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Chinese financial officials have started a global roadshow to persuade foreigners to invest in the country’s stock market, a highly unusual move that reflects concerns that investors are turning their backs on China as its economy slows. The FT reports.
U.S. investors who've been cringing over the Chinese and Brazilian stock markets the past few years might have looked closer to home for an emerging market.
Investors looking to sample Mexico will find a limited number of ADRs, but many open-ended mutual funds and exchange traded funds.
Vasu Menon, Vice President, Wealth Management Singapore at OCBC Bank says that current rental income is supporting Singapore's commercial property REITs.
Neil Katkov, SVP, Asia Research,Senior Vice President, Head of Asia, Celent notes exchanges are exploring more options to consolidate due to a competitive landscape, evolving trading environments.
Rumors of yet another possible cross-border merger between two stock exchanges gathered pace on Friday, after a British newspaper reported that Singapore and London bourses are in takeover talks. Still, most analysts believe a deal is unlikely to materialize, because the benefits of a tie-up are simply not compelling.
Zhiwei Zhang, Chief China Economist, Nomura says that the People's Bank of China's surprise rate cut could be a hint that economic data expected next week will be weak.
Philippine stocks, the best performers in Asia this year, have gained more than 22 percent in 2012, but the market is now looking expensive compared to Southeast Asian peers, and analysts say it may be particularly vulnerable to capital outflows should the global economy deteriorate further.
Stocks in emerging economies such as China and Indonesia have underperformed this year in comparison to some developed markets, but the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, says they are set to take off in the second half amid higher volatility in the United States and Europe.
Low valuations, market reforms and the prospect of monetary easing were all supposed to bring about a long-awaited turnaround for China’s languishing stock market this year, but halfway into 2011 and Chinese stocks have failed to live up to their promise.
Samsung Electronics, COSCO Pacific, Ayala Land and Cathay Pacific are some stocks that will fare well even as market volatility and economic uncertainty continue into the second half of the year, according to a report by HSBC Global Research.
NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer, discusses the Nasdaq's proposed Facebook compensation plans. "The customers are smart, I do think it will change the shape of the pipeline, and I think this illuminated the difference in the models," he says.
Discussing Nasdaq's fallout and the number of headwinds facing the U.S. exchanges, with Rich Repetto, Sandler O'Neill.
Neil Shearing, economist at Capital Economics, told CNBC, "We are already in bubble territory particularly in the housing market it is wildly overvalued, the banks are becoming more reluctant to lend, even though the central bank is cutting interest rates banks are becoming increasingly reluctant to lend."
Charamporn Jotikasthira, President, Stock Exchange of Thailand, said Thailand should be able to withstand the shock of 'Grexit' and a pullback of investments from Europe.
Hong Kong, the hottest initial public offering (IPO) market in the world in 2011, has seen a precipitous slowdown in listings because of market uncertainty and low valuations.
The London Metal Exchange, the world’s largest metal-trading platform, should be able to get an offer of at least a billion pounds ($1.6 billion), CEO Martin Abbott told CNBC.
NYSE Euronext and CME Group, the two US exchange groups, have submitted bids for the London Metal Exchange, valuing it at up to £1 billion and kicking off a contest for the commodities business, according to people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.
Martin Abbott, CEO of London Metal Exchange, thinks that the company should be able to get a bid of at least a billion pounds ($1.6 billion). He sheds more light on the sale process in this 'First on CNBC' interview.
Shares in the country’s third-largest exchange opened at $15.25 on Friday, falling below the company’s offering price of $16 a share. Almost immediately, volatility in the stock spiked — on news of a system problem at the exchange — and BATS halted trading on its own shares. The New York Times reports.