According to WisdomTree's blog post for the launch, XSOE "provides investors with a way to capitalize on the opportunities of emerging markets without the politics involved with state-owned enterprises."
Top holdings in the fund include Tencent Holdings (OTCPK:TCEHY), Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNHY) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU); two companies out of China and one from South Korea.
Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) is looking to partner with Under Armour (NYSE:UA) to increase its wearable devices product line, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.
A meeting was stated to have taken place between Lee Jay-yong, the heir of Samsung Group, and Under Armour CEO Kelvin Plank earlier this month discussing ways to combat Apple-Nike's wearable device market share.
Apple and Nike have been connecting sports wear with smart devices since 2006.
Samsung (SSNLF), Intel (INTC) and Dell have teamed up to create a standard by which household gadgets communicate with each other, called the Open Interconnect Consortium. The partnership also includes chipmakers Broadcom (BRCM) and Atmel (ATML).
The new consortium will rival the AllSeen Alliance, a similar framework supported by Qualcomm (QCOM), LG (LGEIY), Microsoft (MSFT) and other companies.
A Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) factory in Brazil was robbed yesterday, after 20 thieves stole $6.4M of cellphones, tablets and other products. The company is hoping that insurance will minimize the cost incurred from the stolen inventory.
The heist is also a setback for Brazil, which has been trying for years to draw more electronics makers to do business in the country. Besides for the high employment costs and taxes in Brazil, added security concerns can now have some manufacturers thinking twice.
Samsung (SSNLF) is facing a tough time on all fronts, as competition from cheaper models and the launch of the iPhone 6, will likely cause profit to decline again this quarter. Chairman of the group, Lee Kun-hee, also suffered a heart attack in May, leaving the company without a leader and unclear succession.
According to a Thomson Reuters poll, the company is expected to say on Tuesday, that earnings fell 12.6% for the second-quarter. Previously, CFO Lee Sang-hoon announced that the company's Q2 results "doesn’t look too good."
As a result of this year's 5% stock drop, Samsung says it will compensate investors by boosting dividends.
Execs at Samsung (SSNLF) are not expecting great results this quarter, after announcing that company performance has been declining. Shares have fallen 8.5% so far this month, after a string of downgrades in earnings forecasts.
“It doesn’t look too good,” says CFO Lee Sang-hoon, in reference to second quarter results.
The company is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings estimates in early July.
Apple (AAPL) is seeking a sales ban on nine older models of Samsung (SSNLF) phones after it won a lawsuit which found that the South Korean company infringed on three patents.
Although Apple won $120M of the $2.2B it sought in the case, the tech giant argues that a ban would be more important than monetary damages.
While Apple also infringed one Samsung patent, the latter has yet to pursue a ban on Apple products.
Meanwhile, Apple, along with Adobe (ADBE), Intel (INTC) and Google (GOOG), has confirmed a report that they have agreed to pay $324M to settle claims they limited competition by conspiring not to hire each others' workers.
Globalfoundries has agreed to license Samsung's (SSNLF) most advanced chipmaking technology, 14-nanometer FinFET, in a co-operation deal that analyst Jim McGregor says poses "a huge competitive threat" to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM), which controls around half of the $38.9B chip-foundry sector.
The collaboration could also make it more difficult for Intel (INTC) to gain a strong position in the foundry business, McGregor says.
The tie-up "provides an alternative to those companies that are looking to use leading-edge production." That could affect chip designers such as Qualcomm (QCOM).
Apple is suing the South Korean company for $2B for the alleged violation of five patents, while Samsung has argued that Apple has breached two of its patents.
Apple's other target is Google (GOOG), with some of Samsung's alleged IP breaches involving Android features such as the ability to dial a phone number written inside a text message.
As she did in a previous trial between Apple and Samsung, Judge Lucy Koh is set to preside. In the latest encounter, Koh has already ruled that Samsung infringed an Apple patent that automatically corrects words while a person is typing.
Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (SSNGY) are set to face each other again in court at the end of March after the two companies failed to resolve their patent dispute in the U.S. during mediation that included Tim Cook and Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin.
The latest trial will involve Apple IP that Samsung allegedly breached in relatively recent products, including the Galaxy S III smartphone.
Separately, Apple will issue a software update "very soon" to fix a security flaw in PCs running the company's Mac OS X operating system. The glitch leaves email, financial information and other sensitive data exposed.
On Friday, Apple released a fix for mobile devices running iOS.