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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Jefferies Increases Sony’s Price Target to 5,150 Yen

    Sony (SNE) has a market capitalization of $37.2 billion. It fell by 2.7% to close at $32.50 per share on August 1, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Honda Motor Launch NSX in Japan?

    Honda Motor (HMC) has a market cap of $54.2 billion. It rose by 0.07% to close at $30.62 per share on August 25, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Canon Announces Its New Investment Plans

    Canon (CAJ) reported 2Q16 net sales of 860.2 billion Japanese yen (about $8.4 billion), which represents a fall of 11.7% from its net sales of 974.4 billion yen (about $9.5 billion) in 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korean Stock Market Surges despite Geopolitical Tensions

    South Korea’s (EWY) stock market soared to a new high recently, posting large gains across the Asia-Pacific region (VPL)(EPP). In this series, we’ll discuss what we can expect from South Korea for the rest of the year.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Employment Numbers Are this Week’s Center of Attention

    Strong non-farm employment required to maintain any rate hike hopes Non-farm employment changes are one of the most important indicators the US Fed considers in deciding on monetary policy. May non-farm employment changes hit a multi-year low, which took away all probabilities of a June hike. Check out the following article for further detail on May’s […]

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the High Volatility of the Japanese Yen in Recent Months?

    The US dollar–Japanese yen currency pair has been one of the most volatile developed country currencies in the past six months. The Japanese yen saw heavy appreciation in August.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sony Announces New Plans for Future Growth

    Sony fell by 1.6% to close at $32.64 per share during the fifth week of August, with weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements of -1.6%, 0.12%, and 32.6%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Overview: Why Eurasia is the center of world power

    Investors continue to flock to secure their funds in exchange-traded funds (or ETFs) tracking Asian securities like the VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (RSX).

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    Indian Markets Seem Cautious ahead of Trade Talk Outcome

    Indian markets remained cautious on May 10. The S&P BSE SENSEX dropped 0.26%, while the NSE NIFTY 50 dropped 0.2%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    Indian Indexes Remained Pressured on May 9

    SENSEX and NIFTY continue to slide The S&P BSE SENSEX fell 0.61% to 37,558.91 while the NSE NIFTY 50 fell 0.51% on May 9. The oil and gas sector was the biggest loser as Reliance Industries Limited, an oil and gas major and the largest component of both indexes, was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to […]

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    India Was Impacted the Least by the Asia Mayhem

    Despite the fall, India remained the best-performing market, or least impacted, in the Asia-Pacific region on May 6.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The US Government Could Shut Down Again in February

    On Monday, January 22, both Republicans and Democrats agreed to a short-term funding bill that would expire on February 8.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can South Korean Equities Rise in July 2017 on Tax Reforms?

    South Korean (EWY) stocks continued to surge in June 2017, gaining about 2% as of June 29.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    South Korea Maintains Interest Rate, Inflation Nears Target Rate

    South Korea’s economy in 2017 Asia’s (VPL) (EPP) fourth-largest economy, South Korea’s (EWY), showed some moderate signs of recovery in 1Q17. Improved global (ACWI) (VT) economic conditions have boosted the country’s exports and investments in the last two quarters. South Korea’s central bank has kept the key interest rate steady, and inflation has remained close […]

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Sony Corporation?

    Sony Corporation (SNE) has a market cap of $38.0 billion. It rose 0.49% to close at $31.02 per share on January 13, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Civic Nation: Honda Recalls Some of the Popular Cars

    Honda Motor (HMC) has a market cap of $53.4 billion. It fell 0.14% to close at $29.24 per share on October 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sony Corporation Partners with Dalian Wanda Group

    Sony Corporation (SNE) has a market cap of $43.3 billion. It rose 1.4% to close at $33.91 per share on September 22, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    RBA Minutes Exhibit Dovish Bias, Wholesale Prices Rise in India

    The RBA released its minutes. Inflationary pressures were subdued—noted by a sluggish rise in consumer prices in Australia of 1% in 2Q16.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWA Rises despite Lower Growth in Export and Import Prices

    Recently, the trade surplus for Thailand increased as imports fell lower than exports in the Thai economy. THD rose by 0.81% at 1:30 PM EST on July 28.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation Levels in Australia Exhibit a Sluggish Increase

    Inflation levels in Australia rose by 1.0% in 2Q16—slightly below estimated forecasts of a 1.1% rise and softer than the previous quarter’s rise of 1.3%.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Global Economic Slowdown Taking a Toll on Canon

    Canon (CAJ) has a market cap of $36.6 billion. It fell by 3.3% to close at $27.30 per share on July 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation Levels in Malaysia Ease, Taiwanese Export Orders Drop

    The inflation rate in Malaysia increased by 1.6% on an annual basis in June—compared to 2.0% in the previous month and below forecasts of 1.6%.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Asian Markets Fall, Led by EWA: Australia Stays Open to Rate Cut

    The RBA (Reserve Bank of Australia) induced a sell-off in the Australian dollar when it kept the door open for rate cuts in the future. It said inflation rates are still below the target.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Australian Dollar Rises ahead of the RBA’s Minutes

    The Australian dollar could gain more if the RBA doesn’t provide a strong hint of cutting interest rates. The central bank is concerned about economic growth.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Asian Markets Rise as Investors Focus on Chinese GDP Release

    On a quarterly basis, the advance GDP for Singapore rose by 0.8%, marginally below estimated forecasts of 0.9%.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Central Bank of Malaysia Cuts Rates by 25 Basis Points

    The Central Bank of Malaysia unexpectedly reduced the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 3% on July 13—bringing the rates to two-year low levels.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Honda Motor’s Stock Rise ~3% on July 11?

    Honda Motor (HMC) has a market cap of $45.2 billion. It rose by 2.8% to close at $25.78 per share on July 11, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Deutsche Bank Upgraded Sony to a ‘Buy’

    Sony (SNE) has a market cap of $37.6 billion. It rose by 3.1% to close at $30.09 per share on July 6, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWJ Trades Positive despite Continued Drop in Retail Sales

    Retail sales in Japan fell 1.9% on an annual basis in May—compared to a 0.9% drop in the previous month. Market consensus stood at a decline of 1.6%.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Major Macro Events in the Week Starting June 27

    The final GDP is scheduled for June 28, 2016. It will be the major driver of markets in the week starting June 27. The GDP is expected to rise by 1.0%.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Central Bank of Turkey Cuts Lending Rates by 50 Basis Points

    To stimulate low inflation levels and boost economic growth, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey cut the overnight lending rate by 50 basis points.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Focus on Brexit, Volatility Expected to Rise in the Coming Week

    This week, the markets will focus on Europe as citizens of the UK decide whether Brexit should pass in the June 23 referendum. There will be a minimal release of data from the US after a jam-packed schedule last week, led by the Federal Reserve meeting.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Zealand Monetary Policy: Upcoming Event in Macro Calendar

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is scheduled to have its monetary policy meeting on June 9, 2016. The Markets were initially expecting a rate cut of 25 basis points, but they’ve revised the forecast.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did the ECB Set Inflation Expectations Higher?

    Major European indexes (DBEU) were trading range-bound on June 2, 2016. This came after the ECB kept rates unchanged.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brexit Threat Spreads Risk around Global Markets

    Major European indexes (DBEU) fell on May 31 as polls conducted by the Guardian and ICM suggested voters are in favor of Brexit.

    By David Meyer
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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

    Sony Acquires Sony/ATV Music Publishing

    Sony Corporation (SNE) has a market cap of $30.5 billion. It fell by 0.12%. It closed at $24.58 per share as of March 14, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Australian Dollar Fell as RBA Maintained Policy Rate with Dovish Bias

    The Australian dollar ended on a lower note against the US dollar on February 2, 2016, after gaining early in the session as the Reserve Bank of Australia decided to keep interest rates unchanged at 2.0%.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Sony’s Revenue and Income Rose in 3Q15

    Sony (SNE) has a market cap of $29.8 billion. SNE rose by 17.7% to close at $23.88 per share as of January 29, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sony Fell on Falling Apple iPhone Production

    Sony (SNE) has a market capitalization of $30.2 billion. SNE fell by 7.2% to close at $23.63 per share on January 6, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing Government Debt and Savings in Asia-Pacific Countries

    Singapore has very high levels of government debt compared to its GDP. All other nations under review have a manageable debt-to-GDP ratio.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Do Key Metrics Say about Asia-Pacific Countries?

    The GDPs of the three developed economies in the Asia-Pacific region that we’re considering are expected to rise between 2.8% and 3.4% in each year from 2015 to 2017.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What is the impact of Abenomics?

    In calling for a snap election, Shinzō Abe deferred the second hike in taxes from 8% to 10% by 18 months. This may not be a policy failure, but it certainly hints that the government will need to do more to help the economy find its legs.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What rating action did Moody’s announce for Japan?

    On December 1, 2014, Moody’s Investors Service, a business unit of Moody’s Corporation (MCO), downgraded Japan’s debt rating by one notch, from Aa3 to A1, with a stable outlook.

    By David Ashworth
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