Michael Kurtz, Hong Kong-based head of global equity strategy at Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, comments on Europe’s debt crisis. He spoke in an interview at an equity forum in Singapore.
China’s stock-index futures will allow investors to hedge risks from potential asset bubbles and make equities cheaper in the long-term, according to Macquarie Group Ltd., Australia’s largest investment bank.
More than a century and a half after Millard Fillmore dispatched an emissary to Asia to transform commerce across the Pacific, a U.S. president again sees an historic opportunity to strengthen America’s role in the region.
Asian shares rose this week, with the regional benchmark posting its biggest increase since April, amid signs the Japanese and U.S. economies are improving. Stocks in Hong Kong rebounded on optimism the recent rout amid concerns of a Chinese cash crunch was overdone.
Distressed debt funds are buying Greek mortgage bonds after yields soared to a record, wagering the securities will rebound if Greece stays in the euro and with some priced so low they can still be profitable with an exit.