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Will European Banks benefit from ECB’s QE?

Eurozone banks are down 15% in the past 4 months due to the speculation on European Central Bank’s (ECB) quantitative easing (QE) programme.  Question is will the European Banks benefit from the ECB’s move?

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Hong Kong–Shanghai Link–The New Great Rational Bull

China A share, ranked below US stock market,  is the world’s 2nd largest market in terms of the market capitalisation.  In the past, China mainland investors can only invest their monies in its A share (known as A Shares) and overseas investors could only tap into the China’s growth stories indirectly via China companies listed in Hong Kong (known as H Shares) or Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII).  Effective 2014-11-17, Hong Kong – Shanghai Stocks Exchange will be linked.  It meant, China mainland investors could invest in companies listed in Hong Kong and vice versa, i.e., Hong Kong investors could invest into China A share market.

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Why US stocks are still surging up?

As of today, 2014-06-27, we are still yet to see any significant correction in the US stocks.  Low interest rates, low inflation and steady growth are often cited by the market bulls for the continuation of the market surging.

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It may be interesting to relook at Europe

Lately, Europe has been surrounded by lots of negative news.  First, we have the sanction between Europe and Russia.  Then, there is a concern that Eurozone Crisis II is looming with Greece's long-term borrowing costs breached 8%, reached 8.94% on 2014-10-16, the highest since mid December 2013...

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Thailand Stock Market May be a Good Buy

On 2014-05-20, Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order”.  It is said to be the 12th coup that the Thai’s military has launched.  Thai’s crisis is centred on the political movement of Thaksin Shinawatra, a self-exiled former prime minister who is popular with rural Thias but tarnished by allegations of corruption, human rights violations and abuses of power.

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