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Asia Pacific Equities - Latest News

Investors look to the long-term after MSCI’s A-share decision

The inclusion of Chinese stocks in a benchmark emerging market index is one step towards greater recognition.

Anbang scandal highlights political risks in China

Power struggles behind the scenes could create governance challenges for Chinese corporates.

Why Thailand’s stock market is struggling

The Thai exchange is the second worst performer in Asia this year, after stellar growth in 2016.

Short term pain, long term gain from India’s tax reform

India is preparing for a major change to its tax system, which could push up inflation and add to business costs.

China A-shares’ inclusion in MSCI index is ‘no done deal’

The index provider will announce a decision on whether to include A-shares in its global benchmarks on June 20

Fitch warns of Hong Kong banks’ risky China exposure

Foreign banks, especially those in the SAR, have been rebuilding their exposure to Chinese corporates in 2017.

‘Misunderstood’ Pakistan still offers opportunities

Pakistan’s stock market sold off sharply after it was upgraded to emerging market status by MSCI.

China’s shadow banking system creates risks for investors

Sectors exposed to China’s shadow banking system could be vulnerable as a crackdown gathers pace.

India’s monetary policy gets political

A tussle over the independence of the Reserve Bank of India could be a worry for foreign investors.

Korean stimulus may not be a game changer for markets

President Moon Jae-in's $10 billion first budget is not likely to set equity markets alight, analysts say.