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Aussie ETFs hit record high

Aussie ETFs hit record high

The Australian ETF industry hit a new all-time high in September of AUD24.1 billion in funds under management according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2016. 

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Taiwan and Korea stock exchanges cross list ETFs

Taiwan and Korea stock exchanges cross list ETFs

The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and the Korea Exchange (KRX) have announced the cross listing of ETFs tracking the benchmark indices of both markets.
 
The exchanges write that the move further expands the growing links and cooperation between the two bourses. Both ETFs will be the first index-based products to track Korean and Taiwanese securities in each market. 

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SGX and S&P partner up

SGX and S&P partner up

Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) SGX Index Edge is to use S&P Global Markets Intelligence’s Alpha Factor Library to develop new quantitative index models and smart beta indices across Asia Pacific.

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WisdomTree Japan comments on Abe’s victory

WisdomTree Japan comments on Abe’s victory

Jesper Koll, CEO at WisdomTree Japan, has issued a comment on the impact Shinzo Abe’s election victory will have on the Japanese economy. Koll expects upcoming market stimulus to be sizeable, with the Japanese authorities also introducing ‘Drone Money’ - direct cash transfers to targeted groups of households - to further stimulate domestic consumption.