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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.

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Asian markets rise following the ECB's announcement on QE

23 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Hang Seng and Nikkei 225 enjoy gains

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Tom Slater promoted to joint manager of Scottish Mortgage investment trust

7 January 2015 | By Philip Scott

Slater joins James Anderson as co-manager.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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