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Asia ETF Roundup (Market) – October 2018

Markets tumbled; China Q3 GDP growth at 6.5%.

Jackie Choy, CFA 08.11.2018

For the latest ETF industry news, please refer to our “Asia ETF Roundup (Industry) – October 2018”.

Major Markets Performance

The “October Effect” was all too real this year. The S&P 500 retreated 6.9% while the Chinese onshore/offshore markets tumbled around 8%. Other major Asian benchmarks, such as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, Japan’s Nikkei 225 and Korea’s KOSPI dropped 9%-13%. Emerging- and frontier-markets generally saw similar declines. The exception among emerging markets was Brazil. The MSCI Brazil Index rose 17.8% in USD terms in response to the conclusion of the country’s presidential election.

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Jackie Choy, CFA  Jackie Choy, CFA is the Director of ETF Research for Morningstar Investment Management Asia

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