|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|
|4 Reasons Why Investors Should Consider Commodities|
|April 18, 2018--While the majority of Australian investors' portfolios tend to be very equity-heavy, in the current economic environment there may be a case for diversifying across asset classes and increasing commodities exposure.|
|China first-quarter GDP grows 6.8% on private investment rebound|
|April 17, 2018--Groups, record spending on fixed assets powers economic gains after 2017 slowdown|
China's economy grew 6.8 per cent in the first quarter over the same period last year-above the government's 6.5 per cent target-as a rebound in private investment compensated for a declining trade surplus.
|World Bank-Philippines Economic Update: Investing in the Future|
|April 16, 2018--ECONOMIC AND POLICY DEVELOPMENTS
In 2017, the Philippines was among the top three growth performers in the region. Only Vietnam and China did better. The Philippine economy grew from 6.9 percent year-on-year in 2016 to 6.7 percent year-on-year in 2017.
|Lifted by India, South Asia Regains Growth Lead, Still Lags on Jobs|
|April 15, 2018--South Asia has regained its lead as the fastest growing region in the world, supported by recovery in India. With the right mix of policies and reforms, growth is expected to accelerate to 6.9 percent in 2018 and 7.1 percent next year.|
|IMF Working Papers-Intergovernmental Fiscal Reform in China|
|April 13, 2018--Summary:
China is the most decentralized country in the world in terms of expenditures shares, with subnational governments responsible for 85 percent of government spending. Limited revenue autonomy and insufficient intergovernmental transfers have led to large unfunded mandates and a build-up of debt outside the budget.
|Brown Brothers Harriman Supports CICC's Pioneering Hong Kong ETF|
|April 12, 2018--Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH) today announced its appointment as the custodian and administrator for the new ETF domiciled in Hong Kong launched by China International Capital Corporation (CICC) and Krane Funds Advisors, LLC (KraneShares).|
|Growth Prospects for Developing East Asia and Pacific Remain Strong but Risks Need Attention, World Bank Says|
|April 12, 2018-- Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP) is expected to remain strong and reach 6.3 percent in 2018, according to the latest World Bank economic report on the region.|
|HKEX Welcomes its First ETF on Chinese Internet Companies|
|April 10, 2018--Index for new ETF includes shares of Mainland enterprises listed in Hong Kong and US|
HKEX now has 107 ETFs listed in its securities market
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) on Tuesday welcomed the listing of the CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF, the first Hong Kong-listed Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, focused on tracking Mainland Chinese Internet companies.
|CESC Licenses HuaAn Fund Management to Use CES Stock Connect Hong Kong Select 100 Index for SSE-listed ETF|
|April 10, 2018--China Exchanges Services Company Limited (CESC) has licensed its CES Stock Connect Hong Kong Select 100 Index (CES SCHK100) to HuaAn Fund Management Co, Ltd (HuaAn Fund) to serve as the underlying index for the HuaAn CES Stock Connect Hong Kong Select 100 ETF (HuaAn CES100 ETF) that will be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) in mid-May.|
|China pledges to allow more foreign investment in financial sector by year-end|
|April 10, 2018--China laid out a clearer timetable on Wednesday for opening its financial sector to more foreign investment by the end of 2018, as Beijing looks to fend off growing criticism from the United States and other trading partners that it unfairly limits competition.|
|China raises mainland-Hong Kong stock connect daily quotas|
|April 10, 2018--China's securities regulator has said the daily quota for trading schemes linking Shanghai and Shenzhen with Hong Kong will be increased from May 1.|
|CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF Lists on the SEHK|
|April 9, 2018--China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC), one of China's leading investment banking and financial services firms, and Krane Funds Advisors, LLC (KraneShares) announced today the launch of their first fund together, listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK).|
|Thailand Expected to Post 4.1% Growth in 2018-Best Economic Performance Since 2012|
|April 9, 2018--Breakthrough innovation can expand new industries, create jobs, and raise incomes|
Thailand's economy is expected to grow by 4.1 percent in 2018, the fastest pace since 2012, says the latest edition of the World Bank's Thailand Economic Monitor.
|China's fund industry predicted to grow fivefold by 2025.|
|April 8, 2018-- China will provide the "single largest growth opportunity" for global investment managers, with the country,s mutual fund assets forecast to multiply fivefold to reach $7.5tn (Rmb47tn) by 2025|
|BetaShares to launch world's lowest cost Australian shares ETF|
|April 6, 2018--BetaShares has announced it will launch the world's lowest cost Australian shares ETF, the BetaShares Australia 200 ETF, which will trade under the ASX under the code: A200.|
|Troubled crypto exchange Coincheck has been snapped up by Japan's Monex for 24m Pounds|
|April 6, 2018--Japanese financial services firm Monex Group today announced it will buy the troubled cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck for ¥3.6bn (£24m).
Coincheck, which Monex called a "pioneer" among cryptocurrency exchanges, suffered a $534m (£382m) hack in January.
|SGX reports market statistics for March 2018|
|April 6, 2018--New bond listings in March see FY2018 to-date beating the FY2017 record of 819 (S$384.7 billion)
Another record month for SGX USD/CNH futures volumes as Renminbi internationalisation continues to drive demand for CNH hedging tools
|BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report|
|April 4, 2018--Australian ETF investor numbers continue to grow as industry enters the mainstream
The seventh annual BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report provides a unique snapshot of the key statistics and drivers in the Australian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry, from the perspective of self-directed investors- SMSFs and financial planners.
This year's findings signpost a continued rapid growth story, as the Australian ETF industry shifts further into the mainstream market.
|Bursa Malaysia announced CIS regulatory framework enhancements|
|April 2, 2018--Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd today announced enhancements to the regulatory framework for listed collective investment scheme (CIS) and business trust under the Main Market Listing Requirements (Main LR).|
|TSE Now Accepting Applications for ETF Market Makers|
|April 2 2018--Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) plans to introduce an ETF market making incentive scheme in July 2018 to improve liquidity in the ETF market and, as of today, has started accepting applications for ETF Market Makers. The first applicant was Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., which has now been designated as ETF Market Maker.|
|China hits back at Trump with retaliatory tariffs on 128 US imports, worth US$3 billion a year|
|April 2, 2018--US fruit and pork are among products targeted by Beijing with tariffs of up to 25 per cent|
China on Monday imposed tariffs of up to 25 per cent on 128 US imports worth US$3 billion a year, including fruits and pork, in retaliation to US duties on steel and aluminium, fuelling fears of a trade war.
|SEBI mulls 'concentration margin' in derivatives|
|March 30, 2018--Move aimed at strengthening risk management norms to minimise the threat of widespread default during excess volatility.|
|IMF-IMF Staff Completes 2018 Article IV Mission to Thailand|
|March 29, 2018--Thailand's economic performance continues to be favorable, with growth rising to 3.9 percent in 2017 and exports taking advantage of the strong recovery of global trade.|
|SEBI Looks to Strengthen Low-Touch Trading Guidelines|
|March 28, 2018--One overseas regulator is carefully examining ways to make electronic trading easier and promote the use of algorithms in its trading markets. The goal-make the markets accessible to the masses.|
|World Bank-Infrastructure Gaps Vary across East Asia and the Pacific-and between Cities and Rural Areas|
|March 28, 2018--Lack of clean water facilities, roads in need of repairs, recurring power outages these are the realities of many developing countries, including in the East Asia and Pacific region.|
|Is China's Belt and Road working? A progress report from eight countries|
|March 28, 20-18--Beijing's infrastructure push clouded by project delays and mounting debt|
The idea of transforming the ancient fishing village of Gwadar into a bustling port city has been around since at least 1954, when Pakistan commissioned the U.S. Geological Survey to examine its coastline.
|March 2018 Indonesia Economic Quarterly: Towards inclusive growth|
|March 27, 2018--Indonesia's economic growth picked up in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 5.2 percent year-on-year from 5.1 percent in the third quarter. Stronger growth was driven by higher domestic demand, especially investment.|
|SET welcomes BMSCG ETF tracking mid and small-cap stocks with high CG scores|
|March 27, 2018--The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is ready to list BCAP Mid Small CG ETF (BMSCG), the exchange-traded fund (ETF), managed by Bangkok Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. (BCAP) on March 27. BMSCG aims to invest in securities which are components of BCAP Mid Small CG Index TR.|
|China's Economic Growth Stayed Strong In First Quarter, But Outlook Cloudy: Beige Book|
|March 27, 2018--China's economic activity remained strong in the first quarter, with hiring close to a record high, but the outlook is cloudy as two key growth engines- property and commodities-show signs of cooling, a private survey showed on Wednesday.|