Market Vectors Indonesia
Investors and insurers are swooping in on Asia’s insurance industry for acquisitions, encouraged by a low rate of penetration in the region’s emerging markets at a time when European banks, in need of cash, are exiting the sector. Insurance has become a relatively hot sector for M&A activity in Asia, with deals involving ING, HSBC and others. Southeast Asia’s strong economic growth and very favorable demographics more »
After spending over half a century pioneering commodities and other global investments, Van Eck Global has spent the last several years developing exchange-traded products and become the fifth largest ETP provider in the US (and the eighth largest worldwide). Building off their experience developing USD 25 billion in ETFs, their Market Vectors team discusses their reasoning and outlook on the future of frontier and emerging market opportunities.
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The shares of the London listed Indonesia based Bumi Plc, which has a significant representation in Market Vectors Indonesia Index ETF : IDX), have gone up by as much as 48% since October 11 following the revelation that Indonesia’s Bakrie family has decided to split the business by buying back their stake from Bumi for $1.4 billion.
Financial irregularities in one of the firms owned by Bakries have created more »
By the end of the 2nd quarter of 2012 it became clear that Indonesia was going to be the engine of growth for ASEAN over the next few years. With GDP growth exceeding expectations at 6.5% and foreign investment rising 30.2% year over year the worries over political and fiscal distress in Europe and the U.S. faded somewhat. Now that the Western central banks have announced more »
Growth in the mix!
located right above Australia and just under mainland Asia. Over the past several years, Indonesia has experienced an economic boom (its latest GDP growth rate was 6.4%, above expectations) that seems to have largely gone unnoticed. Indonesia's economy is being helped by large investments in their infrastructure, and this year they got their debt rating raised to investment grade.
Everyone talks about China more »
The European crisis has forced the Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever (NYSE: UL) to cut 500 jobs in Britain. It is not that the food and cosmetics giant, which operates in more than 100 countries, employing over 171,000 workers has performed below expectations in Britain, but rather the serious slowdown in economic activity in Europe along with rising costs have forced them to implement a serious restructuring program.
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Indonesia may not be part of the famous BRIC countries, but the country certainly deserves some consideration from global investors looking for the best international opportunities. The biggest economy in South East Asia has more than 248 million habitants; it’s one of the fastest growing countries in the world and has an investment rate credit rating. Stock valuations are also quite compelling, so fundamentals look interesting for long term more »
Indonesia has been one the best spots on the globe for investors to put their money the past three years. Its stock market outperformed the regional index by a whopping 130%! But so far this year, it has been a far different story. So far in 2012 the MSCI Indonesia has risen a mere 1.4%, far short of the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index return of 15.8%.
Nevertheless, the more »