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04/07/2018

Amundi Asia Pacific Market Monthly Commentary - Feb 2019

The Asia ex Japan equity market clocked in another monthly positive performance in February (MSCI AC Asia ex Japan up 2.09% in USD terms, dividend included), bringing the YTD return to 9.55%. It was the only EM region to advance in February, primarily driven by the Greater China region on reports of substantial progress in the US-China trade deal discussions. The ASEAN countries was the key laggards over the month, all its constituents being in negative territory except Malaysia, being an outlier on the back of positive economic surprises.

30/05/2018

Amundi Asia Pacific Market Monthly Commentary - Jan 2019

The Asia ex Japan equity market started the year firing on all cylinder, similarly to 2018. The MSCI AC Asia ex Japan index rose 7.31% (in USD terms, dividend included) with all countries in positive territory except India. Northern countries such as China and Korea led the pack, both posting double digit performances. Multiple factors contributed to the strong equity rebound such as a dramatic dovish shift from the Fed in January, a technical rebound after December and its depressed valuations and easing development in the Sino American trade war.

13/02/2018

Expert Talk, 12 February 2018

Emerging Markets: Unlock next wave of returnsAfter years of buoyant market conditions that have driven strong market performance across the board, investors are questioning for how long this "Goldilocks" regime can last and which investment areas will continue to offer opportunities in the near future. In this respect, we believe that Emerging Market (EM) assets still offer potential return opportunities, especially when compared to Developed Market (DM) assets, as positive cyclical and structural dynamics are at play.

13/02/2018

Amundi Asia Pacific Market Monthly Commentary - January 2018

Asia ex-Japan equities rallied in January and marked the best monthly return since March 2016. The MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan index grew 7.56% (in USD terms, dividend included) while the key drivers included positive earnings revisions, improving global growth and weak USD. Earnings revision ratios improved across most of countries, led by Hong Kong and China. Financials sector especially led the strong absolute performance of the region, and Amundi expects corporate de-leveraging and banks’ profits recovery to drive re-rating.