30 Apr

Hong Kong

All eyes are on Asia as it continues its economic growth trajectory – largely due to the growing Chinese economy and the burgeoning economies of Southeast Asian countries. Trade flows between Asia and the rest of the world have dramatically increased over the last decade. Local Asian corporations are stepping up to the challenge of competing with global industry players while multinationals are ...

07 Jul

Taipei, Taiwan

Over the past few years, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have grown in size to reach over US$2 trillion in total assets, a reflection of its acceptance as an investment option and as part of a broader asset allocation strategy. ETFs’ cost efficiency, transparency and ...

06 Oct

Makati, Manila, Philippines

Amidst global market turbulence and slower economic growth, ASEAN stands out and provides an exciting investment proposition to the world. Strong foreign direct investment from Europe, Japan, the US and China is positively impacting ASEAN capital markets while intra-ASEAN funding and investment activity ...

12 Oct

Singapore

Sibos is an annual conference, exhibition and networking event organised by SWIFT for the global financial industry. In just one week, some 7,000 decision makers and topic experts from financial institutions, market infrastructures, multinational corporations, and ...

04 Dec

Singapore

The Asean bond market, which has grown six-fold to US$1.1 trillion since 2000, outlines its steady and growing role as a source of funding for Southeast Asian economies. Increased infrastructure funding needs, regulatory initiatives to reduce banking market dependency along with ...

20 Jan

Beijing, China

Asia is changing amid rapid urbanization and expanding domestic markets. These trends are creating the need to broaden and deepen bond markets in the region to help finance its changing landscape. The development of local government bonds, for example, is particularly important in underpinning and strengthening the next phase ...

18 Feb

Jakarta, Indonesia

Islamic finance in Asia continues its impressive double digit growth in 2014. Despite challenging economic conditions, total assets reached over US$2 trillion. Debut sukuk issuances by sovereigns and the expansion into more countries in Africa and Europe are among the key trends as ...

11 May

Hong Kong

As Asia continues to lead global economic growth, volatility in its markets have reached levels unseen since the global financial crisis in 2008. The crash of China’s stockmarket and the devaluation of its currency, the renminbi, had impacted much of Asian and global markets in the last year alone. China takes bold steps to ...

17 May

Hong Kong

Asia’s financial markets have grown and moved beyond banking, paving the way for the emergence of the non-bank financial institutions (NBFI) sector. The leasing market, in particular, has grown rapidly over the last decade. China, poised to become the world’s largest leasing market, will continue to ...

15 Jun

Taipei, Taiwan

The size of Taiwan’s ETF market has grown at a fast pace during 2015 with a number of new and innovative ETF products listing on TWSE, including leverage and inverse ETFs tracking Japan’s TOPIX index, the first ever ETF tracking the crude oil market and the first ever ETF ...

30 Jun

Hong Kong

Asia’s grand vision to address its infrastructure needs is, in large part, encapsulated in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. This ambitious plan presents a daunting task of building critical infrastructure along its routes and shines the spotlight on the infrastructure requirements of ...

14 Sep

Singapore

The ETF industry is expected to attract record levels of fresh asset inflows again in 2016 after growing by 13% to US$350 billion last year. In Asia, the increasing appetite of investors for fixed-income products and rising demand for non-US developed market assets is also pushing the growth of ETFs in the prevailing low-yield environment. Although higher volatility and lower returns are expected to ...

Sep

Singapore

With China’s economic slowdown intensifying, Asean is emerging as an important growth cluster in Asia. Increased domestic consumption, flourishing intra-regional trade, trade with China and other markets in Europe, North America, Latin America etc, growing infrastructure projects and steady progress on regional integration initiatives are seen as major growth drivers. Most Asean countries have seen an improved credit rating. Growing number of foreign ...

Oct

Manila, Philippines

The Philippine Forum aims to provide an effective vehicle for an insightful and comprehensive discussion on the prospects for capital market growth in the country amid favourable developments in the local economy. Organised in partnership with the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines, The Asset Events ...

Oct

Beijing, China

At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December, representatives of 195 countries agreed to an ambitious goal to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the effects of climate change. Asia plays a crucial role in this global pact, with social governance, environmental initiatives, and sustainable investing now becoming part of the corporate agenda for many regional ...

Nov

Singapore

Organized in association with the Asian Development Bank, The 11th Asian Bond Markets Summit 2016 will once again bring together participants from all over Asia including institutional investors, private banks, financial institutions, issuers and policy makers to discuss and debate the key themes and opportunities in ...

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