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Emerging markets in Asia are off to a rocky start this year. Fears of rising inflation and further monetary tightening have led to an outflow of foreign funds. Yet so far, fund managers in Asia are playing a game of wait and see.
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Two volcanoes erupted Thursday on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, tossing massive ash clouds miles into the air, forcing flights to divert and blanketing one town with thick, heavy ash.
Fresh volcanic eruptions raised fear of more damage as bad weather and rough terrain left thousands of tsunami victims stranded, the New York Times reports.
The value of Indonesia's contemporary art market has tumbled 50 percent since the global financial crisis. Experts are now recommending that investors look for bargains in what some has described as Southeast Asia's "best" and "most-neglected" art market.
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South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and others in Southeast and East Asia are benefiting from an export-driven regional boom and the lessons of a financial crisis a decade ago.
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The U.S. dollar's strength appears to be waning as the focus turns from Europe's debt worries to China's possible appreciation of its currency, Chris Zwermann, global strategist and technical analyst at Zwermann Financial said Tuesday.
Emerging markets still will provide value to investors but not necessarily through their stock markets, strategists at Barclays Wealth Management said Wednesday.
As the rest of the world worries about economic growth, angry complaints from consumers such as these Indian bloggers have turned Asian policymakers’ minds to a different problem: rapidly rising inflation, the Financial Times reported.
China has long claimed to be just another developing nation, even as its economic power far outstripped that of any other emerging country. Now, it is finding it harder to cast itself as a friendly alternative to an imperious American superpower. For many in Asia, it is the new colossus.
Indonesia's economy will eventually return to an annual growth of 7-8%, the rate it has managed before the onset of the Asian financial crisis, Tim Condon, head of research, Asia at ING Financial Markets, told CNBC.
Indonesia's central bank governor said he would "do whatever it takes" to bring annual inflation below 10 percent in 2009, from 11.9 percent in July, as elections next year will ensure strong economic growth.
Shares of Malaysia's top lender, Maybank, raced higher on Wednesday after the central bank blocked its plan for a costly Indonesian purchase, but analysts said the move could hurt growth in the long run.
In most countries that do not subsidize fuel, high prices have caused oil demand to stagnate or fall, as economic theory says they should. But in countries with subsidies, demand is still rising steeply, threatening to outstrip the growth in global supplies.
Shares in Indonesian coal firm PT Adaro Energy jumped as high as 56.4 percent in their market debut on Wednesday after the company raised $1.3 billion in the country's largest ever initial public offering.