‘ China ’

China’s 2018 economic growth focus: Quality over quantity

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
Physical China A-share ETFs go head to head

By Jack Jiang, senior ETF specialist at ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management (International).

The Central Economic Work Conference (CEWC) was held in Beijing on 18-20 December 2017 and, as the first CEWC after the Nineteenth Party Congress, it set the tone for China’s central government’s economic policies in 2018. They are crucial to the long-term development of the world’s second-largest economy.



MSCI’s country and factor equity indices all positive in January

Feb 6th, 2018 | By
Direxion introduces lightly leveraged “Portfolio+” ETF suite

MSCI has reported that its country and factor equity indices were all positive in January, with China leading the way up 12.5%.



MSCI reveals top index performers for December and FY 2017

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
MSCI reveals top index performers for 2017

China topped the list of best-performing country equity indices during 2017; information technology lead the sector indices; and momentum came out on top among factors, according to data from index provider MSCI.



Nikko: MSCI inclusion of ‘A’ shares is China’s great leap onto world stage

Jan 30th, 2018 | By
Eng Tech Tan, senior portfolio manager – Asian equity at Nikko Asset Management

By Eng Teck Tan, senior portfolio manager, Asian equity at Nikko Asset Management.

Investors today are used to designing and managing portfolios of Asia ex-Japan or even Asia-Pacific ex-Japan stocks. But imagine a day when Asia ex-China portfolios are the norm. We think this is not too far-fetched an idea.



Bullish outlook for dividends bodes well for high income ETFs

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Bullish outlook for dividends bodes well for high income ETFs

The findings of a report by IHS Markit could mean high dividend ETFs are in for a strong year. The IHS Markit Dividend Forecasting Report predicts that 2018 will be the third consecutive year of increasing global dividends and will also see the fastest dividend growth since 2014. Emerging markets are expected to lead the way. Thomas Matheson, head of dividend research at IHS Markit, commented, “We expect to see stronger performance across sectors, coupled with resurgent growth in Europe and a notable decrease in dividend cuts.”



KraneShares launches thematic ETF tracking electric vehicle industry

Jan 24th, 2018 | By
KraneShares launches thematic ETF tracking electric vehicle industry

KraneShares, a New York-based China-focused ETF issuer, has launched the KraneShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (KARS US) on NYSE Arca, providing thematic exposure to the fast-growing electric vehicle industry and the technologies shaping the future of transportation.



Hang Seng launches China new economy index

Jan 20th, 2018 | By
Hang Seng launches China new economy index

Hang Seng Indexes has launched the Hang Seng SCHK New Economy Index, reflecting the performance of Chinese ‘new economy’ equities that are accessible through the southbound trading link of the Stock Connect Hong Kong (SCHK) schemes.



Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. They comprise a China A-Shares ETF, a euro-denominated corporate bond ETF, a global government bond ETF, an inflation-linked bond ETF, and an income-focused multi-asset ETF of ETFs.



Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Deutsche Asset Management has announced it is offering two new ETFs on Schwab ETF OneSource, Charles Schwab & Co.’s program that provides investors and advisors with access to commission-free ETFs. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, said, “Through the addition of these funds to the program, Schwab clients will have the ability to access the Chinese and German equity markets in a cost-efficient way.”



Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

From the Asian equity desk at Nikko Asset Management.

A robust global economy and monetary policy tightening could benefit export-oriented economies in Asia. Coupled with a recovery of consumption within the region, we continue to believe that Asian equities provide better earnings growth prospects at a more attractive valuation relative to developed markets.