East or West – Where to Invest?

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The two biggest economies in the world could hardly look more different at the moment. One is doing all it can to stimulate growth, while the other is trying to rein it in. In the US, the Obama administration is ploughing a lonely furrow, the only major country in the world to be easing fiscal […]

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The rise and rise of new IPOs in Asia, and Asian investors

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Who would have thought – investing in Asia might soon give investors access to European and US companies. Some of Europe and America’s most prestigious companies are shunning the well-established financial centres of London and New York and looking to Asia as a place to list and sell their shares, as well as their handbags. […]

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What’s next for Asian Equities?

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Having bounced back strongly since the lows of 2008, Asian equity markets have recently been through a soft patch, underperforming developed markets such as the US and broader global indices. What’s next for Asia share markets? The recent softness in Asian equity markets stemmed mainly from worries about the impact of rising inflation and the […]

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What’s next for commodities?

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Growing concern about the strength of global demand recently prompted big falls in the price of many commodities. How much have commodities dropped? It depends. Take silver, which has been one of the fastest-rising commodities this year, fell the most losing 25% of its value in a five-day slide in early May. Oil prices also slid, […]

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Is it time for an equities comeback?

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Paul Taylor, Head of Australian Equities at Fidelity and Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Equities Fund, provides his outlook for the Australian stock market and why the market is presenting so many opportunities for stock pickers. It could be a good time to buy Australian equities, according to one of the country’s best performing […]

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