Magazine issues » October 2019

Editorial: A quest for clarity

Romil_PatelWhile Asia continues to show signs of growth (6.3% year-on-year), a global slowdown is at the forefront of investors’ minds. Is the global picture deterring managers? It appears not – managers are speaking positively about growth prospects despite the US-China trade war. As one manager puts it, whilst it is hard to get clarity on the overall market, when it comes to China, certain pockets “such as businesses driven by domestic consumption, technology and services will continue to register good earnings growth and may yield attractive investment opportunities”. Aside from China, India has been garnering significant attention following the re-election of Narendra Modi as prime minister. This edition of Funds Global Asia aims to offer some insight on the next steps for the Asian powerhouse as its recently re-elected leader aims to transform India’s rural population into a middle class that consumes. Romil Patel, editor, Funds Global Asia ©2019 funds global asia

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