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China has a sitting online community of 649 million* Chinese more than double the number of American internet users. China's current population of 1.3 billion are propelling the world's second largest economy forward at an incredible pace. It is estimated that the Information Technology and Communications market will be worth USD $465 bn this year, according to market intelligence firm IDC, 40% of total global…
The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit is set for this upcoming weekend on June 20-21 2015 and it marks a gigantic leap forward to demonstrate the power of the emerging markets when they come together. In July 2014 at the BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, an agreement was made to create the Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) amounting to USD $ 100…
Indian entrepreneurs who want to learn more about business operations, e-commerce business are heading in plane loads to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. "The Indian start up ecosystem is like the China of 2006 when valuations there were reasonable," said angel investor Rajan Anandan who is also Google's Vice President and Managing Director of Southeast Asia. , Last year Mr. Anandan led a delegation of about…
Tension at the long end of the German yield curve - which started in the latter part of April and continued into the first half of May - was a key driver of movements in the bond market. It also affected the US, Australian and Canadian bond markets, according to Sergio Strigo, Head of Emerging Market Debt at Amundi Asset management. In spite of the…
The World Bank says that Turkey ranks second in commitments for total infrastructure investment in 2014, behind Brazil. Peru, Colombia and India followed in third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively, out of 139 emerging countries. According to a World Bank report, total infrastructure investments in 139 emerging economies for projects with private participation in the energy, transport and water sectors rose to $107.5 billion in…
Although the Sensex Index declined last month, analysts at major foreign brokerages remain bullish on the Indian market, and expect the Sensex to hit 33,000 in the next 6 to 12 months. The brokerage firms are of the view that structural reforms being pursued by the government are laying a strong foundation for sustained growth, although expectations have been dampened by a fall in earnings…
Indian bonds have not traditionally been on the radar of many Canadian investors. That may be about to change as India's government gradually lifts restrictions relating to foreign investments, and new products simplify the buying process. When professional bond traders conduct research, they examine both macro and micro issues affecting a country's bonds. Macro factors include such variables as the national economic growth rate, inflation…
Barings International Investment Limited ("Barings") is positive on the medium-term investment case for China. The global asset management company is particularly encouraged by government measures to ease policy and expedite reforms, which it says should be supportive of both cyclical and structural growth prospects. In the very short term, Barings expects that the combination of profit-taking to invest in new issuance following the strong run…
China’s Central Bank economists predict that the country’s slowing economy will pick up in the second half of the year on the back of more stable home prices and firmer foreign demand. They have also sharply lowered their inflation forecast for 2015. Economic growth is expected to come in at 7% for 2015, marginally below the 7.1% forecasted earlier in the year. Annual inflation, on…
Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2015: Excel Funds Management Inc. (‘Excel Funds”) is pleased to announce that it was the proud sponsor of the 2015 Female Professional of the Year Award, presented at the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) Annual Awards & Gala held on June 6th, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Female Professional of the Year Award is presented to a professional…
The corporate debt market in emerging markets is forecasted to outpace the growth of the corporate debt market in the developed world. “This is an indication of the growing issuance and acceptance of EM corporate debt among investors,” says David Kunselman, senior portfolio manager with Excel Investment Counsel. “Many EM corporate debt is now ranked investment grade and offer substantially higher yields than government debt,”…
The medium and long-term outlook for China remains positive, in spite of slowing economic growth and market volatility. Recent market volatility is largely due to a combination of profit-taking to invest in new issues following the strong run-up in the market; and the potential for a tighter control on margin financing. However, government measures to ease policy restrictions and expedite reforms are supportive of both…

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