JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd (JKS) is the world’s largest solar module manufacturer by module shipments. The company has recently been named one of the 50 smartest and most innovative firms in China by MIT Technology Review and by Forbes for its outstanding and continuous innovation and achievements in solar technology with the ability to benefit from the entire value chain. Continue reading “JinkoSolar – Profiting from Global Solar Demand”
What a 100K USD, EUR, or local currency investment would have returned in Asia-Pacific’s stock markets over the last half-year. Our regularly ranking shows the returns for a USD-, EUR-, and local-based investor.
The highest return, with 9.4 percent, would have made a EUR investor in the Indonesian stock market over the first six months of 2022. The most significant loss, with 27.7 percent, would have experienced a USD investor with South Korean shares over this period. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2022”
Sony Group Corporation (6758.T) is the third-largest consumer electronics company in the world by market capitalization. The company that once started as a manufacturer of rice cookers has become well known with some iconic products such as walkmans, digital cameras, videocams, PlayStations, and some famous blockbuster movie productions. Continue reading “SONY – Fighting a Tough Competition”
The top three performers in the first quarter are Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. Singapore was the best performing market in APAC in January and followed up on this trend over the next two consecutive months with a return now of 9.1 percent. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”
A look at the performance of the stock markets in January may give clues on how the markets could continue to develop over the next couple of months. The month of January is supposed to have some predictive power for the rest of the year. It shows how major market participants position themselves at the beginning of a year and in which markets the money flows in or out. Studies for the US market show that if January ends with a positive return, the probability that the year will end with a profit is around 90 percent. Although this statistic is valid for the US market, we can see similar effects for other stock markets. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Trends in 2022”
Gong Xi Fa Cai again! Kung Hei Fat Choy! According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Tiger, or more precisely the Year of the Yang Water Tiger, has just begun on February 1st. In China and around many other countries in Asia, no important decision is made without looking at astrology and feng shui, at least a little. Astrology and feng shui is also influencing investment decisions in Chinese culture. The resulting self-fulfilling prophecies should therefore not be underestimated. Continue reading “Year of the Tiger – The Cat Will Show Claws”