Jan Dehn, head of Research at Ashmore, discusses a number of emerging market developments over the past week for investors.
Funds focused on Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand ware particularly in demand among Swedish investors during April, while Sweden and more traditional emerging market equity funds were among those most sold, according to figures from Skandia.
Robert Horrocks, CIO at US-based fund provider Matthews Asia, has said that China may not feel obliged to step into any rescue efforts targeting Italy.
Domestic demand within Asian markets is creating significant opportunities for long term investors in the region, says Matthews Asia's Sharat Shroff, co-lead manager on the Pacific Tiger sub-fund of the manager's Luxembourg Sicav.
Dutch financial group ING is offloading its insurance business in Malaysia to AIA Group for €1.3bn in cash.
BNP Paribas Malaysia Berhad and INCEIF, the Global University of Islamic Finance, have opened the BNP Paribas-INCEIF Centre for Islamic Wealth Management located on INCEIF's Campus in Kuala Lumpur.