Equities

Apr 17, 2018

Singapore_ExchangeThe Singapore Exchange has promised new Indian equity derivatives in June to provide “continuity” after a surprise move by India threatened to stop all offshore derivative trading.

Apr 03, 2018

Japanese_yen_symbolInvestor flows into Japanese equity funds reached their highest weekly total in four years last week.

Mar 20, 2018

Money_marketAsset managers operating in China have stopped promoting money market funds due to official pressure to move assets into other fund types.

Feb 20, 2018

Chinese_year_of_the_dogA recent setback in global equities does not diminish an optimistic outlook for China in the Year of the Dog.

Feb 20, 2018

Asia-Pacific headFund services firm Alter Domus has recruited Alexander Traub as its regional executive for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.

Feb 13, 2018

Indian_stocksThree Indian stock exchanges will halt the offshore trading of derivatives linked to their equity markets.

Jan 30, 2018

indian equitiesThe Indian equity market, which is at an all-time high in local currency terms, may yet offer good value if the country’s reform agenda is maintained.

Jan 16, 2018

Miyajima_gateBrown Brothers Harriman says it is providing custody and fund administration to the first Hong Kong-domiciled Japanese equity fund managed by a Japanese fund house.

Jan 09, 2018

Tax_calculatorA trade association has criticised Korea's plan to lower the ownership threshold at which foreign investors are liable for capital gains tax.

Jan 09, 2018

Chinese_lanternsMorgan Stanley Investment Management has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits version of its award-winning China A Equity strategy.

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