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The Asia investor [electronic resource] : charting a course through Asia's emerging markets /
Aaron Chaze.
imprint
Singapore ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons (Asia), 2010.
description
xi, 178 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0470825294 (hbk.), 9780470825297 (hbk.)
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Book
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author
imprint
Singapore ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons (Asia), 2010.
isbn
0470825294 (hbk.)
9780470825297 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11902082
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-170) and index.
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The quick bounce back of Asian economies, particularly China and India, from the global financial crisis of 2008 has raised expectations that many of these economies have de-linked from the prosperous West and will provide leadership to global growth in the early part of the 21st century. Where Asian economies are headed over the next several decades and what factors will drive them or derail them are far more important questions for investors now than they were ever in the past. The Asia Investor is a highly readable guide for those seeking answers to such questions. The author details the key trends and themes that underpin Asia's re-emergence as a significant, probably dominant, part of the global economy. The book is well researched and written in a lucid style and is a must read for those investing or contemplating investment anywhere in Asia.Rajashekar Iyer Managing Director, Securities Analysis (I) Pvt LtdWhat Aaron Chaze did in his first book for investors in India, he accomplishes again with The Asian Investor. A great read and valuable resource that covers the Asian investment landscape-: historical perspective, current drivers, and future investment themes- to enable investors to capture the next great Asian investment opportunity.Howard J. Atkinson President, Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. and Author of The New Investment Frontier III : A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians"For many investors, Asia is a fashion statement. Hot when other places are not, seasoned enough so there will never be another Asian crisis. Aaron Chaze is also positive on Asia, but walks you through the hype with detailed examples so you can build a framework for your own judgment and recognize the pitfalls. He gets you to places Western stock pickers fail to penetrate. Chaze will keep you interested and grounded.Robert J. Dowling Former Managing Editor, BusinessWeek International and Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, BeijingThe Asia Investor is both an analytical and riveting account of the vast investment opportunity in Asia. While explaining this opportunity to a global investing audience, Aaron Chaze goes beyond the hype of short-term economic and market phenomenon and develops a thematic framework that can be used to identify winners over the medium and long- term.Manas Chakravarty Consulting Editor, Mint
The quick bounce back of Asian economies, particularly China and India, from the global financial crisis of 2008 has raised expectations that many of these economies have de-linked from the prosperous West and will provide leadership to global growth in the early part of the 21st century. Where Asian economies are headed over the next several decades and what factors will drive them or derail them are far more important questions for investors now than they were ever in the past. The Asia Investor is a highly readable guide for those seeking answers to such questions. The author details the key trends and themes that underpin Asia's re-emergence as a significant, probably dominant, part of the global economy. The book is well researched and written in a lucid style and is a must read for those investing or contemplating investment anywhere in Asia. Rajashekar Iyer Managing Director, Securities Analysis (I) Pvt Ltd What Aaron Chaze did in his first book for investors in India, he accomplishes again with The Asian Investor . A great read and valuable resource that covers the Asian investment landscape-: historical perspective, current drivers, and future investment themes- to enable investors to capture the next great Asian investment opportunity. Howard J. Atkinson President, Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Inc. and Author of The New Investment Frontier III : A Guide to Exchange Traded Funds for Canadians" For many investors, Asia is a fashion statement. Hot when other places are not, seasoned enough so there will never be another Asian crisis. Aaron Chaze is also positive on Asia, but walks you through the hype with detailed examples so you can build a framework for your own judgment and recognize the pitfalls. He gets you to places Western stock pickers fail to penetrate. Chaze will keep you interested and grounded. Robert J. Dowling Former Managing Editor, BusinessWeek International and Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing The Asia Investor is both an analytical and riveting account of the vast investment opportunity in Asia. While explaining this opportunity to a global investing audience, Aaron Chaze goes beyond the hype of short-term economic and market phenomenon and develops a thematic framework that can be used to identify winners over the medium and long- term. Manas Chakravarty Consulting Editor , Mint
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Summaries
Long Description
Emerging Asia was the fairytale story to emerge from the economic horror that engulfed much of the world in 2008 and 2009. Even at the height of the crisis key emerging Asian economies made headlines for extraordinary macro growth numbers. But the question frequently asked is whether emerging Asian nations, especially China, will be able to sustain their pace of growth. In this timely book, Asian expert Aaron Chaze asks whether the booming Asian economies have what it takes to move away from an export-led, external-trade dominated economy and truly embrace a free-market philosophy.The Asia Investor provides a solid framework for analyzing investment opportunities across the region and picking potential winners. Asia is buoyed by several trends that drive these opportunities and it is the analysis of these trends that forms the core of this book. Some of the key trends analyzed are: rapidly rising standard of living large and growing middle class unprecedented pace of urbanization growing trade links between key Asian nations evolution of a robust pan-Asian financial infrastructure political stability and growing institutionalization of these economies growing privatization infrastructure spending growing integration with global industrial and services networksSome of the trends can be observed and tested now while some trends can be tested over a period of time. Anyone with an interest in investing in Asia will find this book an invaluable resource.
Main Description
Emerging Asia was the fairytale story to emerge from the economic horror that engulfed much of the world in 2008 and 2009. Even at the height of the crisis key emerging Asian economies made headlines for extraordinary macro growth numbers. But the question frequently asked is whether emerging Asian nations, especially China, will be able to sustain their pace of growth. In this timely book, Asian expert Aaron Chaze asks whether the booming Asian economies have what it takes to move away from an export-led, external-trade dominated economy and truly embrace a free-market philosophy. The Asia Investor provides a solid framework for analyzing investment opportunities across the region and picking potential winners. Asia is buoyed by several trends that drive these opportunities and it is the analysis of these trends that forms the core of this book.
Main Description
Emerging Asia was the fairytale story to emerge from the economic horror that engulfed much of the world in 2008 and 2009. Even at the height of the crisis key emerging Asian economies made headlines for extraordinary macro growth numbers. But the question frequently asked is whether emerging Asian nations, especially China, will be able to sustain their pace of growth. In this timely book, Asian expert Aaron Chaze asks whether the booming Asian economies have what it takes to move away from an export-led, external-trade dominated economy and truly embrace a free-market philosophy. The Asia Investor provides a solid framework for analyzing investment opportunities across the region and picking potential winners. Asia is buoyed by several trends that drive these opportunities and it is the analysis of these trends that forms the core of this book. Some of the key trends analyzed are: rapidly rising standard of living large and growing middle class unprecedented pace of urbanization growing trade links between key Asian nations evolution of a robust pan-Asian financial infrastructure political stability and growing institutionalization of these economies growing privatization infrastructure spending growing integration with global industrial and services networks Some of the trends can be observed and tested now while some trends can be tested over a period of time. Anyone with an interest in investing in Asia will find this book an invaluable resource.
Main Description
The current global financial crisis has changed the way the world looks at risk. Liquidity is constrained and low returns will be the norm for the next few years in all asset classes. Many Asian economies were very significant beneficiaries of large cross border capital flows in recent years, cheap credit and liberal leverage. Now that the era of liquidity and high risk tolerance is over, Asia will have to carry its share of the economic pain. Given that not all Asian economies will hurt equally, Aaron Chaze examines how investors can find their way around the pick of Asian economies in a low return environment. China and India, the twin pillars of Asia, cannot maintain their scorching pace of growth and growth rates have begun to drop as the pressures of deleveraging, risk containment and preference for saving over consumption over-takes these economies as it does the other world economies. The question is how much will growth drop especially as trade and export markets seize up and what will be the impact of declining growth in two of the most exciting markets in the world? India and China, the two fastest growing markets, however were not the only rising stars in Asia; Indonesia and the Philippines were also reporting a faster pace of growth driven by a mix of global demand for exports, rising commodity prices, expanding domestic incomes and rising domestic consumption and investment spending. The rising economic tide lifted all Asian boats, with only a few exceptions. Now that the tide is receding, do these Asian economies have the economic systems, corporate and political leadership and the companies, asset classes and markets that can not only survive but perform in this new and more demanding environment? The pain that the US is experiencing will not be as acute since Asian economies did not experience a real estate bubble financed with debt tied to household wealth the way the US did. Dubai and to some extent Abu Dhabi and Oman in the Middle East were probably the only Asian regions to undergo a recent real estate boom with bubble like conditions. But like the US Asian governments have been quick to demonstrate their financial flexibility in attempting to stabilize their economies and equally importantly their currencies. With this backdrop the book looks at the sectors that have the best potential to perform and for the conditions needed in order for Asia to resume its growth. In the ten years since the Asian banking and currency crisis there have been several key and significant developments in Asia that make it a compelling story investors should pay attention to. For nearly this entire decade many Asian economies have witnessed steadily rising income levels, rising domestic investment, growing base of minority investors, growing institutional investor interest, increased sophistication of financial markets including the development of a liquid bond market, stable currencies and monetary policies and unprecedented fiscal flexibility with governments. Three other powerful trends are the rising levels of co-operation among Asian economies, demographics that favor growth and the emergence of Asian sovereign funds that are increasingly catalyzing the investment canvas. The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has the worlds largest sovereign fund and the Middle East along wit
Table of Contents
Introduction
Asia Rising: Emerging Themes and Trends
The Changing Investment Canvas
Asia's Infrastructure Build-Out: The Next Great Investment Opportunity
Building Brands but Keeping an Eye on Traditional Strengths
Asia: The Next Great Financial Supermarket
The Economics and Politics of Energy
Political Stability: Asia's New Investment Catalyst
Select Bibliography
Index
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