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Japan core inflation falls to 0.9%

28 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Japanese core inflation fell to a 13-month low of 0.9 per cent in October with not long to go before a vote on a rise in sales tax.

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OMGI takes on Ignis Asian equities man Diamond Lee

26 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed ex-Ignis Asian equity fund manager Diamond Le as portfolio manager on its Asian equities team.

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BoJ board members warn of stimulus risks

25 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

BoJ members warned last month of the potential costs of further monetary easing.

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Morningstar appoints UK manager research director

17 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Jeremy Beckwith was most recently interim chief investment officer at Nutmeg.

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Japan sinks into shock recession

17 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Japan has sunk into recession after its economy shrank 0.4 per cent in the third quarter.

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Mainland China ready to open up to foreign capital

11 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect agreement should go live next week, pushing the case for Mainland A shares to be included in MSCI indices.

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Asian fund passports threaten billions in eastern Ucits business

10 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Billions of pounds of Ucits sales into Asia could be at risk from fund passporting changes in the east.

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Macau property fund buys up as gambling revenue plunges

10 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

The $543m (£341.2m) Macau Property Opportunities fund has increased its debt to a quarter of its portfolio and bought a new property despite faltering gaming revenues.

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Seneca appoints ex-Aberdeen Asia head

5 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

Boutique investment group Seneca has appointed ex-Aberdeen head of Asia Pacific strategy and asset allocation Peter Elston as global investment strategist.

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Teverson arrives, kicking off Jupiter's emerging markets push

4 November 2014 | By Michael Berry

Ross Teverson has started as Jupiter’s global emerging markets head of strategy days after the resignation of two developing market managers.

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Bank of Japan makes shock monetary stimulus boost

31 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The Bank of Japan has made the shock decision to boost the bank’s monetary easing programme

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Aviva adds EM and Asia fund manager

29 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Aviva Investors has added fund manager Xiaoyu Liu to its emerging markets and Asia Pacific equities teams.

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SLI to close Ignis China fund

24 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The Sicav is managed by Magdalene Miller and has a four star FE rating.

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Nikkei slumps 2.2% on US data

16 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese shares ended trading down 335.14 in overnight trading.

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China inflation drops to 1.6% in September

15 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Inflation in the Chinese economy came close to a five-year low but economists remain unconcerned about deflation risks.

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BofA: Investors ditch equities amidst global recovery worries

14 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Exposure to equities has fallen 14 per cent in September following concerns over the end of QE on the global economy.

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China exports unexpectedly jump in September

13 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Exports increased by 15.3 per cent compared to the same month a year previous.

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Nikko AM bolsters global investment committee

13 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Nikko Asset Management has promoted London-based Andre Severino head of fixed income for the US and Europe.

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Newton's Pidcock: Why the Fed is likely to roll out QE4 next year

9 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

There is more chance of the Federal Reserve launching a fourth round of QE next year than raising interest rates, Newton’s Jason Pidcock says.

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Polar Capital AUM rises despite investors' Japanese market desertion

9 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Uncertainty about whether the Japanese market will go up or down weighed on Polar Capital’s flows as $425m flowed out of its long-only funds in the half year to 30 September.

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M&G's Woolnough: Why the west should not fear deflation

7 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

Western countries could learn a thing or two from the “economic basket-case” that is Japan, M&G Investments’ Richard Woolnough says.

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World Bank trims China growth forecasts

6 October 2014 | By Michael Berry

The World Bank has reduced its growth forecast for China for the next two years to account for the governments’ gear change to a more sustainable economy.

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GLG soft-closes Japan CoreAlpha after 'significant' Japan liquidity drop

29 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

GLG Partners are soft closing the £3.8bn GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity strategy due to large inflows and “a significant reduction” of liquidity in the Far Eastern market.

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China fines GSK £300m as country head deported and given suspended sentence

19 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined 3bn renminbi (£297m) and former China boss Mark Reilly has been given a suspended jail sentence for bribery.

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OMGI hires BlackRock's Crabb to lead new Asian equities team

17 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The new Asian Equities team will run the Dublin-domiciled $270m Old Mutual Pacific Equity and the $40m Old Mutual Asian Equity funds

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China's central bank injects £50bn into top banks

17 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Local media reports in China say the central bank is in the process of distributing low-interest loans to the country’s top five state-owned banks.

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AXA IM boost Asia fixed income team with HSBC hires

11 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

HSBC Global AM associate director for Hong Kong, Honyu Fung joins AXA IM alongside his colleague Jason Pang.

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Japan GDP plunges 1.8% in Q2

8 September 2014 | By Pamela Morris

The economy experienced its worst quarterly decline since the 2011 earthquake.

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Fidelity launches high conviction Asia Pacific fund

4 September 2014 | By Michael Berry

The Fidelity Asia Pacific Opportunities fund has been run as a pilot for the past two years and will be launched for retail investment on 24 September.

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Japan economy shows signs of stagnation

29 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese GDP contracted sharply during Q2 following increase in consumption tax.

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Henderson's HINT manager boosts Asia Pacific exposure

15 August 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Ben Lofthouse has added mainly to Chinese equities following signs of reforms in the country’s state owned enterprises.

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Japan GDP sees biggest fall since 2011

13 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Economy suffers worst contraction since 2011 tsunami disaster.

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Hermes’ Pines cuts India exposure after ‘broad and indiscriminate' rise

11 August 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Jonathan Pines, manager of the Hermes Asia ex Japan fund, is reducing his weighting to India, following what he calls a “broad and indiscriminate” rise in stock valuations.

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Will the Nikkei hit 17,000 this year?

7 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Scepticism still surrounds the fortunes of Abenomics and its “third arrow.”

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Quilter Cheviot appoints Chinese marketing specialist

7 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Sam Jacobs will work with portfolio advisers and Chinese clients seeking Tier One Investor Visas.

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BNY Mellon launches Asian bond fund

1 August 2014 | By Michael Berry

BNY Mellon is to launch a mostly-hard currency Asian bond fund for its Singapore-based Standish fixed income team.

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Hargreaves labels Fidelity China Special Sits 'a bargain'

29 July 2014 | By Michael Berry

Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier has called the £604m trust “a bargain” for anyone bullish on the Middle Kingdom.

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Invesco Asean Equity co-manager Maggie Lee exits

28 July 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

A fund update confirmed that Lee will depart for personal reasons and fellow co-manager William Yuen will assume sole management of the fund.

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JP Morgan Chinese IT appoints LGT's Wong as director

25 July 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Wong also previously worked as deputy chief executive at Invesco Asia.

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