iShares MSCI Philippines ETF (EPHE) - NYSEARCA
  • Apr. 7, 2014, 4:40 PM
    • The return of money to emerging markets in general and Brazil in particular has been well-covered. What other countries are working?
    • Indonesia: EIDO +24.3% YTD; other ETFs IDX, IDXJ.
    • Philippines: EPHE +9.7% YTD.
    • Thailand: THD +7.3% YTD.
    • Vietnam: VNM +18% YTD.
    • India: EPI +8.7% YTD; other ETFs EPI, INDY, SCIF, PIN, INP, INDL, INDA, INXX, SCIN, SMIN
    • What's not: Mexico (EWW) is off 5.5% and Chile (ECH) is down 4.1% YTD.
    | Apr. 7, 2014, 4:40 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 20, 2014, 8:30 AM
    • A check of Asian emerging markets overnight following the FOMC and Yellen suggesting the first hike in rates in maybe one year finds them lower, but not out of line with the rest of the global selloff.
    • Indonesia -2.5%, Thailand -0.2%, Philippines -0.7%, India -0.4%.
    • The EEM is off 0.7% premarket after yesterday's 2.1% decline.
    | Mar. 20, 2014, 8:30 AM
  • Dec. 17, 2013, 10:15 AM
    • Thai (THD, TF, TTF) and Indonesian (IDX, EIDO, IDXJ) shares rebound from multi-month lows, rising 0.7% and 1.4%, respectively.
    • Also rallying today are Philippine shares (EPHE), up 2% in Manila.
    • Southeast Asian investors will be watching the Fed closely for hints about the taper, as many commentators still believe emerging markets will suffer once the FOMC begins to pare its asset purchases.
    | Dec. 17, 2013, 10:15 AM
  • Dec. 4, 2013, 8:41 AM
    • Nothing to see here. "There will be no coup as we believe the tension is easing and everything will be back to normal soon," Thailand's navy chief says, allaying fears that the country may see its 19th attempted military coup in the past 80 years.
    • Although Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra's government continues to trade harsh words with opposition leader Suthep Thaugsuban, the administration's willingness to allow protesters to enter government ministries is seen as a sign that violent upheaval is likely off the table.
    • Thai shares (THD, TTF, TF) are relatively calm, slipping 0.5% in Bangkok.
    • Elsewhere in the region, markets in Indonesian (IDX, EIDO, IDXJ) and the Philippines (EPHE) slide more than 1% each.
    | Dec. 4, 2013, 8:41 AM
  • Dec. 3, 2013, 9:36 AM
    • Thai shares (THD, TTF, TF) rise 0.7% in Bangkok. Investors are hopeful that a move by Yingluck Shinawatra to allow demonstrators to reach government buildings will ease tensions.
    • Elsewhere in the region, Indonesian (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO) and Philippine (EPHE) shares fall 0.8% and 0.7% respectively.
    | Dec. 3, 2013, 9:36 AM
  • Nov. 28, 2013, 3:57 PM
    • Philippine Q3 GDP: +7% versus +7.1% expected and +7.6% previous.
    • Thursday's data marks the fifth consecutive quarter (see Q2) the Philippine economy has expanded by at least 7%.
    • Although forecasters expect Typhoon Haiyan to take a toll on Q4 growth, the nation's economy should continue to put up relatively impressive numbers going forward. "Inflation is benign, credit is cheap, and domestic demand is strong," one HSBC economist quoted by Bloomberg says.
    • Philippine shares (EPHE) close 1.9% higher on the session.
    | Nov. 28, 2013, 3:57 PM
  • Nov. 25, 2013, 9:36 AM
    • Philippine shares (EPHE) underperform regional markets, falling 1.3% in Manila on $11.8M in foreign selling (Reuters).
    • Meanwhile, Thai shares (THD, TF, TTF) close lower by 0.5% after bouncing off morning and mid-afternoon lows.
    • Weighing on investor psychology in Thailand are tens of thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets in recent days to express their disapproval for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government.
    • The political discord is tied to an amnesty bill which, although struck down in the Senate, hit a nerve with many Thai citizens.
    • For more on the amnesty bill see here.
    | Nov. 25, 2013, 9:36 AM
  • Nov. 21, 2013, 9:42 AM
    • Thai shares (THD, TF, TTF) sink 2% in Bangkok, falling for a third-consecutive session and hitting their lowest levels since early September.
    • Here's a CIMB strategist (as quoted by Reuters): "QE fears led to selling in the region today [and] more selling of Thai stocks could be due to the uncertainty about domestic political issues."
    • Only Philippine equities (EPHE) have performed worse in November.
    | Nov. 21, 2013, 9:42 AM
  • Nov. 14, 2013, 9:52 AM
    • Dovish commentary from Janet Yellen gives Southeast Asian markets a boost, as investors likely believe the continuation of ultra accommodative Fed policy will stem and/or prevent emerging market capital outflows.
    • Across the region: SET (THD, TTF, TF+0.8%, JCI (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO) +1.5%, Straits Times (EWS, EWSS) +0.8%.
    • Not participating in the rally are Philippine shares (EPHE), which are up just 0.1% as the country continues to reel from damage inflicted by Typhoon Haiyan.
    | Nov. 14, 2013, 9:52 AM
  • Nov. 11, 2013, 4:10 AM
    • The Philippines Stock Exchange Index has dropped 1.4% and the peso has weakened following the immense devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is estimated to have killed up to 10,000 people.
    • The USD-PHP is +1% to 43.63 pesos, while 10-year government bond yields are +12 bps to 3.65%.
    • The concern is that the disaster will hurt the Philippines' economy, whose growth has topped 7% for four consecutive quarters. The damage caused is projected to reach an estimated $14B, of which $2B will be insured.
    • ETF: EPHE
    | Nov. 11, 2013, 4:10 AM
  • Nov. 10, 2013, 11:00 PM
    • Philippine shares (EPHE) trade lower by nearly 2% after a powerful typhoon takes a devastating toll on the country.
    • Meanwhile, the Nikkei is up 1% in Tokyo.
    • Data out Monday show Japan's current account logged a surplus of ¥587.3B in September, up 14.3% Y/Y and above the ¥401B economists were expecting.
    | Nov. 10, 2013, 11:00 PM
  • Nov. 8, 2013, 9:38 AM
    • Thai stocks (THD, TF, TTF) fall for a second day as investors nervously eye the senate, which is set to debate a controversial amnesty bill. The SET is off 1.4% in Bangkok.
    • Also lower are Philippine shares (EPHE), as the PSEi slides 1.3% to a five-week low.
    • Elsewhere: The Straits Times (EWS, EWSS) falls -0.8%.
    | Nov. 8, 2013, 9:38 AM
  • Oct. 24, 2013, 9:24 AM
    • Two straight days of foreign inflows help Indonesian shares (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO) close at five-week highs, as the JCI rises 1% in Jakarta.
    • Meanwhile, Malaysian stocks (EWM) are sitting at record highs as investors seem optimistic about the possibility that Prime Minister Najib Razak's will take steps — including reducing fuel subsidies and instituting a consumption tax, although implementation of the latter option is likely years away — to cut the country's fiscal deficit.
    • Other regional movers: PSEi (EPHE) -0.8%, Vietnam (VNM) -0.6%
    | Oct. 24, 2013, 9:24 AM
  • Oct. 18, 2013, 9:10 AM
    • Philippine shares (EPHE) jump 0.7%, rising to two-month highs, while Thai stocks lead all regional gainers, rising 1% in Bangkok.
    • Sentiment is generally upbeat across the region after China's Q3 GDP growth met expectations.
    • Indonesia (IDXJ, IDX, EIDO) +0.6%
    | Oct. 18, 2013, 9:10 AM
  • Oct. 17, 2013, 9:18 AM
    • Not surprisingly, Southeast Asian shares are moderately stronger on the heels of the debt deal in Washington. Regional stocks are higher across the board, although some markets trimmed gains after the midday break.
    • Across the region: Philippines (EPHE) +1.2% as the PSEi hits a four-week high; Indonesia (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO) +0.6%, Singapore (EWS, EWSS), Thailand (THD, TF, TTF) +0.3%, Malaysia (EWM) +0.3%
    | Oct. 17, 2013, 9:18 AM
  • Oct. 11, 2013, 9:35 AM
    • Southeast Asian markets are higher across the board on optimism regarding the U.S. political stalemate.
    • Shares in Thailand (THD, TF, TTF), Indonesia (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO), The Philippines (EPHE), Singapore (EWS, EWSS), and Malaysia (EWM) rise 0.4%, 0.75%, 0.8%, 0.3%, and 0.55% respectively.
    • Virtually all indices are sitting at multi-week highs.
    | Oct. 11, 2013, 9:35 AM
EPHE Description
The iShares MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Philippines Investable Market Index.
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Country: Philippines
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