SSE 100 Index and SSE 150 Index to be launched-continued

March 26, 2012--To further enhance the SSE index family as well as to provide new analysis tools and underlying instruments for investors, Shanghai Stock Exchange and China Securities Index Co., Ltd
announced that the SSE 100 Index and SSE 150 Index would be launched on Apr 20, 2012.

Source: Shanghai Stock Exchang eChina Securities Index Co., Ltd

Asia ETP News
IMF Working Papers-Australia's Linkages with China: Prospects and Ramifications of China's Economic Transition
May 22, 2018--China and Australia have increasingly strong links, especially through trade. These are driven by demand from China for Australian commodities (coal and iron ore) and services (tourism and education). These links are influenced by China's transition to a services-driven, consumer-led economy.
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Hang Seng Indexes launches Big Bay Area Composite index
May 21, 2018--Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited ('Hang Seng Indexes') will launch the Hang Seng Stock Connect Big Bay Area Composite Index on 21 May 2018 (Monday).
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International Focus: Looking at Last Month in the Korean Equity Market
May 18, 2018--Global stock markets finished up in April, but performances were mixed by region. Developed markets were bullish, namely the eurozone states Italy, France, UK, Germany and Spain.
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BetaShares Australian ETF Review-April 2018
May 16, 2018--Industry returns to growth, aided by strong markets
After last month's rare industry dip, the Australian ETF industry returned to its growing ways this month, aided by strong performance in both global and Australian sharemarkets-reaching a record high in FuM of $37.9B.
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IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Mission to Singapore
May 16, 2018-- Singapore's economy strengthened markedly in 2017, with GDP growth projected to moderate in 2018 at 2.9%.
A successful transition of Singapore's economy to an innovation-based growth model could help raise productivity and investment, and exert positive spillovers for ASEAN and beyond.
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Japan's economy shrinks for first time in two years
May 16, 2018--Japan's economy shrank in the first quarter of 2018 for the first time in two years, ending the longest stretch of economic growth since the 1980s.
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JPMorgan Seeks Majority Stake in China Fund Management Venture
May 14, 2018--Applied for securities JV control last week, following UBS
China pledged to allow majority ownership of joint ventures
JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it plans to take a majority stake in its Chinese fund management joint venture, the second move by the U.S. bank in the past week to take advantage of Beijing's commitment to open its financial markets to foreign firms.
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Vanguard launches first ETF in Hong Kong in three years
May 14, 2018--Vanguard Group (Vanguard) has launched its sixth exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Hong Kong-and its first in the city in three years-with a fund that provides investors access to major globally-listed Chinese stocks.
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JPMorgan applies to re-enter China securities market
May 11, 2018--JPMorgan Chase has applied to re-enter China's securities market with a controlling stake in a joint venture after exiting two years ago.
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China Accelerates Efforts to Create National Standards For Blockchain
May 10, 2018--The roadmap involves setting up a technical standardisation committee.
Chinese government body is preparing national standards for blockchain ?and distributed technologies, which will be published by the end of next ?year, the Economic Information Daily ?reports.?
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Schroders unveils China A-shares fund
May 10, 2018--Schroders has launched a new fund that invests in onshore China A-shares through the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.
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IMF Country Focus-Asia and the Pacific: Good Times, Uncertain Times-A Time to Prepare
May 9, 2018--Asia continues to be the main engine of the world's economy, accounting for more than 60 percent of global growth-three-quarters of which comes from China and India alone. But there are risks and challenges ahead, including from a tightening of global financial conditions, a shift toward inward-looking policies, and-over the longer run-population aging, slowing productivity growth, and the rise of the digital economy, according to the IMF's latest regional report.
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SGX reports market statistics for April 2018
May 9, 2018--Market turnover value of structured warrants and DLCs rise 44% year-on-year
SGX USD/CNH futures trade in excess of US$1 billion for 15 consecutive days for first time
Securities
Total Securities market turnover value was at S$26.7 billion, down 4% month-on-month (m-o-m) and up 24% year-on-year (y-o-y), over 21 trading days. There were 21 trading days in March 2018 and 19 in April 2017.
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Flow Traders Hong Kong live as Liquidity Provider and Market Maker
May 8, 2018--Flow Traders Hong Kong Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flow Traders N.V. (Euronext: FLOW), announces that it is live as a designated Securities Market Maker on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) and a Liquidity Provider on the Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE).
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BetaShares launches Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200)
May 8, 2018--We are pleased to announce the launch of the BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (ASX: A200), the world's lowest cost Australian shares ETF*.
A200 provides investors with exposure to 200 of the largest companies listed on the ASX, with a management fee of only 0.07% p.a.
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China's Xiaomi files prospectus for $10bn Hong Kong IPO
May 3, 2018--July listing intended to be 'poster child' for market's new weighted shares regime
Xiaomi on Thursday launched what is set to be one of the world's biggest initial public offerings, filing a prospectus to raise up to $10bn that gives investors their first look at the Chinese smartphone maker's financial details.
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Greater China ETF AUM to grow on increasing investor acceptance, pent-up demand: Brown Brothers Harriman Survey
May 3, 2018--Some 90% of Mainland China respondents likely to invest in Hong Kong ETFs when included in Stock Connect
Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), a market-leading ETF custodian, administrator, and trustee, today announced the results of its inaugural Greater China ETF Survey, which highlights that the potential inclusion of ETFs in China-Hong Kong Stock Connect would likely unleash pent-up demand for Hong Kong ETFs from Mainland Chinese investors.
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Being active isn't that hard...an introduction to Active ETFs
May 2, 2018--Over the years, the perennial debate of the relative benefits of passive versus active management has been raging amongst personal investors, finance professionals, academics and just about anyone with an interest in investing.
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REFILE-MOVES-J.P. Morgan Asset Management names new head of Asia beta strategies
May 2, 2018--The asset management arm of JPMorgan Chase and Co on Wednesday appointed Philippe El-Asmar as head of Asia beta strategies.
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ASX blockchain to go live at end of 2020
April 27, 2018--The world's first industrial-scale blockchain in financial services will be switched on between September 2020 and March 2021, the ASX said on Friday, and will offer the possibility of settling trades in one day rather than two to reduce risk.
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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan break through the 308 billion US dollar milestone at the end of March 2018
April 25, 2018-- ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Japan broke through the US$300 Bn milestone to reach US$308.46 Bn at the end of March 2018. (All dollar values in USD unless otherwise noted.)
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IMF Working Papers-A New Strategy for Korea's Fiscal Policy in a Low Growth Environment
April 24, 2018--Summary
Adverse demographics and other structural weaknesses impinge on Korea's long-term fiscal outlook and potential growth. Moreover, inadequate social protection is creating poverty and dampening consumption. The paper presents projections of Korea's fiscal outlook, using new estimates of potential growth obtained with a novel multivariate filter.
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