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Fri, Oct. 14, 4:45 PM
Wed, Oct. 12, 4:45 AM
- Asian markets fell again today as investors stayed edgy after a disappointing start to the U.S earnings season and fears of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
- Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 1.1% and the Shanghai Composite tracked 0.5% lower. South Korea's Kospi managed a 0.1% gain, despite a 1% decline in Samsung (OTC:SSNLF, OTC:SSNNF). The bruised electronics multinational accounts for about 18% of the Kospi.
- ETFs: FXI, DXJ, EWJ, TUR, VNM, EPI, ASHR, EWA, EWY, INDY, EWS, YINN, EWH, CAF, THD, EPHE, SCIF, FXP, IDX, YANG, KWEB, EIDO, EWM, INDA, PGJ, GXC, INDL, EWT, PIN, HAO, IAF, EPP, CQQQ, INP, VPL, INXX, MCHI, PEK, IIF, IAE, CHN, CHIQ, CHIX, TAO, QQQC, INCO, DBJP, AAXJ, DFJ, TDF, ENZL, AIA, TTF, SCIN, IF, SMIN, TKF, XPP, ASEA, ASHS, CNXT, SGF, AUSE, KF, YXI, CHAU, IDXJ, JOF, YAO, CN, EWSS, FCA, JPNL, APB, DXJS, EZJ, JEQ, EWV, GCH, CHAD, HEWJ, ECNS, CXSE, CHII, KEF, GRR, PAK, SCJ, CHIM, KBA, CHIE, KROO, AXJL, TWN, EWHS, APF, JPXN, JFC, DVYA, FCHI, KFYP, KORU, AFTY, ADRA, DXKW, EWAS, DBKO, FHK, DXJH, FAUS, FTW, PAF, FKO, JHDG, QJPN, DXJF, JPMV, FJP, DBAP, QAUS, OASI, DXJR, DXJT, FPA, AXJS, IPAC, QKOR, AXJV, JPN, DXJC, HAHA, HGJP, ASHX, CNHX, JDG, OAPH, QTWN, XINA, HAUD, HFXJ, HJPX, DBAU, CNYA, DDJP, DEWJ, FXJP, GSJY, HEWY, JPNH, KOR, RFAP.
Tue, Sep. 6, 5:20 AM
- Singapore's central bank chief said there were early indications that a Zika outbreak in the city state could have a small impact on the economy, but it was too early to asses the impact of the virus on the financial and transit hub.
- In just one week, the number of locally-transmitted Zika cases has gone from zero to 242, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia.
- ETFs: EWS, SGF, EWSS, FXSG
Tue, Aug. 30, 5:07 AM
- Countries including the U.K., Australia and Taiwan have issued travel advisories for tourists to Singapore after the city-state announced a further increase in Zika cases.
- Singapore's Ministry of Health confirmed 15 more people with locally-transmitted Zika, bringing the total number affected to 56.
- "We expect to identify more positive cases," the official statement said.
- ETFs: EWS, SGF, EWSS
Sun, Aug. 28, 12:52 PM
- Singapore authorities have identified 41 Zika cases that were transmitted locally, and warned that they expect to find more.
- The cases appear to be the largest single beachhead the virus has made in Asia in the current epidemic, which has also been detected in countries like Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Philippines.
- On Thursday, China added the U.S. to a list of Zika-infected countries, worrying U.S. exporters, who fear they will be required to fumigate containers destined for Chinese ports.
- Related tickers: SNY, ABT, INO, AEMD, XON, CEMI, BCRX, TMO, OTCQB:GOVX, OSUR
Thu, Jul. 14, 4:11 AM
- A rebound in manufacturing and services helped Singapore's economy grow in Q2 by the most in five quarters.
- GDP expanded by 2.2% Y/Y in the three months to June 30, up from the upwardly revised 2.1% pace in the first quarter.
- The figure was enough to blow out the Singapore Exchange. Not really, but equities trading was halted for most of the day due to a series of technical glitches.
- ETFs: EWS, SGF, EWSS
Fri, Mar. 18, 4:43 PM
Sep. 28, 2015, 9:36 PM
- The Nikkei (NYSEARCA:EWJ) is lower by 3.6% in early action, and Shanghai (NYSEARCA:FXI) and Hang Seng (NYSEARCA:EWH) futures - markets open at 10 ET - are each down about 4%.
- Shares in Sydney (NYSEARCA:EWA) are lower by 2.7%, and Singapore (NYSEARCA:EWS) by 1.5%.
- For now, commodity and currency markets are roughly unchanged from this afternoon. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield has dipped one more basis point to 2.09%.
Aug. 24, 2015, 4:47 AM
- Global markets continue to sell off after panic selling in China continues. Stock markets closed lower across Asia, led lower by a 8.5% drop in the Shanghai Composite Index.
- The lack of any official policy move by China contributed to the broad sell-off of shares in the nation. Financial stocks took some of the hardest losses.
- ETFs: FXI, TUR, VNM, EPI, EWA, EWY, INDY, EWS, ASHR, THD, EWH, SCIF, EPHE, CAF, IDX, YINN, KWEB, PGJ, EIDO, GXC, EWM, FXP, EWT, INDL, PIN, INDA, HAO, INP, IAF, EPP, IIF, INXX, YANG.
Aug. 14, 2015, 4:31 PM
Jul. 31, 2015, 4:11 PM
Jun. 12, 2015, 4:15 PM
May 7, 2015, 4:46 AM
- The International Monetary Fund warns the balance of risk in the Asia-Pacific region is tilted toward the downside due to rising debts and a stronger U.S. dollar.
- Although Asia is still seen as a global growth leader, the agency sees a slowing trend.
- The region is forecast to have a growth rate of 5.6% in 2015 and 5.5% in 2016, according to the new IMF survey.
- Positive factors for Asia in the near future include moderating commodity prices, strong labor markets, and solid demand from the U.S. and Europe.
- ETFs: FXI, DXJ, EWJ, TUR, VNM, EPI, EWA, EWY, INDY, EWS, ASHR, THD, EWH, SCIF, EPHE, CAF, IDX, YINN, KWEB, PGJ, EIDO, GXC, EWM, FXP, EWT, INDL, PIN, INDA, HAO, INP, EPP, INXX, YANG, VPL, TAO, CHIX, PEK, CHIQ, CQQQ, DFJ, MCHI, AAXJ, INCO, QQQC, DBJP, SCIN, ENZL, NKY, AIA, ASEA, SMIN, XPP, AUSE, EWSS, YAO, IDXJ, EZJ, JPNL, DXJS, EWV, ASHS, YXI, CN, CHXF, FCA, CHNA, CNXT, AZIA, CHII, CHIE, ECNS, KROO, SCJ, EWHS, AXJL, DVYA, CHIM, HEWJ, JSC, ITF, KBA, KFYP, KORU, JPP, FCHI, ADRA, DXKW, FKO, HKOR, EWAS, FTW, PAF, FHK, FAUS, DBKO, QJPN, FPA, JPX, FJP, JPMV, DXJT, DXJR, DXJC, QKOR, AXJS, DXJH, QAUS, JHDG, AFTY, UXJ, DBAP, AXJV, IPAC, QTWN, DXJF, PAK
Mar. 23, 2015, 2:56 AM
- Singapore has declared a week-long period of national mourning following the death of its first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who transformed the country from a colonial trading center into one of Asia’s most prosperous nations. He was 91.
- Lee’s core principles - including clean and efficient government, business-friendly economic policies, and social order - helped attract massive investment and many of the world’s largest companies to Singapore during the 31 years he was prime minister between 1959 and 1990.
- ETFs: EWS, EWSS
Dec. 31, 2014, 11:34 AM
- Nearly all the ETFs involved are single-country funds, with 22 seeing reduced fees, and 19 increases. First up is the list of funds seeing cuts and the number of basis points:
- EWA 3 basis points, EWO 3 bps, EWC 3 bps, EWQ 3 bps, EWG 3 bps, EWH 3 bps, EWM 3 bps, EWS 3 bps, EWP 3 bps, EWD 3 bps, EWL 3 bps, ENZL 3 bps, EWU 3 bps, EWK 2 bps, EZU 2 bps, EWI 2 bps, EWJ 2 bps, SCJ 2 bps, EWW 2 bps, EWN 2 bps, EIRL 2 bps.
- Next are the funds with increases; all are by one basis point: EWZ, BKF, ECH, EEM, EIS, EZA, EWY, EWT, THD, TUR, ERUS, EPU, EWZS, MCHI, ECNS, INDA, EIDO, EPHE, EPOL.
- Previously: Vanguard lowers fees on 12 ETFs
Sep. 8, 2014, 8:23 AM
- Three-month flows into Singapore ETFs are on course to reach the most since Markit began tracking the numbers in 2009. This comes following outflows for five consecutive quarters through June and as Singapore's Strait Times Index rebounds 13% from the year's low on February 5.
- Valuation helps - the Straits Times is trading at right about its 5-year average P-E multiple vs. a 17% premium for the S&P 500.
- The Straits Times was about flat in 2013, the worst performance among 24 developed markets tracked by Bloomberg. Its 5.5% gain YTD places it 14th.
- EWS +0.4% premarket