China and India will be two of the three largest economies in the world by 2025. But Haiyan Wang says the countries have particular forces to harness and barriers to overcome to realize their full potential.
"We are in a land of pure imagination," when it comes to US equities, says Mark Yusko. “We have been on an escalator up and will be taking an elevator down.” Investors need to look to China and other emerging markets for returns.
This work is effectively two books in one: (1) an account of the rise and internationalization of the renminbi and of its prospects for continued ascendancy over the near term and the medium term and (2) a concise description of the various vehicles for investing in Chinese assets.
Fintech is forcing official policy makers to weigh the interests of consumers and corporations, while balancing the need for innovation and protection, in rewriting government rules and operating methods, Joshua Bateman, CAIA, CFA, reports.
Risk intelligence, the importance of meditation for investment pros, and dynamical dark energy are just some of the topics covered in this week's Weekend Reads for Investors, curated by Jason Voss, CFA.
Led by China and the East, the world economy has changed at an unprecedented pace and scale. Shifts in the global pecking order could be even more significant by 2050. The 6th CFA China Investment Conference was an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the change drivers influencing investment opinion. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, offers some observations and lessons from his two days in Beijing.
Natasha Cazenave, head of policy and international affairs at France's Autorite des Marches Financiers, has called for renewed enthusiasm for a European capital markets union in light of Britain's imminent departure from the EU. The project has made little headway in the European Council or Parliament, but Cazenave said in an interview: "We have to think about what it means to have a region that is multipolar and where you will have a number of financial centers -- there isn't going to be an equivalent of London tomorrow." Risk (subscription required) (16 Jul.)
The US House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a package of 32 bills aimed at easing the Dodd-Frank Act. The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018 has the support of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and the committee's ranking minority member, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (16 Jul.)
The EU and Japan have launched a free trade zone that encompasses 600 million people and almost a third of the world's GDP. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk signed the agreement Tuesday at the EU-Japan Summit. Deutsche Welle (Germany) (17 Jul.)
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