HK manager EIP to launch seven synthetic ETFs-continued

February 15, 2012--Enhanced Investment Products has become Hong Kong's first local manager to aim large with synthetic exchange traded funds with the launch of a range of synthetic ETFs linked to Asian stock markets.
EIP was established in 2002 by a team from Jardine Fleming. It currently manages US$270m in Asian index funds and $90m in hedge fund strategies and is now expanding into ETFs. The new range will be known as XIE Shares, a play on “thank you” in Mandarin.

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China's Economy Continues To Lose Momentum As Q1 Growth Slows To 2009 Low
April 17, 2015--China's economic growth in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 has reached the slowest quarterly pace in six years as it has been dragged down by a combination of an industrial slowdown and a weak housing market, the Chinese government announced on Wednesday.
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Asia May Face Slower Future Growth, say Top Economists
April 17, 2015--Top economists Rajan and Summers debate Asian growth trends
Asian countries likely to revert to average growth, says Summers
Asia will need to look inwards for future growth
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Developing East Asia Pacific Growth Remains Robust in 2015
April 13, 2015--Lower Oil Prices Offer Opportunity for Fiscal Reforms
April 13, 2015--Economic growth will ease slightly in developing countries in East Asia and Pacific this year, even as the region benefits from lower oil prices and a continued economic recovery in developed economies, according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released today by the World Bank.
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BRIEF-Everbright Securities gets approval as market maker for Shanghai 50 ETF options trading
April 9, 2015--Says gets approval as market maker for 50 ETF options trading in Shanghai stock exchange.
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BRIEF-Guosen Securities gets approval for SSE 50 ETF options business
April 9, 2015--Says gets Shanghai stock exchange's approval for the commencement of the SSE 50 ETF options market making business.
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Convoy plans fee-based online ETF platform
April 9, 2015--The asset management unit will seek to upgrade its type 1 licence to offer a platform for Hong Kong investors to trade US-listed ETFs.
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HK bourse booms as Stock Connect hits limit
April 9, 2015--Southbound trading hits its quota limit for the first time, pushing the Hang Seng Index up to a level not seen since the financial crisis.
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Why has Asia not copied the Ucits model?
April 9, 2015--In a debate over what would make an Asia fund passport successful, panelists in Singapore question why Asia has not tried to
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Shenzhen to double QDIE amid fight for flows
April 8, 2015--The city plans to raise permits for its cross-border investment scheme to 15 this year as competition
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Malaysia's i-VCAP launches first regional Islamic ETF
April 8, 2015--Malaysia's I-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd on Wednesday launched its first regional Islamic exchange-traded fund (ETF) to include stocks from the Southeast Asia region.
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2 New ETFs to be Listed on April 27, 2015(Mon.)-Daiwa Asset Management-"Daiwa ETF Japan Nikkei225 Inverse Index/Daiwa ETF Japan TOPIX Inverse(-1x) Index"
April 8, 2015--Today, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) approved the listings of new ETFs managed by "Daiwa Asset Management Co., Ltd.'.
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MNI India Consumer Sentiment Lowest Since Sep 2013
Budget Tax Measures Dampen Confidence
April 8, 2015--The MNI India Consumer Sentiment Indicator fell to 118.5 in March from 121.2 in February, the lowest level since September 2013 when the economy was mired in a currency crisis.
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BetaShares-Two Pairs Trade Strategies using Exchange Traded Products
April 7, 2015--Imagine you have found a stock you think is likely to rise relative to the overall market-possibly because it is either technically oversold and/or fundamentally cheap.
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Japan looks for growth from Islamic finance boom
April 6, 2015--Japan is the latest global financial hub to start making inroads into Islamic finance, a move that could help strengthen regional economic ties and give its lenders an edge in winning business in markets whose growth prospects far outpace their home turf.
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BOJ's easing said unsustainable
April 6, 2015--The launch of aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan stunned financial markets two years ago.
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India-100 foreign funds get tax demands; total bill may hit $10-bn
April 5, 2015--In the biggest-ever tax demand slapped on them, nearly 100 foreign funds have been asked to cough up an estimated $5-6 billion for 'untaxed '.
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TSE head Kiyota to become CEO of Japan Exchange Group
April 3, 2015--Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc. President Akira Kiyota will succeed Atsushi Saito as CEO of the bourse's parent, Japan Exchange Group Inc., sources said Friday.
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New ETFs Included in Real-Time Dissemination of "TSE Indicative NAV"(DIAM ETF Nikkei225)
April 3, 2015--Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) will newly calculate and publish the real-time Indicative Net Asset Value (Indicative NAV) per share for the below Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on our website beginning April 3, 2015.
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BetaShares-Bassanese's Market Insights: Economic outlook-downside risks remain
March 31, 2015--The long hoped for rebalancing in economic growth toward housing construction and non-mining business investment faces new a threat -namely emerging signs of excess capacity in these key sectors.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Asia Pacific Index Dashboard
March 31, 2015--The S&P Pan Asia BMI finished March with a 0.8% gain, making it 6.7% for the quarter.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-India Index Dashboard
March 31, 2015--India's equity markets suffered in March as the S&P BSE SENSEX recorded a loss of 4.6%.
Nonetheless, the markets have completed a positive quarter and, with Indian corporates closing the books on the financial year, the 12-month returns remain stellar.
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Chinese asset-management growth seen outstripping regulation
March 31, 2015--China's asset-management industry is expanding quickly, spurring a need for more regulation, senior officials say.
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IMF Working Paper-Assessing China's Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities
March 30, 2015--Summary: This paper documents and assesses the risk stemming from rising corporate indebtedness in China using a firm-level dataset of listed firms. It finds that while leverage on average is not high, there is a fat tail of highly leveraged firms accounting for a significant share of total corporate debt, mainly concentrated in the real estate and construction sector and state-owned enterprises in general.
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UPDATE 1-China to let mutual funds buy Hong Kong shares via 'connector'regulator
March 27, 2015--Change to aid stock connect scheme-official
Interest in the Shanghai-Hong Kong link has waned
China's securities regulator said on Friday it would let mainland mutual funds invest in Hong Kong shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
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NZX launches three new ETFs
March 27, 2015--NZX's Smartshares unit, which is being combined with new acquisition Superlife this year, is launching three more exchange traded funds, giving investors exposure to Australia's resource and financial sector and dividend-paying New Zealand stocks.
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