Asia central banks juggling risks find solace in stable food

Asian central bankers grappling with wobbly markets, higher energy costs and simmering trade tensions are getting relief from an old foe: food prices.

Commodities

Global ESG 2018 midyear outlook

The asset flow to environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds is driving a proliferation of new products and competition.

Sustainable Investing

India Insight: Yields set to rise on bond rule change

The Reserve Bank of India announced an important regulatory change during the latest monetary policy review, which reduces banks’ demand for government bonds by around 2% of aggregate deposits.

Emerging Markets

World’s most predictable stock trade faces a China reckoning

In China’s volatile equity market, at least one thing’s been a certainty: initial public offerings price low and then rally like crazy.

Emerging Markets

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index shows progress below the c-suite

Bloomberg has sought to play a role in highlighting firms’ efforts to build gender-equal workplaces, initially in the financial services sector and now with a sector-neutral index — the Gender-Equality Index (GEI).

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Going where ETFs can't: Illiquid interval funds draw investors

Interval funds have exploded to $19 billion in assets by going where ETFs and mutual funds can't. 

Research and Analysis

All momentum-ETF roads lead to outperforming tech-sector stocks

 Momentum ETFs, the best performers among factor-based funds this year, differ in methodologies but tend to have one thing in common: heavy exposure to technology. 

Research and Analysis

Qatar's year of solitude: A Gulf embargoes impact in six charts

6 charts illustrating how Qatari assets performed since a Saudi Arabia-led group of nations severed economic and diplomatic ties with the gas-rich country on June 5, 2017.

Markets

Bank trading book moves closer to being workable

A raft of proposals in a consultation by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision covering the bank trading book have gone down well, leaving non-modellable risk factors as among the last major areas where the industry still needs to make a persuasive case for change.

Trading and Investing

Despite geopolitical concerns, investors see burgeoning opportunity in China

An emerging trade war between China and the US, market volatility and rising interest rates aren’t fazing Asian investors and asset managers.

Emerging Markets