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Thailand’s Political Unrest Poses Risk For Fragile Economic Recovery

By Karl Sorri On the face of things, the military junta in Thailand has restored some much-needed stability to the country after waves of violent protests in early 2014. However, there are many flashpoints that still pose significant political risk for the future. Since 2001, Thailand has been rocked by political upheavals between the Shinawatra … Continue reading

Thai Junta Shifts From Martial Law To Absolute Power

By Thitinan Pongsudhirak Thailand’s military-led government has invoked Article 44 of the interim constitution to replace martial law. The controversial article vests complete power and authority with Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha in his capacity as head of the National Council for Peace and Order — Thailand’s junta that has governed through martial law for … Continue reading

ADB President Highlights Cambodia’s Strong Growth, Remaining Challenges

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao yesterday (March 10th) met Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, Minister of Economy and Finance, Aun Pornmoniroth, and Minister for Education, Youth and Sport, Hang Chuon Naron to discuss the Cambodian government’s development strategy and how ADB can support its efforts to diversify the economy, promote inclusive growth and … Continue reading

Q&A With Thai PM – ‘Business As Usual’ Amid Slow Politics

Thailand hopes to begin bullet-train services using Japanese technology and could hold a general election by year-end, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said. Excerpts from an interview with The Nikkei on Feb. 9 and one with a group of Japanese media on Feb. 6, both conducted in Thai, follow: Q: A top U.S. diplomat recently said Yingluck … Continue reading

Economic Boom On Thai-Myanmar Border Brings Hope

By Steve Sandford Thailand and Myanmar are working on big plans to boost trade and entice businesses to locate along their long land border. The influx of money is reshaping a region that has suffered from long-running ethnic conflicts. In western Thailand, where the Moei (Thaunggin) river marks the Myanmar border, economists estimate trade at this … Continue reading

Thailand ETF Again Shrugs Off Political Fears

By Todd Shriber ETF Trends The iShares MSCI Thailand Capped ETF (NYSEArca: THD) is about two months away from celebrating its seventh anniversary and over those seven years, the lone Thailand-specific ETF has endured several bouts of political volatility. Another one of those bouts could be coming after the Thai parliament today voted to impeach … Continue reading

Weekly Emerging & Frontier Market ETF Dashboard: Quantitative Asset Allocation Insight (19-Dec-2014)

By ETFalpha Global Emerging Markets expressed as iShares MSCI EM ETF (EEM) have been remaining in both negative trend and momentum. However, if the recent market bounce appears to be sustainable during the week commencing December, 21st we may see momentum turing into positive territory. Assuming that’s the case we would be recommending to increase … Continue reading

A Coup Ordained? Thailand’s Prospects For Stability

By The International Crisis Group On 22 May, for the twelfth time in Thailand’s history, the army seized power after months of political turbulence. This is not simply more of the same. The past decade has seen an intensifying cycle of election, protest and government downfall, whether at the hands of the courts or military, … Continue reading

Weekly Emerging & Frontier Market ETF Dashboard: Quantitative Asset Allocation Insight

By ETFalpha Contact(at)ETFalpha.uk What an interesting week for global stocks and Emerging Markets. The levels of volatility jumped significantly with the VIX Index reading increased by more than 78% for the week! Both Emerging and Frontier Markets lost around 6% predominantly due to plummeting oil and generally commodity prices. Technically things look awful as both … Continue reading

Your Weekly Emerging & Frontier Market ETF Dashboard: Quantitative Asset Allocation (Iconographic)

Emerging and Frontier Markets are an asset class itself these days and offer investors amazing opportunities. The challenge is to harness the amount of volatility relatively bigger versus the other equity asset classes. Also the universe of ETFs in that space is pretty big and any successful asset allocation approach has to follow a well … Continue reading

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