New York beats London as top finance centre, again

23 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

New York has been in the top spot for two years


Aberdeen targets China growth with fund launch

12 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Aberdeen AM launches new China A share fund and makes a £60m residential purchase.


M&G reports record £446m profit but UK outflows rise £1bn

10 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Company has made profit for the fifth year in a row despite £1.7bn net outflows.


Asian shares rise ahead of US payroll update

6 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Japan’s Nikkei moves to new high as China remains static


Reserve Bank of India surprises with rate cut

4 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Interest rates lowered for the second time this year.


Australia posts GDP growth of 2.5% for 2015

4 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Fears are rising that pain lies ahead as a result of troubles engulfing the mining sector


India's Modi prepares 'once in a generation' Budget

27 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

Neptune India fund manager Kunal Desai is hoping for pro-growth and investment policies.


Japan’s Nikkei index jumps to 15-year high

27 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

Year-to-date the market is up by 9 per cent


Morningstar demotes Aberdeen EM and Asia Pacific funds

26 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Morningstar has downgraded Hugh Young’s Aberdeen Asia Pacific Equity and Devan Kaloo’s Emerging Markets Equity strategies to silver because of their formidable size.

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Fidelity's Nicholls buys 'hated' Chinese property for Special Sits trust

25 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Fidelity China Special Situations manager Dale Nicholls has been buying “the most hated asset class in the world”: Middle Kingdom property companies.


China's manufacturing sector edges back into growth territory

25 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

February’s flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing PMI increases to 50.1, taking the sector to a four-month high.


Asian markets hold their nerve as concerns grow over eurozone woes

13 February 2015 | By Philip Scott

Japan Nikkei 225 index however falls flat after Thursday’s gains.


GAM unveils India fund run by New Horizon's Madhav Bhatkuly

4 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

GAM Asset Management has launched an India fund run by Mumbai-based investment adviser New Horizon.

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Allan Liu calls it a day after 27 years at Fidelity

3 February 2015 | By Michael Berry

Allan Liu is retiring from Fidelity after 28 years’ service in the east and will soon hand over his €2.75bn East Asia Sicav to Dhananjay Phadnis.

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Who are the winners and losers from the oil price slide?

2 February 2015 | By Adam Lewis

Described as a game changer for global markets, the dramatic fall in the price of oil is creating a distinct group of winners and losers. 


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.

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