|ASIC releases draft disclosure guidance for hedge funds-continued|
|February 23, 2012--ASIC today released for consultation draft regulatory guidance with new disclosure benchmarks and principles for hedge funds to improve investor awareness of the risks associated with these products.|
|The guidance, contained in Consultation Paper 174 Hedge funds: Improving disclosure — Further consultation (CP 174), sets out the specific features and risks of hedge funds that should be addressed in a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for these products.
ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft said it was necessary to ensure that disclosure gives investors the information they need to make an informed investment decision, which may include a decision not to invest in these products.
|Source: Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)|
|Asia ETP News|
|Chinese lawmakers protect retail investors|
|April 23, 2015--Chinese lawmakers called for better protection for retail investors in the stock market while discussing an amendment to the Securities Law on Wednesday.|
|China sees first default by state-owned firm|
|Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric's failure to repay interest on 1.5 billion yuan bond stokes fears of further defaults by state-backed firms|
April 21, 2015--Concerns over the health of the mainland bond market have ratcheted up a notch after the first debt default by a state-owned company, stoking fears that more firms will line up with bad news for creditors.
|China's Economy Continues To Lose Momentum As Q1 Growth Slows To 2009 Low|
|April 17, 2015--China's economic growth in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 has reached the slowest quarterly pace in six years as it has been dragged down by a combination of an industrial slowdown and a weak housing market, the Chinese government announced on Wednesday.|
|Asia May Face Slower Future Growth, say Top Economists|
|April 17, 2015--Top economists Rajan and Summers debate Asian growth trends
Asian countries likely to revert to average growth, says Summers
Asia will need to look inwards for future growth
|Developing East Asia Pacific Growth Remains Robust in 2015|
|April 13, 2015--Lower Oil Prices Offer Opportunity for Fiscal Reforms
April 13, 2015--Economic growth will ease slightly in developing countries in East Asia and Pacific this year, even as the region benefits from lower oil prices and a continued economic recovery in developed economies, according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released today by the World Bank.
|Three recommendations on urban development for inclusive growth in India|
|April 13, 2015--The World Economic Forum has released a new report, The Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative: Urban Development Recommendations for the Government of India.|
The report highlights the importance of wider private-sector participation to bridge the urban infrastructure and services funding gap, widening due to India’s rapid urban population growth.
|BRIEF-Everbright Securities gets approval as market maker for Shanghai 50 ETF options trading|
|April 9, 2015--Says gets approval as market maker for 50 ETF options trading in Shanghai stock exchange.|
|BRIEF-Guosen Securities gets approval for SSE 50 ETF options business|
|April 9, 2015--Says gets Shanghai stock exchange's approval for the commencement of the SSE 50 ETF options market making business.|
|Convoy plans fee-based online ETF platform|
|April 9, 2015--The asset management unit will seek to upgrade its type 1 licence to offer a platform for Hong Kong investors to trade US-listed ETFs.|
|HK bourse booms as Stock Connect hits limit|
|April 9, 2015--Southbound trading hits its quota limit for the first time, pushing the Hang Seng Index up to a level not seen since the financial crisis.|
|Why has Asia not copied the Ucits model?|
|April 9, 2015--In a debate over what would make an Asia fund passport successful, panelists in Singapore question why Asia has not tried to|
|Shenzhen to double QDIE amid fight for flows|
|April 8, 2015--The city plans to raise permits for its cross-border investment scheme to 15 this year as competition|
|Malaysia's i-VCAP launches first regional Islamic ETF|
|April 8, 2015--Malaysia's I-VCAP Management Sdn Bhd on Wednesday launched its first regional Islamic exchange-traded fund (ETF) to include stocks from the Southeast Asia region.|
|2 New ETFs to be Listed on April 27, 2015(Mon.)-Daiwa Asset Management-"Daiwa ETF Japan Nikkei225 Inverse Index/Daiwa ETF Japan TOPIX Inverse(-1x) Index"|
|April 8, 2015--Today, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) approved the listings of new ETFs managed by "Daiwa Asset Management Co., Ltd.'.|
|MNI India Consumer Sentiment Lowest Since Sep 2013|
|Budget Tax Measures Dampen Confidence|
April 8, 2015--The MNI India Consumer Sentiment Indicator fell to 118.5 in March from 121.2 in February, the lowest level since September 2013 when the economy was mired in a currency crisis.
|BetaShares-Two Pairs Trade Strategies using Exchange Traded Products|
|April 7, 2015--Imagine you have found a stock you think is likely to rise relative to the overall market-possibly because it is either technically oversold and/or fundamentally cheap.|
|Japan looks for growth from Islamic finance boom|
|April 6, 2015--Japan is the latest global financial hub to start making inroads into Islamic finance, a move that could help strengthen regional economic ties and give its lenders an edge in winning business in markets whose growth prospects far outpace their home turf.|
|BOJ's easing said unsustainable|
|April 6, 2015--The launch of aggressive monetary easing by the Bank of Japan stunned financial markets two years ago.|
|India-100 foreign funds get tax demands; total bill may hit $10-bn|
|April 5, 2015--In the biggest-ever tax demand slapped on them, nearly 100 foreign funds have been asked to cough up an estimated $5-6 billion for 'untaxed '.|
|TSE head Kiyota to become CEO of Japan Exchange Group|
|April 3, 2015--Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc. President Akira Kiyota will succeed Atsushi Saito as CEO of the bourse's parent, Japan Exchange Group Inc., sources said Friday.|
|New ETFs Included in Real-Time Dissemination of "TSE Indicative NAV"(DIAM ETF Nikkei225)|
|April 3, 2015--Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) will newly calculate and publish the real-time Indicative Net Asset Value (Indicative NAV) per share for the below Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on our website beginning April 3, 2015.|
|BetaShares-Bassanese's Market Insights: Economic outlook-downside risks remain|
|March 31, 2015--The long hoped for rebalancing in economic growth toward housing construction and non-mining business investment faces new a threat -namely emerging signs of excess capacity in these key sectors.|
|S&P Dow Jones Indices-Asia Pacific Index Dashboard|
|March 31, 2015--The S&P Pan Asia BMI finished March with a 0.8% gain, making it 6.7% for the quarter.|
|S&P Dow Jones Indices-India Index Dashboard|
|March 31, 2015--India's equity markets suffered in March as the S&P BSE SENSEX recorded a loss of 4.6%.
Nonetheless, the markets have completed a positive quarter and, with Indian corporates closing the books on the financial year, the 12-month returns remain stellar.
|Chinese asset-management growth seen outstripping regulation|
|March 31, 2015--China's asset-management industry is expanding quickly, spurring a need for more regulation, senior officials say.|
|IMF Working Paper-Assessing China's Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities|
|March 30, 2015--Summary: This paper documents and assesses the risk stemming from rising corporate indebtedness in China using a firm-level dataset of listed firms. It finds that while leverage on average is not high, there is a fat tail of highly leveraged firms accounting for a significant share of total corporate debt, mainly concentrated in the real estate and construction sector and state-owned enterprises in general.|