Asia Unhedged | Investors add US$2.86 billion to emerging market ETFs last week
A man takes pictures with his smartphone at a screen showing stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Reuters, Pichi Chuang
A man takes pictures with his smartphone at a screen showing stock market prices inside a brokerage in Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Reuters, Pichi Chuang
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Investors add US$2.86 billion to emerging market ETFs last week

It was the largest inflow since August

March 27, 2017 11:26 PM (UTC+8)

US-listed emerging market (EM) exchange-traded funds saw US$2.8 billion in inflows for the week that ended March 24, almost triple the previous period.

Bloomberg market research found the US$2.86 billion mark was the highest since the funds saw inflows of US$2.87 billion the week of August 12 last year.

  • The expansion breaks down to US$2.48 billion in stock ETFs and US$372.7 million in bonds funds.
  • MSCI Emerging Markets Index saw a gain of 0.4%
  • Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index was up 1%, and the yuan saw a 0.29% rise against the dollar
  • Taiwan Stock Exchange Weighted Index fell 0.1%, with the Taiwan dollar strengthening 0.47% versus the US dollar

Table: net inflows and outflows of EM ETFs

Total EM Flow        | 2,858| 199%   | 2,485 | 373|

China/Hong Kong | 559.4| 1,016% | 557.3 | 2.0 | 0.29%

Taiwan                     | 400.8| 402%   | 400.8 |n/a | 0.47%

India                         | 282.2| 42%      | 281.6 | 0.6 | 0.09%

South Korea            | 265.8| 214%    | 265.4 | 0.4 | 0.81%

Brazil                        | 193.9| 235%     | 175.0| 18.9| -0.53%

South Africa            | 171.7| 185%       | 154.0| 17.7| 2.31%

Russia                       | 158.6| 254%     | 142.0| 16.5| 0.43%

Indonesia                 | 103.2| 94%       | 80.8| 22.4| 0.13%

Malaysia                   | 100.6| 57%        | 87.7| 12.9 | 0.21%

Thailand                   | 75.6   | 420%     | 70.1| 5.5   | 0.77%

Chile                          | 62.0   | 166%     | 53.9| 8.1  | 0.27%

Poland                       | 50.0   | 22%       | 31.2| 18.8| 1.19%

Philippines                | 43.6   | 84%       | 28.4| 15.2| -0.14%

Turkey                        | 43.0  | 78%        | 25.8| 17.2| 0.68%

Mexico                        | 40.7  | 141%       | 13.8| 26.9| 1.67%

Source: Bloomberg Automation

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