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  • Financials

    Overview: The thin line between frontier and emerging markets

    Going to frontier markets offers more of an opportunity to discover the most overlooked companies.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Qualcomm benefits from China’s LTE adoption progress

    Qualcomm earns about half of its revenues from China, making it an important market for the company. It depends heavily on the faster adoption of high-speed LTE technology in emerging markets such as China.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Profits Accelerate in June

    According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s industrial profits for firms above a designated size rose by 5.1% year-over-year to 616.3 billion yuan ($92.4 billion) in June.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Emerging Markets Cracking or Crashing on Greece Woes?

    Chinese shares contributed significantly to the downfall of emerging market funds, as the iShares MSCI China Index ETF sank 2.84% on Monday.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Must-know: What to expect from Qualcomm this fiscal year

    Qualcomm’s improved EPS guidance is mainly because of the continued adoption of LTE technology by Chinese telecommunication providers such as China Mobile (CHL), China Telecom (CHA), and China Unicom (CHU).

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Fund Managers

    Analyzing China’s Leading Economic Index

    China’s Leading Economic Index currently indicates that the country’s economy is facing a downturn. Its LEI remained unchanged at 98.71 points in July 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Official Manufacturing PMI Nudged Down in November

    China’s official Manufacturing PMI reading for November was slightly down and came at 49.6 as compared to 49.8 in October. This index is released every month.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are There Parallels in China’s Stock Market Bubbles?

    The bubbles created in China’s stock market in 2007 and 2015–2016 show that stocks fell ~65.0% and ~41.0%, respectively.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s New Loan and Aggregate Financing Plans: Are They Working?

    New loans issued by Chinese banks rose to 1.4 trillion yuan ($211.2 billion) up from 726.6 billion yuan ($112.0 billion) in February 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Invest in Singapore Equities

    Leading the ETF pack for investing in Singapore equities is the iShares MSCI Singapore ETF (EWS).

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Online Sales Boosted Chinese Retail in September

    According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, retail sales reached 2,527.1 billion yuan, up by 10.9% in September as against 10.8% in August 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Chinese carriers cutting smartphone subsidies affects Apple

    China’s telecom providers, China Mobile (CHL), China Unicom (CHU), and China Telecom (CHA), had started to sell the iPhone 5S at a subsidized price. However, it seems the Chinese government wants to nip this trend in the bud itself.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Expanded in April, Caution Prevails

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Indicator expanded to 50.5 in April due to stimulus measures from Chinese authorities to boost economic growth.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are You Riding China’s Stock Market Roller Coaster?

    China’s stock market performance lately has been similar to a roller coaster ride. Riders’ enthusiasm on a roller coaster builds as the ride climbs…

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s New Yuan Loans, Aggregate Financing Dropped in February

    China’s aggregate financing also fell sharply from 3417.3 billion yuan ($525 billion) in January to 780.2 billion yuan ($120 billion) in February.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Manufacturing Deteriorated Further in December 2015

    China accounts for ~8.4% of the global GDP, and manufacturing activity contributes about 31% to China’s GDP. The Caixin China manufacturing PMI declined 0.4 points to 48.2 in December.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Yuan Share Rose in Global Currency Payments

    According to the latest SWIFT RMB Tracker, the yuan—also known as the “renminbi”—accounted for 2.3% of the global payments in November 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Idea of Vodafone-Liberty Deal Irritates T-Mobile Parent

    The idea of Vodafone (VOD) buying assets from Liberty Global (LBTYA) in certain European markets doesn’t sit well with T-Mobile (TMUS) parent Deutsche Telekom.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key for Investors: 5 Issues Are Choking Real Growth in China

    We think that 2016 will be challenging for the Chinese economy. With policy support and improved credit conditions, economic activity stabilized in 1Q16.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Official Manufacturing PMI Nudged Up in December

    China’s official manufacturing PMI reading for December 2015 was up slightly and came in at 49.7. However, it was still in contraction mode compared to 49.6 in November.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    TCWAX Fell Due to Weak Global Demand

    For the month ending on November 30, 2015, TCWAX fell by 2.8% due to weakness in global demand and lower commodity prices.

    By Lynn Noah
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why Apple needs a different strategy to revive its stock

    Apple (AAPL) has started to take a few baby steps to initiate growth in emerging markets. The company recently signed a multi-year distribution agreement with China Mobile (CHL).

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Production Struggles to Regain Strength

    According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, industrial production in China rose 5.6% in October compared to 5.7% in September. The reading was below market expectations of 5.8%.

    By Lara Sheldon
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    TCWAX: 2015’s Worst Performer, but Lowest YTD Negative Return

    The Templeton China World Fund – Class A (TCWAX) is the third-largest fund under this review, with an asset size of $297.2 million as of January 2016.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Some Important Metrics of Asia-Pacific Countries

    In this series, among developed markets in the Asia-Pacific region, we’ll look at equity investment vehicles that allow you to invest in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s New Yuan Loans and Aggregate Financing Rise in November

    The rise in new yuan loans doesn’t directly impact the overall performance of mutual funds. But with the rise in credit flow in the economy, mutual funds with large exposures to financials benefit.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s December Exports and Imports Were Better than Expected

    According to China’s General Administration of Customs, China’s exports fell 1.4% year-over-year in December 2015, compared to a fall of 6.8% in November.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Trade War Undermine Ericsson’s Competition in China?

    Ericsson (ERIC) didn’t do well enough in China in the previous cellular generations, mostly because it lacked the right product range for the Chinese market.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are the Portfolio Compositions of FHKCX and JCOAX?

    The Fidelity China Region Fund Class C (FHKCX) and the John Hancock Greater China Opportunities Fund Class A (JCOAX) benchmark their performance to the MSCI Golden Dragon Index.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Portfolio Composition of China-Focused Mutual Funds: USCOX and ACOCX

    The financial sector dominates both the US Global Investors China Region Fund Investor Class (USCOX) and the AC One China Fund Investor Class (ACOCX).

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Inflation Rate Rose to 1.4% in June, SSE Rebounds

    China’s stock exchange benchmark index, the SSE fell to a 3,507.19 at the close of trade on July 8. It rebounded to a 3,709.33 at the close of trade on July 9.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did China End Its 4-Month Decline in Foreign Reserves in March?

    China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, or SAFE, released foreign reserve data for March on April 7, 2016. China’s foreign reserves rose $10.3 billion to $3.2 trillion in March.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s Industrial Profits Have Slowed Down

    According to the National Bureau of Statistics (or NBS), China’s industrial profits for firms above a designated size rose 3.7% year-over-year to 537.2 billion yuan.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Conference Board’s LEI Rose in August 2015 for China

    The Conference Board LEI (Leading Economic Indicator) for China aggregates six economic indicators that measure economic activity in China.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Business Sentiment Contracts Fell in November

    In November, China’s MNI Business Sentiment Indicator fell 10.3% to 49.9—below the neutral level of 50. It was also lower than the October reading of 55.6.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ericsson Is Building 5G Network for South Korea’s Top Operator

    Ericsson (ERIC) continues to win 5G contracts from top operators.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing the Performances of China-Focused Mutual Funds in 3Q15

    In the quarter that ended on September 30, 2015, the returns of all four of our selected China-focused mutual funds were negative.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Consumer

    Google Wins Big Client after Taking SAP, Oracle Veterans

    Google has won a chunk of Vodafone’s cloud computing business. Vodafone is the world’s second-largest mobile operator by subscribers after China Mobile.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Telecom Trends to Watch: 5G, AI, Cloud, and IoT

    The global telecom industry is undergoing a rapid transformation, especially with the advent of 5G technology. We look at the telecom space’s key trends.

    By Anjana Viswanathan
  • Tech & Comm Services

    Why you should invest in the emerging markets

    Emerging markets are sought by investors for the prospect of high returns.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Qualcomm-Tencent Deal Signals Big Opportunity in China

    Qualcomm and Tencent, two giants in their respective industries, have entered into a broad partnership focused on gaming technology.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s a Glimpse of What Ericsson Is Pursuing in China

    Ericsson (ERIC) expects Chinese operators to begin deploying 5G networks in the coming months, executives said at an investor briefing recently.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is iQiyi after with China Unicom Deal?

    iQiyi (IQ) will collaborate with China Unicom (CHU) to develop virtual reality (or VR) products.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Ericsson Is Waging a Price War in China

    Ericsson (ERIC) appears to be waging a price war against its competitors in China as it seeks to expand its foothold in the country.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s behind Ericsson’s Huge Interest in China?

    China is a top priority market for Ericsson (ERIC).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Finnish Government Buys More Nokia Stock

    The government of Finland has been quietly building its holding in Nokia (NOK).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nokia Is on Track to Save $2.2 Billion in Five Years

    Nokia (NOK) recently unveiled a new cost-savings plan that could result in an ~$800.0 million reduction in its annual costs by 2020.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nokia Picks Up a $580 Million Loan to Fund 5G Research

    The European Investment Bank (or EIB) has extended a five-year, $580 million loan to Nokia (NOK).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Nokia Strikes a $1.2 Billion Deal with China Mobile

    Nokia (NOK) recently signed a one-year equipment and services deal worth ~$1.2 billion with China Mobile (CHL).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Nokia’s 5G Market Opportunity

    Earlier this year, Nokia announced a partnership with China Mobile’s (CHL) optical network project.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Nokia Is Optimistic about Its Analytics Business

    Nokia (NOK) believes telecom operators haven’t yet tapped the potential of analytics.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Why Deutsche Bank Is Cautious about Apple

    Germany-based (EWG) investment company Deutsche Bank (DB) is treading a different path regarding Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 8 estimates.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Manufacturing Activity Stands in China

    China’s (FXI) (MCHI) economy, based on some of its economic indicators, has recently shown signs of a slowdown.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Exports Recover as China Shifts Its Base in 2017

    Chinese exports in US dollar terms fell 7.7% in 2016 compared to 2015, making it the worst decline since 2009.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    What Happened to China Mobile on March 20?

    China Mobile (CHL) stock rose 3.9% on March 20, 2017, to close at $58.52. It had risen 5.3% one day previously, on March 19.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vodafone’s Scale and Valuation: The Latest Numbers

    On December 19, Vodafone was the fourth-largest global telecom by market capitalization (~$67.3 billion). The largest global telecom company was AT&T (T).

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Vodafone’s Dividend Yield Stacks Up against Its Peers’

    On December 19, 2016, Vodafone’s stock was trading at $25.13. The stock was trading 1% above its 20-day moving average of $24.88.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Europe Is Still the Most Important Market for Vodafone

    Vodafone operates nearly globally, providing a range of telecom services centered on mobile technology to more than 483.7 million customers around the world.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Fund Managers

    Assessing Year-to-Date Portfolio Changes in AEPGX

    The primary geographic focuses of the American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund (AEPGX) are Europe and the Pacific Basin.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Foreign Reserves Fell Slightly in July

    According to State Administration of Foreign Exchange, China’s foreign reserves fell by $4.1 billion in July to $3.20 trillion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China Caixin Manufacturing PMI Expands

    The China Caixin Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) rose to 50.6 in July from 48.6 in June. This indicates renewed improvement in operating conditions.

    By Lynn Noah
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Some Stocks Spoil a Decent Year-to-Date 2016 for MAPTX

    MAPTX has been an above-average performer across all periods. It stands fourth among the funds under review YTD (year-to-date) in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Exploring ASIAX’s Portfolio Composition Year-to-Date in 2016

    Though ASIAX retains the flexibility of investing across market capitalizations, its focus areas are the small- and mid-cap segments.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    How Is the Invesco Pacific Growth Fund Allocating Its Portfolio?

    TGRAX is quite balanced as far as allocation in its top three sectors is concerned.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Rose Sharply in June

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Indicator rose sharply in June to 54.5 from 50.0 in May due to the availability of cheaper credit and better credit terms.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What China Has to Do to Get in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index

    There have been significant steps toward the eventual inclusion of China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Caixin China Manufacturing PMI Contracted Sharply in May

    The Caixin China manufacturing PMI (or purchasing managers’ index) contracted further in May 2016 and came in at 49.2 compared to 49.4 in April.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Fell in May

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Indicator fell to 50.0 in May from 50.5 in April. The fall in new orders was offset by an increase in production.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did China’s Industrial Profits Fall in April?

    Profits at state-controlled firms have fallen 7.8% YoY. This impacted total industrial profits. The inventory levels at industrial firms fell 1.2% YoY at the end April.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Debate about China Signals an Inflection Point for Its Direction

    Hedge fund managers such as John Burbank of Passport Capital and Michael Novogratz of Fortress Investment Group LLC turned bearish on China this year.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did China’s Exports and Imports Slow Down in April?

    According to customs data, China’s exports to the United States—the country’s biggest market—fell 9.3% YoY in April.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI Still below Threshold in April

    China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI fell to 49.4 in April from 49.7 in March. This indicated further deterioration in the manufacturing sector.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Remains Optimistic about China

    In its Asian Development Outlook 2016 report, the Asian Development Bank projected that China’s economic growth should slow to 6.5% this year and to 6.3% next year.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Exports Jump: Can the Growth Be Maintained?

    According to the General Administration of Customs, China’s exports, in US dollar terms, jumped 11.5% YoY (year-over-year) in March.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    South Asia to Lead the Developing Asia Region in 2016–17

    The ADB (Asian Development Bank) expects developing Asia to grow by 5.7% in 2016 as well as in 2017, a little slower than the 5.9% pace seen in 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Expansion into Hyperscale Cloud Will Be Key Driver for Brocade

    Brocade announced new technology partnerships to accelerate the development of new IP solutions.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Going Passive: Considering Chinese Stocks in 2016

    The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) is the most heavily traded ETF that invests in Chinese equities. It manages $4.7 billion in assets and is invested in 51 holdings.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eyeing the Threshold: Caixin China Manufacturing PMI in March

    The Caixin China Manufacturing PMI rose to 49.7 in March—its highest level 13 months—from 48.0 in February, indicating deterioration in operating conditions.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do Verizon’s Valuation Metrics Compare to Peers?

    As of March 9, 2016, Verizon is the third-largest global telecom player by market capitalization.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Nokia Benefit from 4G LTE Penetration in China?

    Nokia (NOK) commands a strong presence in China due to its combined installed base of Nokia and Alcatel Shanghai Bell (ALU). In 4Q15, Nokia’s revenues from Greater China (FXI) rose 17% YoY.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Exports Fell in February amid Lackluster Global Demand

    China’s exports fell sharply by 25.4% YoY (year-over-year) in February—compared to a decline of 11.2% in January. It was the largest decline since May 2009.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Yuan Maintained 5th Position in Global Currency Payments

    The yuan accounted for 2.5% of global payments in January, slightly up from 2.3% in December 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s MNI Business Sentiment Weakened Further in February

    China’s MNI business sentiment indicator fell to 49.9 in February from 52.3 in January.

    By Lynn Noah
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Low Volatility Makes ASIAX Stand Out

    ASiAX is invested in companies such as Broadcom, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, China Mobile, NetEase, and class B shares of Telekomunikasi Indonesia.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Must-Know Facts about ASIAX

    Though ASIAX retains the flexibility of investing across market capitalizations, its focus area is the small- and mid-cap segment.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Slowdown in Manufacturing Sector Forces China to Shift Its Focus

    China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index reading for January was down and came in at 49.4 as compared to 49.7 in December 2015.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chinese Financials Continue to Trade in Bearish Zone

    The Global X China Financials ETF (CHIX)(FXI) seeks to track the performance of the Solactive China Financials Total Return Index.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s Exports and Imports Fell Sharply in January 2016

    Some analysts believe that the unexpected drop in foreign trade was mainly due to a change in the timing of the Lunar New Year.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Look to Invest in Asia-Pacific via Mutual Funds?

    Unless you’re ultra-cautious and want to restrict yourself to Europe, Asia-Pacific should figure in your list of investible regions.

    By David Ashworth
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    Fund Managers

    Get Your Essentials on the Invesco Pacific Growth Fund (TGRAX)

    The Invesco Pacific Growth Fund, under normal circumstances, will invest “at least 80% of its net assets in securities of issuers in the Pacific region.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T Ranks Second among Its Peers in Market Capitalization

    By market capitalization, AT&T ranks second among global telecom companies as of January 26, 2016. China Mobile (CHL) remains the leader in this metric

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Fell in January

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Indicator fell to 52.3 in January from 52.7 in December. The overall indicator fell, but production and new orders rose in January.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Earnings Report

    How Indian Brokerage Houses View the Domestic IT Sector in Fiscal 3Q16

    On January 3, Religare Institutional Research projected that revenues of large-cap IT sector firms in India could grow between 0.3%–1.1% QoQ in fiscal 3Q16.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Caixin China Manufacturing PMI Deteriorated Further in December

    Staying below the neutral reading of 50, the Caixin China manufacturing PMI came in at 48.2 in December, down from 48.6 in November.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Rose in December 2015

    China’s MNI Business Sentiment Indicator rose 5.6% to 52.7 in December—above the neutral level of 50 and also higher than November’s reading of 49.9.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Leading Economic Indicator for China Rose in November

    The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Indicator for China rose 0.6% in November, following a 0.3% rise in October and a 1.6% increase in September.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    NGCAX Likely Rose Due to a Boost in Exports

    For the month ending on November 30, NGCAX rose by 0.2%. The positive performance could be due to a boost in exports after the yuan devaluation.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Negative Investor Sentiment Caused NCEAX to Fall

    NCEAX fell by 1.3%. Weak PMI data, lower commodity prices, and uncertainty regarding the Fed’s interest rate hike contributed to negative investor sentiment.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Chinese Economy Really Stabilizing?

    China’s currency is flowing out of the economy. With the rate hike looming in the US, Chinese investors are parking their funds in dollar-denominated assets.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Is Optimistic about Its Future Growth Prospects

    Although Apple does not provide guidance beyond the next quarter, the management is optimistic about the company’s growth prospects in the long term.

    By Puneet Sikka
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