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Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 3 min read

Why net zero could be the unlikely answer to Japan’s cross-shareholdings woe

Japan’s push to enhance emissions disclosures has become ensnared in its efforts to reduce cross-shareholdings and may accelerate their unwinding.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 10 January 2024

Ally Chin
Article 2 min read

Field Notes: Seeing the fabric of life in Bangladesh

We recently travelled to Bangladesh to see what the living and factory working conditions are like for the world’s No. 2 exporter of ready-made garments.

Ally Chin + 2 others | 4 September 2023

Gita Bal
Article 4 min read

Government regulation will drive real change in ESG

One of the strongest messages communicated in this year’s ESG Survey is the effectiveness of government regulation in changing companies’ behaviour.

Gita Bal | 26 June 2023

Gabriel Wilson-Otto
Article 5 min read

Regulation is shaping the future of sustainability

A key driver of ESG flows continues to be regulation and this is responding to the increased frequency and materiality of ESG-related events.

Gabriel Wilson-Otto | 14 June 2023

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 1 min read

Chart Room: Easing Japan’s ‘June jam’ of shareholder meetings

The pile-up of annual general meetings at the end of June in Japan can be a pain for investors, but jams have been easing somewhat in a positive sign.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 8 June 2023

Michael Gaynor
Article 4 min read

Fundamentals: When boring banking is better

Fundamentals: When boring banking is better

Michael Gaynor + 2 others | 30 May 2023

Martin Dropkin
Article 3 min read

How China aims to unlock more value from state firms

In a new reform push, China’s policymakers are nudging state-owned companies to boost shareholder returns and capital efficiency.

Martin Dropkin + 1 other | 10 May 2023

Lee Sotos
Article 4 min read

First Republic Bank and the outlook for the financial system

First Republic Bank and the outlook for the financial system

Lee Sotos + 3 others | 3 May 2023

Yuanlin Lang
Video 3 min watch

Field Notes: China’s healthcare innovation marches on

Despite policy concerns and geopolitical tensions, China’s healthcare sector has stayed its course on innovation and keeps climbing the value chain.

Yuanlin Lang + 2 others | 20 April 2023

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 2 min read

Japan’s stock market reform gathers steam

The Tokyo Stock Exchange is taking steps in the right direction on some long overdue reforms, but more still needs to be done.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 6 April 2023

Michael Curtis
Article 3 min read

Private credit offers alternative as banking pressure rises

Private credit offers alternative as banking pressure rises

Michael Curtis + 1 other | 28 March 2023

Fidelity International Global Macro & Asset Allocation Team
Article 3 min read

Fed hikes into the banking storm as hard landing risks rise

As expected, the impact of the past fortnight’s banking troubles was writ large on the Federal Reserve’s March meeting. But it is still raising rates.

Steve Ellis
Article 3 min read

Suisse roll-up

An historic last-minute takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS offers an imperfect solution as regulators seek to contain broader systemic risk.

Steve Ellis + 2 others | 21 March 2023

Lee Sotos
Article 2 min read

SVB sell-off shows where market weaknesses lie, but contagion unlikely

SVB sell-off shows where market weaknesses lie, but contagion unlikely

Lee Sotos + 1 other | 10 March 2023

Victoria Mio
Article 2 min read

China’s property market sparks to life with signs of recovery

Homebuyers are finally back in action in China. We see a rebound in sales activity in mega cities, although consumer confidence remains fickle.

Victoria Mio + 3 others | 9 March 2023

Anita Krajinovic-Bilos
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: A regulatory cliff edge for unrentable European offices

Chart Room: A regulatory cliff edge for unrentable European offices

Anita Krajinovic-Bilos + 1 other | 2 February 2023

Cian O'Sullivan
Article 3 min read

Fundamentals: Building Paris every week

Retrofitting is the answer to slashing real estate's huge carbon bill, says analyst Cian O'Sullivan in our latest Fundamentals episode.

Cian O'Sullivan + 1 other | 19 January 2023

Marc Preiser
Article 6 min read

As banks retreat, the mid-market taps direct lenders

As banks retreat, the mid-market taps direct lenders

Marc Preiser + 1 other | 14 December 2022

Helen Huang
Article 5 min read

Are private savings the answer for China’s ageing masses?

China's new ‘third pillar’ private pension scheme could reshape both ordinary people’s retirement plans and the country's asset management industry.

Helen Huang + 2 others | 30 November 2022

Daniela Jaramillo
Article 3 min read

Dealing with net zero's mining dilemma

Miners' management of their social, political, and environmental risks will be crucial to producing metals the world needs for a net zero transition.

Daniela Jaramillo + 3 others | 27 September 2022

Tomohiro Ikawa
Blog 3 min read

Waiting for the sequel: Japan’s stock exchange reforms

A highly anticipated round of reform at the Tokyo exchange has left many questions unanswered, but rising ESG awareness shines a light on the way forward.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 14 August 2022

Jenn-Hui Tan
Article 4 min read

Overview: ESG 2.0

An ESG evolution is underway.

Jenn-Hui Tan | 25 July 2022

Andrew Peretti
Article 2 min read

Getting ahead of India’s settlement reform

India’s plan to shorten the settlement period for stock trading may create significant upheaval for market participants and investors

Andrew Peretti + 1 other | 20 July 2022

Ming Gong
Article 3 min read

China’s property downturn may have found a floor

The government’s will to reform a wayward real estate industry is balanced against the more urgent task of reviving a slowing economy.

Ming Gong + 3 others | 12 July 2022

Catherine Yeung
Podcast 33 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Common Prosperity

The phrase "common prosperity" has certainly been getting a lot of air time recently, both domestically in China as well as around the world.

Catherine Yeung + 7 others | 7 June 2022

Miyuki Kashima
Article 3 min read

Now and zen: Japan’s quiet rise

Inflation may be a scourge elsewhere, but Japan is unruffled. Instead, the world’s third-largest economy is showcasing its appeal to investors.

Miyuki Kashima + 1 other | 15 May 2022

Leia Ma
Article 2 min read

Chart Room: As others hike rates, can China’s easing policy remain a cut above?

Cuts to the reserve requirement ratio remain China’s monetary policy weapon of choice. How they are wielded highlights the tightrope policymakers must walk.

Leia Ma + 3 others | 12 May 2022

Dale Nicholls
Blog 4 min read

What delisting Chinese ADRs from US exchanges does and doesn’t mean for investors

What delisting Chinese ADRs from US exchanges does and doesn’t mean for investors

Dale Nicholls + 2 others | 26 April 2022

Aneta Wynimko
Article 4 min read

Just the ticket: Fashion consumers want more clarity from retailers on sustainability

What’s in a label? Specialist reaction-time testing suggests clearer signalling on sustainability could play a role in turning the tide on what consumers buy.

Aneta Wynimko + 4 others | 7 April 2022

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 4 min read

You’re on mute: Shareholder meetings in the post-Covid era

Shareholder meetings have mostly moved online since Covid's outbreak. But a full and permanent switch to virtual formats would spell drawbacks for governance.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 3 others | 24 March 2022

Fidelity International Global Macro & Asset Allocation Team
Blog 2 min read

Chart Room: Fingers in the punch bowl

Central bankers seeking to deploy rate hikes against inflation risk collateral damage as tighter policy threatens already swollen debt servicing costs.

Tomohiro Ikawa
Article 4 min read

ESGenius: Boosting board independence in Japan

Regulatory reforms have created new opportunities for active shareholders to engage with Japanese companies on key governance issues like board independence.

Tomohiro Ikawa + 1 other | 16 December 2021

Paras Anand
Podcast 43 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Demographics

China’s labour pool is shrinking as the population ages. How people save and invest signals challenges and opportunities for China’s pension system.

Paras Anand + 10 others | 23 November 2021

Terry Raven
Blog 1 min read

Chart Room: What policies will push companies towards net zero?

The carrot is more effective than the stick, according to a survey of Fidelity International analysts.

Terry Raven | 18 November 2021

Martin Dropkin
Article 7 min read

China Green bonds: sprouting issuance, absent greenium

A key advantage of China’s onshore green bonds that sets them apart from other markets is the lack of price premium over comparable non-green issues.

Martin Dropkin + 4 others | 1 November 2021

Terry Raven
Article 3 min read

Carbon pricing is coming but watch out for greenflation

Carbon pricing is an inescapable tool in the race to net zero, according to Fidelity International’s latest Analyst Survey.

Terry Raven + 2 others | 27 October 2021

Paras Anand
Podcast 33 min listen

The Investor's Guide to China podcast: Regulation

How should investors look at a pick-up in regulatory activity that has affected some of China’s biggest and most dynamic companies?

Paras Anand + 7 others | 13 October 2021

Terrence Pang
Blog 3 min read

Time to look beyond Evergrande and China’s ‘too big to fail’ era

Property giant China Evergrande’s woes are better understood as a controlled explosion, rather than an unexpected disaster.

Terrence Pang + 3 others | 24 September 2021

Paras Anand
Article 2 min read

‘Lehman moment’ fears are wide of the mark in China Evergrande fallout

Property developer China Evergrande Group’s debt issues have rattled markets, but comparisons to a ‘Lehman Brothers moment’ look overstated and misdirected.

Paras Anand | 24 September 2021

Paras Anand
Article 4 min read

After the selloff, what next for China equities?

A spate of regulatory actions across several sectors in China rattled markets and sent shares tumbling, but some of this selling appears overdone.

Paras Anand + 2 others | 29 July 2021

Martin Dropkin
Blog 4 min read

Credit risk at China’s SOEs in focus amid Huarong saga

China’s bond and equity markets have been rattled by concerns that state-owned enterprises could face greater default risk.

Martin Dropkin + 4 others | 4 June 2021

Amit Goel
Article 4 min read

Unlocking India’s structural opportunities: 10 charts

Reforms and new infrastructure paving the way for manufacturing investment and employment will be key to unlocking India’s next stage of development.

Amit Goel + 2 others | 9 December 2020

Alvin Cheng
Blog 3 min read

China bond defaults signal a coming of age as state safety net shrinks

Bond defaults by state-owned enterprises have rattled China’s onshore credit markets. We see this as an important if painful step in curtailing moral hazard.

Alvin Cheng + 1 other | 24 November 2020

Bertrand Lecourt
Article 5 min read

China takes aim at trash

A massive nationwide effort is underway to improve China's waste management systems.

Bertrand Lecourt + 3 others | 11 November 2020

Monica Li
Blog 4 min read

Chinese banks are due for national service

As governments around the world exhaust their policy arsenals to save economies, China is reaching for a secret weapon unrivaled by most countries.

Monica Li + 2 others | 31 July 2020

Anne Richards
Article 3 min read

Public equity markets are flagging when we need them the most

Revived public equity markets will be needed to recapitalise additional debt burdens resulting from the Covid-19 crisis response.

Anne Richards | 3 June 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 5 min read

The end of the journey to the West: Chinese tech firms come home

The tides of global capital markets have turned for Chinese tech firms. Instead of US listings, they are starting to find greater China more compelling.

Paras Anand + 1 other | 27 May 2020

Paras Anand
Blog 2 min read

Not business as usual

Global health, monetary and fiscal policy are converging to triage the worst impacts of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, but they come with a cost.

Paras Anand | 26 March 2020

Ian Samson
Blog 3 min read

US China Phase 1: Apocalypse Postponed

'Phase 1’ of the US- China trade pact reveals no credible path forward, so instead the two sides have chosen to stand still

Ian Samson | 16 January 2020

Sumant Wahi
Blog 3 min read

ESGenius: Regulation bites the tech giants, but does it have teeth?

It remains uncertain whether this amounts to a real change in the way companies use data, or if these changes are only being implemented to appease regulators.

Sumant Wahi | 28 November 2019

Katsumi Ishibashi
Article 5 min read

Japan’s experience offers lessons for China’s financial sector reform

Japan offers China a lesson: postponing action on bad loans for years risks both the domestic economy and the country’s credibility with global investors.

Katsumi Ishibashi + 1 other | 16 September 2019

Jeremy Ocansey
Blog 4 min read

US-China trade wars: What to expect from the G20

US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping are expected to hold an informal meeting at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29.

Jeremy Ocansey | 25 June 2019

Alvin Cheng
Blog 3 min read

In Baoshang Bank takeover, China takes aim at moral hazard

The recent move by regulators in China to take over Baoshang Bank marks a significant event in the development and liberalisation of China’s capital markets.

Alvin Cheng + 1 other | 5 June 2019

Matthew Roberts
Article 7 min read

A Sustainable Investing checklist for UK pension trustees

UK pension fund trustees should prepare for tougher legal obligations when new government rules come into force later this year.

Matthew Roberts + 1 other | 15 April 2019

Raymond Ma
Blog 1 min read

US-China trade truce makes a real deal more likely

The temporary truce in the US-China trade talks makes a real deal more likely, which would ultimately benefit both countries.

Raymond Ma + 2 others | 3 December 2018

Bryan Collins
Blog 4 min read

China's easing has not been easy

China’s deleveraging drive has softened, but credit to private companies remains weak. Bigger banks could be pushed to step in.

Bryan Collins + 4 others | 20 November 2018

Hiroki Sampei
Article 5 min read

ESG leadership: Japan steps forward as the US steps back

When it comes to policy leadership in the arena of environmental, social and governance factors, Japan is stepping up even as the US is stepping back.

Hiroki Sampei + 1 other | 5 April 2018

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