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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
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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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    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
  • Technology & Communications

    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

    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

    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
  • Technology & Communications

    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
  • 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

    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

    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

    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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    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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    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
  • Technology & Communications

    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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
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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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    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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    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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    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

    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
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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why China’s Industrial Profits Fell Sharply in October

    According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China (or NBS), China’s industrial profits fell sharply by 4.6% in October from a year earlier.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Ray Dalio’s 3 Rules of Thumb and the Road Ahead for China

    Chinese policymakers should try to implement Ray Dalio’s three rules of thumb as closely as possible to get the country’s economic growth back on track.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Industrial Production Data for August 2015

    China’s industrial production data were weaker than expected and grew by 6.1% year-over-year, or YoY, in August.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Miscellaneous

    How Does Bharti Airtel Fit in to Ericsson’s Growth Strategy?

    Ericsson has entered into a four-year deal with Indian telecommunication provider Bharti Airtel to deploy 3G and 4G networks in various cities in India.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Fall in China’s Forex Reserves?

    China’s stock market has been in turmoil since June 2015. Its stock market had been soaring, but after May, there was a share selloff, which led to a crash.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Foreign Trade Is Slowing Down

    China’s foreign trade data for August were released on September 8. China’s exports in US dollar terms fell 5.5% year-over-year (or YoY) in August, while imports fell sharply by 13.8% YoY.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    By Revenue, China Mobile Is World’s Largest Telecom Company

    As of August 2015, AT&T is the second-largest telecom company in the world after China Mobile.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China Manufacturing PMI Still Heading South, Like Its Stock Market

    The final reading for the Caixin China Manufacturing PMI came in at a post-crisis low of 47.3 in August compared to 47.8 in July. Growth was restricted by a decrease in output, purchases, and new orders.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AT&T’s Mobility and Business Solutions

    In this series, we will look at AT&T’s mobile and wireline strategies, as well as the company’s short- to medium-term guidance.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Fund Managers

    China’s Stock Market Meltdown and China-Focused Mutual Funds

    China’s stock market tumbled again on Monday, August 24. As a result, major stock markets around the globe also plunged. The fear of global slowdown is looming in the minds of the investors.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Apple Lose Its Top Smartphone Position in China?

    Apple was the top smartphone player in China in 1Q15, with Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung (SSNLF), and Lenovo (LNVGY) behind it.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Caixin China Manufacturing PMI Drops to a 15-Month Low in July

    The flash reading for the China Manufacturing PMI came in at a 15-month low of 48.2 in July compared to 49.4 in June.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Earnings Report

    AT&T’s Value Proposition in the US Telecommunication Industry

    Companies in the wireline telecommunication industry such as CenturyLink (CTL) and Frontier Communications (FTR) have high dividend yields. So does AT&T (T).

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Apple Became the Top Smartphone Player in China

    Chinese consumers find bigger screens more engaging and vivid. Plus, carrying a larger smartphone eliminates the need for tablets, especially smaller tablets.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India Now Uses Gross Value Added to Calculate Economic Output

    The Indian economy has certainly seen a change since the new government took over. India now uses what is known as GVA (gross value added) to calculate economic output.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    International Monetary Fund: India’s Economic Growth Outlook

    India was among the few nations about which the IMF seems positive. The agency revised its estimates for India’s economic growth up by 1.2% for 2015 and 1% for 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Why Apple guided for a steep sequential revenue decline

    Although Apple’s sequential revenue growth should decline steeply this quarter, it still shows a healthy 20% revenue growth on a year-over-year basis.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Earnings Report

    Apple iPhone 6 making waves in China

    The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were delayed in China because Chinese regulators had to scrutinize new security features on the devices.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Miscellaneous

    Chinese stock market is opening up to foreign investment

    On November 17, China took its first step towards opening up its stock market to foreign investment with the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Why is LTE technology seeing a faster adoption rate?

    Telecom carriers across the world are in the middle of replacing their 2G/3G technology with the high-speed LTE technology. This transition is almost complete in major markets such as the US, Korea, and China.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Apple could provide a robust outlook in its fiscal Q4 earnings

    Apple (AAPL) is expected to announce its fiscal 4Q14 earnings on October 20. The more important takeaway from Apple’s earnings should be its outlook for fiscal 1Q15.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Apple needs to ship the iPhone 6 to emerging markets sooner

    The potential demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is even greater in Asia, especially in emerging markets such as India and China.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Samsung faces stiff competition for low-end smartphones

    Here, we’ll discuss Samsung’s current position in emerging markets like China and India—especially in the low-end smartphone market.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    China Mobile and the iPhone 4S drive emerging market iPhone sales

    Apple (AAPL) sold about 44 million iPhones in fiscal Q2 2014, according to the earnings that Apple announced on Wednesday. This was an increase of 6.3 million iPhones over last year.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Android fragmentation in China is good news for Apple

    According to a report from Umeng, China’s brand distribution of active Google (GOOG) Android devices as of Q4 2013 is quite fragmented.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Technology & Communications

    Why Apple dominates the Chinese high-end smartphone market

    According to a report from Umeng, China’s largest analytics firm, in 2013, 27% of China’s smartphones sold for over $500, and 80% of those are iPhones.

    By Puneet Sikka
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