Kenneth Akintewe, senior investment manager on Aberdeen Asset Management's Asian fixed income team, discusses the relative merits of investing in India and China.
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Kwok Chern-Yeh, head of investment management in Aberdeen Asset Management's Japanese Equity Team, discusses a quiet revolution that is taking place in China.
Online gaming has evolved into a profitable business over the last few years. Enhanced streaming services and a growing demand for mobile games have also spurred increased investment in mobile gaming technology.
Markets have always been characterised by risks and opportunities. In the Asia-Pacific region, now is the time to be as discriminating as ever, according to Joshua Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors.
Technological innovations have seriously helped reshape the way in which we interact with the world and the people around us. One particular device that has not only evolved greatly in a very short space of time but has also had an incredibly significant effect on social, personal and even professional lives is the smartphone. This handy little mobile machine has become a one-stop device for communication, travel, online browsing, taking photos, watching videos, and even high definition gaming.
Schroders: UK inflation higher than expected but interest rates unlikely to rise until well into 2016
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that UK inflation was 0.1 per cent in July, marginally better than expected by the market, but Azad Zagana, senior European economist at Schroders believes that the Bank of England will hold off on an interest rate rise inflation has risen to 1 per cent, which he doesn’t see happening until the second quarter of 2016.
Nick Train: Why I'm 'not smart enough' to invest in the UK bank shares right now, and the first new stock I have bought for any of my funds in the past three years
Star fund manager Nick Train, who runs the Finsbury Growth and Income trust and the Lindsell Train Investment trust amongst other mandates, has revealed for What Investment the reason why he has shunned investing in UK bank shares, even as the economic recovery takes hold, saying that ‘I am not smart enough to invest in UK banks right now.’
As the two year anniversary of AIM shares being permitted to be included in ISA portfolios nears, Helal Miah, investment research analyst at the Share Centre has revealed the AIM stocks he believes represent the best value for ISA investors right now.
The market is a flurry this morning with speculation that policy makers in Japan may undertake further fiscal or monetary stimulus as it was confirmed this morning that economy shrank by 0.4 per cent in the three months to the end of June, with exports to the US, Europe and Asia all falling.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose £6.7 billion CF Woodford Equity Income fund is the absolute top performer out of 82 funds in the IA UK Equity Income sector over the past year, with a return of 22 per cent, has disclosed that he has sold all of his shares in one FTSE 100 stock this month.
Revealed: The best technology stocks to buy for profit, whilst avoiding the carnage of another dot com crash
Geir Lode, Head of Hermes Global Equities and Portfolio Manager of the Hermes Global Equity Fund, has disclosed the stocks he has been buying for his fund with the aim of capitalising on the potential of technology companies on the stock market, whilst avoiding the ‘hubris’ that grips the market currently and is often the forerunner to severe volatility.
Many of the traditional reasons for investing in gold no longer apply and newly rich investors in emerging markets are shunning the asset class, according to David Jane, the veteran and high performing manager of the Miton Multi Assets fund range.
China is likely to enjoy a prolonged period of more muted economic growth, but rather than serve to derail the global economic recovery, it could act to preserve growth, according to Trevor Greetham, head of multi-asset at Royal London Asset Management.
Hargreaves Lansdown: What the latest rise in UK unemployment reveals about the health of the UK economy
The latest data from the office of national statistics, which showed that UK unemployment rose by 25000 in the second quarter of this year, should not be a major concern for investors, but may mean that a rise in UK interest rates is delayed, according to Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose latest venture, the microcap focused Patient Capital Investment Trust has delivered a return of 16 per cent since launch in May, compared to 6 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK All Companies sector in the same time period, has revealed the stocks he has been buying for the trust.