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Aussie ETFs hit new record high

Aussie ETFs hit new record high

News from Sydney reveals that despite declines in the broader Australian market, net inflows lifted the Australian ETF industry by 2.6 per cent (or AUD733.7 million) to hit a new record high of AUD29 billion in funds under management, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – May 2017.

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MAS approves Tai United as Registered Fund Management Company

MAS approves Tai United as Registered Fund Management Company

Tai United Holdings Limited’s indirect wholly-owned Singapore-based subsidiary Tai United Asset Management has been approved by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as a Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) under the Securities and Futures (Licensing and Conduct of Business) Regulations to officially carry on fund management business in Singapore.

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Emerging market internet companies ETF hits the big time

Emerging market internet companies ETF hits the big time

Kevin Carter, pictured, is founder of EMQQ, an ETF focused US-listed emerging markets internet and e-commerce companies. Founded in 2014, and with just USD90 million under management, his time has come with year to date performance of over 30 per cent, and listings as one of the top performing Science/Tech funds in a variety of listings in the US.

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EMQQ comments on Alibaba’s results

EMQQ comments on Alibaba’s results

Commenting on Alibaba’s quarterly and full fiscal year results, Kevin Carter, founder of EMQQ, the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF says: "The Chinese consumer is alive and well, and increasingly looking online to buy the goods and services they want. Revenue growth accelerated to 60 per cent and was strong in all segments of the company's business, while core Ecommerce revenue rose by 47 per cent, cloud revenue doubled, and media and entertainment revenue tripled. All of this is quite impressive, and the share buyback program is a positive piece of news as well."

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WisdomTree note favours Indian equities

WisdomTree note favours Indian equities

Viktor Nossek (pictured), director of research at ETF provider WisdomTree Europe has written a note giving five reasons why Indian equities could spice up a portfolio. He writes that India is at an interesting crossroad where leadership is pro-actively taking tough reforms for long-term growth. Two pillars of the Indian economy, that is consumption and demographics, have encouraging projected growth numbers.