|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|
|Reforms Strengthen Indonesia's Economic Resilience: World Bank Report|
|Lower than Expected Global Growth Forecast Poses Risks to Stronger Domestic Economic Recovery
June 20, 2016--Indonesia's economy continues to prove resilient with a forecasted GDP growth of 5.1 percent for 2016.
|World Bank-India Development Update-June 2016|
|June 20, 2016--The World Bank's latest India Development Update-a twice yearly report on the Indian economy and its prospects-finds that India's economy expanded at a faster pace in FY 2016.|
|Mrs Watanabe bets on robots to rule|
|June 19, 2016--World's first robotics-themed managed equity fund a big hit with Japan's retail investors.|
|China snubs MSCI after 'A' shares denied inclusion in index|
|June 16, 2016--Mainland China on Wednesday brushed off stock index firm MSCI's decision to exclude the country's A shares from its influential global equities index, saying that the gauge cannot be complete without the Chinese stocks.|
|Samsung in ETF debut in HK|
|June 13, 2016--The first batch of leveraged and inverse ETFs, issued by Samsung Asset Management (Hong Kong) Ltd, was introduced to Hong Kong. The products would suit retail investors seeking short-term investments rather than asset allocation with a long-term view, as well as institutional investors wanting to conduct hedging, experts say.|
|IMF-Rebalancing China: International Lessons in Corporate Debt|
|June 12, 2016--June 12, 2016--China's Debt Problem
To get a handle on the issue, let's take a closer look at China's debt profile. Overall, total debt is equal to about 225 percent of GDP. Of that, government debt represents about 40 percent of GDP.
|The 3 biggest risks facing East Asia|
|June 8, 2016--To describe the rapid rise of East Asia's influence would, at this point, be a cliché. But the speed of this well-documented rise has not just created opportunities; it has created risks.|
|IMF Staff Concludes 2016 Article IV Mission to Korea|
|June 8, 2016--"Korea has made remarkable economic progress over the past sixty years, but now, with income levels still short of the OECD frontier, potential growth has slowed, and in light of population aging, the government is paying increasing attention to inequality and poverty."|
|IMF-Thailand : Selected Issues|
|June 8, 2016--SPILLOVERS FROM CHINA
TO THAILAND AND OTHER ASEAN-5 COUNTRIES
The Chinese economy is transitioning to a new model, with slower growth and rebalancing in its drivers. Thailand is exposed to the slowdown, as China is one of Thailand's main trading partners.
|Thai bourse to list Thai ETFs tracking MSCI Thailand Index on June 7|
|June 6, 2016--The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will list BCAP MSCI Thailand ETF (BMSCITH), the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking constituents on MSCI Thailand ex Foreign Board Index, on June 7, 2016.|
|Human Capital Outlook: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)|
|June 1, 2016--The Fourth Industrial Revolution will disrupt business models and bring both challenges and opportunities to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is no exception to these trends.|
|China Fixes Yuan at More Than Five-Year Low Against Dollar|
|Central bank sets the yuan daily reference rate at 6.5784, the weakest level since February 2011|
May 30, 2016--China's central bank set the daily yuan-fixing at its weakest level against the dollar in more than five years on Monday, after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen boosted the strength of the U.S. currency.