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Japan Q4 2015 Overview

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  During the quarter, market participants that expected the BoJ to provide further monetary stimulus were disappointed as it maintained its current asset purchase programme (although it added some minor supplementary measures in December). In justifying the relative lack of action, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda pointed to improved underlying inflationary trends in the domestic economy, notwithstanding … Continue reading Japan Q4 2015 Overview

Performance of Emerging markets dur...

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China’s economy showed some signs of stabilisation during the period and this helped its stock market make gains after a particularly turbulent third quarter. The stabilisation occurred amid significant government policy support in the form of currency intervention, interest rate cuts, increases in fiscal spending and reductions of the bank reserve requirement ratio (the proportion … Continue reading Performance of Emerging markets during 2015

Market Overview for Q4 2015

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The final quarter of 2015 ended the year on a positive note, with many markets reversing the declines they suffered in the preceding period. However, 2015 was a tumultuous year, characterized by diverging regional economic fortunes and policy trends, where positive currency-adjusted returns were difficult to achieve.   In regional terms, the best performing equity … Continue reading Market Overview for Q4 2015

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