22 March 2023

The Silk Road: The original East-West trading route

Sometimes, as investors and traders, it is interesting to look back on history to see how the trading relationship between the East and the West developed. Of course, the most famous trading route is the Silk Road which was opened in 130 BC, remaining in use until the 15th century and the introduction of global maritime trade. So what was the Silk Road, and why was it so influential?

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15 March 2023

Global Investment Strategy: Balancing Risk and Reward in a Complex World

As the APAC region grows in size and economic influence, many investors are now reviewing their global investment strategy. While worldwide indices allocate weightings to specific areas, it is essential to try and appreciate the enormous range of asset classes and potential in different regions. Then there is the issue of risk and reward, aligning this to your investment strategy and long-term goals.

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08 March 2023

Navigating the APAC Financial Market: Opportunities and Challenges

While you will often hear reference to the APAC financial market, this comprises many different economies with a wide range of attributes. Taking in the likes of China to Tonga, India to the Solomon Islands, and more will give you an idea of the considerable variation in the market. So what are the main opportunities and challenges for those looking to investin the APAC region?

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01 March 2023

Investing in the APAC Region: Trends and Best Practices

Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) is a phenomenon which has taken over the investment markets. While some believe this is just a fad, in reality, it is now ingrained in the operational DNA of private and public companies. Quite how it will impact access to finance in the future remains to be seen, but ESG is a measure many investors and governments will take more significant notice of going forward.

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22 February 2023

Should we expect cryptocurrency contagion to spread in 2023?

It is common knowledge that Hong Kong and Singapore are looking to become crypto hubs of the future. We have seen adjustments in regulations, detailed plans released by governments and investors were/are buying into the idea. However, amid the ongoing volatility in the cryptocurrency market, should we expect contagion to other financial sectors in 2023?

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15 February 2023

Fastest growing economies in the APAC region

In recent weeks we have seen several reports suggesting that the APAC region will be the economic powerhouse of tomorrow. Amid suggestions that the APAC economy could account for 42% of global GDP by 2040, where is the growth coming from? Which economies are destined to shine in 2023 and beyond? 

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