Political developments After Park Geun-hye’s impeachment, the focus is now on the new political leadership that will take the reins of the government in South Korea (DXKW) (KOR) after elections which are mandatory within 60 days of the impeachment. The...
Despite the shock demonetization, asset managers prefer investing in India in 2017 Local markets in India have shown mixed signals following Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led shock demonetization. However, a 2017 Credit Suisse Investor Survey, Shifting Tides, revealed hedge funds managing about $1.3...
Blackrock: Chinese equities are an attractive, and under-owned asset Blackrock’s (BLK) chief equity strategist, Kate Moore claims, “Chinese equities are an attractive, and under-owned asset.” For Moore, the global reflationary cycle should help build China’s case. Moreover, factors such as...
Chevron may have found a buyer Energy giant Chevron (CVX) may have found a buyer for its three gas fields in Bangladesh (FM). At present, Chevron sells the entire production from gas fields at Bibiyana, Jalalabad, and Moulavi Bazar in...
Pakistan finds favor as an FDI destination “FDI to Pakistan also rose significantly (82% to an estimated US$1.6 billion) as a result of rising Chinese investment in infrastructure,” according to a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report.Pakistan FDI...
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could help address a social issue in Pakistan China’s (FXI) (ASHR) (MCHI) dream project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) taking off in 2017 is certainly good news for Pakistan (PAK). In its first Joint Cooperation...
Pakistan has more economic freedom on offer Pakistan scored higher than India in the recently published Heritage Foundation’s 2017 Index of Economic Freedom ranking. The country secured a 141 rank in the index. India stood at 143. The index evaluated...
Energy sector ties Russia (ERUS) has been a close strategic partner of Bangladesh since the latter’s independence in 1971. However, it does not feature as a major trading partner of the country as shown in the top export destinations of...
Russia not a large trading partner The US, Germany and the UK were the top three export destinations for Bangladesh in fiscal year 2015-16. These three accounted for 42% of the country’s exports for the year.Russia (RSX) is not a...
Growing economic presence Bangladesh (FM) has been seeing its economic prowess grow. Its economic growth stood at 7.11% for fiscal year 2015-16 – higher than the 7.05% projected earlier by the government. This was also the first time its economic...
Duterte Administration Works Towards Solution to Abu Sayyaf’s Growing Terrorism in the Philippines and the Region.  Terrorism is has persisted throughout southeast Asia and Philippines (EPHE) (PIE) in recent years. The Abu Sayyaf; the Jihadi terror group based in and around...
Areas of concern Malaysia’s interest rates are a double-edged sword. While low interest rates have benefitted domestic consumption, they have also led to a rise in domestic debt. This can put downward pressure on domestic consumption in 2017. Even though...

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