|New Push For Bond ETFs in Down Under-continued|
|January 29, 2012--Australian retail investors seeking fixed income products have traditionally had a limited range of choices, but a recent regulatory change to allow fixed income exchange traded funds on to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) could be a significant boost to the asset class, the FT reports.|
|New rules to allow the listing of fixed income ETFs on the ASX were approved by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) just before Christmas and came into effect in January.
The move is a welcome change for ETF providers such as BlackRock and Vanguard, which offer a range of fixed income products globally but have been prevented from listing them in Australia. “We think we’ll see strong demand from the retail segment – which includes self-managed superannuation funds – and also from institutions,” says Mark Oliver, Australian head of iShares, BlackRock’s ETF operation. “Institutions can access broad fixed interest markets quite easily,” he says, “but with the ETFs, they can gain access to a diversified portfolio in a single trade. Also [ETFs] offer excellent liquidity, which often the underlying bonds cannot. “During the credit crisis of 2008, for example, the US bond ETFs traded through the volatility, while it was difficult for people at the same time to price the underlying bond.”
|Source: ETF Radar Magazine|
|Asia ETP News|
|Nasdaq Bets on ETFs Joining Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Link|
|November 23, 2014--Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. is betting that the Chinese authorities will let investors buy exchange-traded funds over the new link between Hong Kong and Shanghai.|
|China surprises with interest rate cut|
|November 21, 2014--China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world's second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century.|
|Reforms poised to put India on a strong, sustainable and inclusive growth path, OECD says|
|November 19, 2014--The Indian economy is showing signs of a turnaround. New reforms, some of which are included in the package presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, need to be implemented to put the country on a path to strong, sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of India.|
|HKEx's Li says derivatives, IPOs to be part of Shanghai stock scheme in months|
|November 19, 2014--November 17, 2014--Hong Kong stock exchange Chief Executive Officer Charles Li said it would take months, not years, before initial public offerings (IPOs) and derivatives are made a part of a landmark scheme linking Hong Kong and the Shanghai stock exchanges that kicked off on Monday.|
|India looks to further crackdown on gold imports|
|November 19, 2014--The Indian government is considering a further crackdown on gold imports as New Delhi tries to control the country's yawning trade deficit.|
|Japan slides into recession as tax hike takes toll|
|November 17, 2014--Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped back into recession as housing and business investment dropped following a sales tax hike, hobbling its ability to help drive the global recovery.|
|China waives tax for foreign stock investors|
|November 14, 2014--China's Ministry of Finance said on Friday it will waive a capital-gains tax for foreigners buying mainland Chinese stocks.|
|TSE ETF/ETN Monthly Report-Oct 2014|
|Monthly trading value hit a record high, surpassing JPY 3 trillion in October!|
November 14, 2014-- The ETF/ETN market remained vibrant in October 2014 with monthly trading value of about JPY 3.733 trillion and average daily trading value reaching about JPY 170 billion.
|ICICI Prudential AMC likely to manage Suuti ETF|
|The government is expected to raise up to Rs 7,000 cr through the Suuti ETF|
November 13. 2014--India's second largest fund house, ICICI Prudential AMC, has emerged as the front runner for managing the exchange-traded fund (ETF) the government plans to float for disinvesting part of its holdings under the Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (Suuti).
|Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia|
|November 11, 2014-- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) encompasses ten countries with a multitude of ethnicities and languages, as well as wide economic disparities. But these nations-Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam-are not only tied together by multiple threads of history and culture but also increasingly linked by business networks, trade relationships, migration, and shared resources.|
|Canada's BMO launching trio of ETFs in HK|
|First-of-their-kind bond, bank funds among the rollouts|
November 10, 2014--Toronto-headquartered BMO Global Asset Management is listing in Hong Kong three locally domiciled exchange traded funds that it believes are tailored to the market.
|Hong Kong, Shanghai stock link to start November 17|
|November 9, 2014--A delayed trading link between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock exchanges will start on November 17, the Hong Kong exchange announced Monday.|
|New ETF to be Listed on Dec. 2, 2014(Tue.) -BlackRock Japan="iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF"|
|November 6, 2014--Today, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) approved the listing of a new ETF managed by "BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd."|
The ETF will be listed on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Name: iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF Listing Date:2. December, 2014 (Scheduled)
|Hong Kong asset managers seek alternatives as China investment quotas dry up|
|November 5, 2014--Asset managers in Hong Kong are scrambling to figure out how to meet growing demand for yuan assets after they were hit by a double blow-a shortage of China investment quotas and the delay of a scheme linking the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges.|
|India Stands to Lose More than $4.58 Trillion to Non-Communicable Diseases|
|November 5, 2014--New report from the World Economic Forum and Harvard School of Public Health finds that India stands to lose $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases, an amount more than double India's annual GDP
Five key interventions reduce incidence of the diseases, and potentially provide a 15% return on investment
|BetaShares launches Australian Dividend Harvester Fund for SMSF & Retiree Market|
|November 5, 2014--November Fund specifically designed for SMSFs & Retirees
BetaShares has today announced the launch of a new ASX-traded fund developed specifically with the needs of SMSFs and retirees in mind.
BetaShares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (managed fund) trades under the ASX Code "HVST".
|Bankers question Asean passport demand|
|November 4, 2014--Some distributors in Southeast Asia are unsure what the recently launched Asean fund passport will offer them in the near term|
|MNI India Consumer Indicator Falls|
|Slightly in October-Consumers hold back spending during the festival season
November 4, 2014--Consumer sentiment eased slightly in October as the outlook for household finances deteriorated and a growing proportion of consumers refrained from purchasing big ticket items in spite of the festival season.
|HK fund firms urged to use foreign RQFII quota|
|November 4, 2014--The deputy CEO of Hong Kong's securities regulator said asset managers in the city should make use of offshore quota,|
|RQFII fever spreads to South Korea|
|After the first Korean fund house received an RQFII licence in late October, a raft of others are tipped to be on the way. Meanwhile, more French and Singaporean institutions won quota last week. |
November 3, 2014--China's renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) scheme is continuing its spread around the globe, with South Korea the latest stop.
|Yuanta debuts Greater China's first leveraged and inverse ETFs|
|November 3, 2014-- Taiwan's largest ETF provider, Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Co (Yuanta SITC), has launched Greater China's first leveraged and inverse ETFs.
The Yuanta Daily Taiwan 50 Bull 2X ETF and Yuanta Daily Taiwan 50 Bear-1X ETF were launched on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on October 31.
|S&P Dow Jones Indices-Asia Pacific Index Dashboard-October 2014|
|October 31, 2014--A flash of volatility briefly challenged global equities mid-month, with the VIX temporarily breaking through 30. Calm has returned for now; most markets have recovered. In Asia, blue-chip companies held up better as the S&P Asia 50 closed the month with a 3.16% gain, the broader S&P Pan Asia BMI posted a 0.36% loss.|
|S&P Dow Jones Indices-India Index Dashboard-October 2014|
|October 31, 2014--October was yet another great month for Indian equities. The S&P BSE SENSEX gained nearly 5% to close at a new high of 27,866. Returns were led by Financials, which contributed more than half of the gain.|
|3 New TSE-ETFs to be Listed on November 19, 2014|
|Wed.)-BlackRock Group, "iShares(R)"Series(Third Installment)-|
October 30, 2014-- Today,Tokyo Stock Exchange,Inc. (TSE) approved the listings of three new ETFs managed by BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited.
These three issues use the JDR scheme and will be listed on Wednesday,November 19,2014. Ticker: 1361
Issue Name: iShares $ High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF-JDR
Indicator: Markit iBoxx USD Liquid High Yield Capped Index
|China's Growth Continues to Adjust to a New Normal|
|October 29, 2014--China's growth continued to moderate reflecting renewed policy efforts to rebalance the economy. For 2015-16 average growth is expected to ease to slightly above 7 percent as policy efforts to place the economy on a more sustainable growth path are likely to intensify, according to the World Bank's China Economic Update released today.|
|BetaRisk-on/Risk-off investing-using currency to de-risk global exposure|
|October 28, 2014--With the Australian dollar seemingly on a downward trend, investor interest in gaining offshore investment exposure is growing.|
|Approach E Fund, Perceive the ChiNext ETF|
|October 28, 2014--On October 24, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) organized the first session of 'Approaching Fund Companies Activity', which was held in E Fund Management Co., Ltd., inviting investors of the ChiNext ETF from various securities companies to have a face-to-face exchange with the fund managers of the ChiNext ETF.|
|Japanese regulator questions process for cross-border recognition|
|October 28, 2014--Europe and the US have made progress in implementing rules governing clearing and reporting of over-the-counter derivatives.|
|Leveraged ETF trading hits historic high in Tokyo-Nikkei Asian Review|
|Leveraged ETF trading hits historic high in Tokyo
October 28, 2014-October trading for the benchmark leveraged exchange-traded index fund has already topped monthly records here as retail and foreign investors seek quick ways to cash in on volatile stock prices in Tokyo.
|China Shadow Banking Shifted to Insurers Alarms Moody's|
|October 28, 2014--A doubling in the trust holdings of China's insurers has prompted ratings companies to warn the industry may be taking on too much shadow banking default-risk.|
|HK-Shanghai Link-up Delayed, Not Derailed|
|October 26, 2014--No firecrackers were lit at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange this morning to celebrate the much-anticipated launch of the Hong Kong-Shanghai Stock Connect.|
|BNY Mellon Launches Comprehensive Discretionary Investment and Wealth Management Services in Hong Kong|
|BNY Mellon Wealth Management to leverage the company's Asia-Pacific presence to meet rapidly increasing wealth management demand from among the region's high net worth investors|
Launch builds upon BNY Mellon's global investment and wealth management strategy
October 24, 2014--BNY Mellon* Wealth Management has received regulatory approval in Hong Kong to launch comprehensive discretionary investment and wealth management services to high net worth individual investors.