China's manufacturing sector still struggling to return to growth

23 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Latest PMI reading however illustrates minor improvement across the industry.


Asian markets rise following the ECB's announcement on QE

23 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Hang Seng and Nikkei 225 enjoy gains


IMF slashes global growth forecast to 3.5%

20 January 2015 | By Andrew Knight

Global growth revised down by 0.3 percentage points, but the US is still the “teacher’s pet”.


OMGI hands Diamond Lee Greater China Equity fund

20 January 2015 | By Adam Lewis

 OMGI brings Greater China Equity fund inhouse and hands management to new recruit Diamond Lee.


F&C’s Paul Niven to scale down global high yield position

15 January 2015 | By Andrew Knight

Uncertainty regarding the timing of interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve has convinced F&C’s Paul Niven to move his global high yield position from overweight to neutral.


Can India maintain status as the number one emerging market?

9 January 2015 | By Adam Lewis

In a year when attention shifted back towards emerging markets it was India that led the way.


Asian stocks follow US gains as China inflation hovers near five-year low

9 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Markets expecting strong US employment numbers update on Friday


Tom Slater promoted to joint manager of Scottish Mortgage investment trust

7 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Slater joins James Anderson as co-manager.


Japan to cut business tax from April

30 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Japan’s ‘third arrow’ has been put to the bow, with a business tax cut planned to shave 2.51 percentage points off the rate from next year.


JPMorgan Asian drops performance fee and puts managers on notice

24 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

JPMorgan Asian investment trust has scrapped its performance fee and has put the management team on final notice after a year of abject returns.


Is Japanese debt a ticking time bomb?

22 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Abenomics crashes on sending the Topix higher and higher to investors’ glee, but an implicit bet on the creditworthiness of Japan accompanies the trade.


Indian funds dominate in 2014

22 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Indian funds dominate the list of the top performers of 2014, with nine out of the top 10 all invested in the subcontinent, according to FE.


China revises up its 2013 economic size by 3.4%

19 December 2014 | By Philip Scott

Revision is not expected to have a material impact on growth this year.


Global markets bounce after Fed's change in tone on monetary policy

19 December 2014 | By Philip Scott

Asian markets rally overnight following the Fed’s latest update


Aviva Investors offloads Asia Pac property business

17 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

JP Morgan Asset Management has bought the Asia Pacific property business from Aviva Investors.


Abe retains super majority in Japan snap election

15 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party has retained its House of Representatives majority following the recent snap election.


RWC to open Nissay Japan fund to wholesale market

11 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

RWC is to launch a Ucits version of an institutional Japanese fund it has run in association with Japan-based Nissay Asset Management since 2005.


Cheap Europe entices F&C multi-asset's Niven

10 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

Improved macro data coming out of Europe has lead F&C’s head of multi asset Paul Niven to adopt an overweight stance in the region on short-term view.


Japan's recession worse than expected but a return to growth likely

8 December 2014 | By Adam Lewis

GDP declined at an even faster pace than expected falling by 0.5 per cent in Q3.

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Why Newton’s Jason Pidcock is holding more cash than ever before

2 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Newton Asian Income manager Jason Pidcock says he is “relatively cautious” on Asia and is holding 7 per cent in cash, a high drag on an income fund.


Moody's downgrades Japan due to 'third arrow' doubts

1 December 2014 | By Michael Berry

Moody’s has downgraded Japan one notch to A1 citing doubt about the timing and effectiveness of its monetary stimulus and uncertainty of reducing its deficit.


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.


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.


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.


Morningstar appoints UK manager research director

17 November 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Nikkei slumps 2.2% on US data

16 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Japanese shares ended trading down 335.14 in overnight trading.


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.


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.


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.


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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