|Bid||67.00 x 200|
|Ask||76.00 x 200|
|Day's Range||72.28 - 72.77|
|52 Week Range||49.52 - 76.72|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.62%|
China's industrial output grew significantly at the start of the year; however, risks of a trade war with the United States might weigh on the economy.
Asian markets closed mixed on Thursday, as some regional stock indexes shrugged off early losses stemming from trade-related worries.
Asian markets tracked losses seen on Wall Street following U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ouster, and amid simmering trade concerns.
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After holding up China's Xi Jinping as the new leader of globalization, Davos Man—the euphemism for the capitalist jet set that run much of the world—is rethinking China.
China's official Manufacturing PMI hit a 19-month low in February, as business activities took a hit owing to the Lunar New Year holiday; Powell's testimony a negative for Chinese equities.
Chinese markets have popped over the last year, but due to the varying indexing methodologies, different indices and related exchange traded funds will exhibit differing performances. Investors buying ...
China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam are among the Asian markets shut for Lunar New Year holidays.
In the previous part of this series, we saw that Qualcomm (QCOM) is partnering with several Chinese mobile OEMs to launch 5G devices as early as 2019. Qualcomm is currently facing several legal and regulatory headwinds as Apple and regulators in Taiwan, South Korea, Europe, and the United States are challenging its licensing model and business practices. Qualcomm is looking to mitigate the effect of these headwinds by accelerating its 5G transition.
Localized geopolitical risks like the tension in the Middle East are unlikely to cause substantial damage to the markets in the long run, though they could bolster oil prices in the short term. The tension in the Korean Peninsula could be the biggest danger to market stability in the long run. As long as the balance is maintained between US interests and North Korea’s ambitions, the status quo is likely to prevail.
The biggest political risk to markets could arise from a trade war that has been playing out ever since Donald Trump came to power. President Trump has repeatedly threatened to terminate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which is important to all three member countries: the US, Canada, and Mexico. There has been much discussion ahead of the NAFTA renegotiation deadline in March. The question arises whether abandoning NAFTA could bolster US economic interests.
China (MCHI) is on track to become Qualcomm’s (QCOM) largest market, Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon said at a recent technology event in Beijing, according to The Financial Times. Qualcomm is hoping to benefit from the rise of Chinese smartphone manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo, which have been gaining share in the global smartphone market.
Will Qualcomm Acquire NXP—Or Be Acquired by Broadcom? Some of Qualcomm’s contracts bind its customers to use only its chipsets—not those of its competitors. Over the past three years, Qualcomm faced a ~$4 billion fine from regulators in China (MCHI), South Korea, Taiwan, and Europe.
China (MCHI) is one of more than a dozen countries and jurisdictions that would have to approve Broadcom’s proposed transaction to combine Qualcomm (QCOM) and Broadcom (AVGO). China, with its rise in smartphone manufacturing and ambitions in areas such as the IoT (Internet of Things) and autonomous driving, is a crucial market for both Qualcomm and Broadcom. China’s official position on Broadcom’s proposal to acquire Qualcomm for roughly $130 billion will be known if the matter progresses to a point where it requires regulatory approval. However, in the meantime, it has been Chinese buyers of semiconductor products speaking out about the proposal to combine Qualcomm with Broadcom.
For the first time in at least six years, Samsung (SSNLF) lost the top spot in India’s smartphone in 4Q17, according to reports by Counterpoint Research and Canalys. For Apple (AAPL), which is also pushing hard in India (INDA) and producing certain iPhones in the country, there is a lesson to be learned from Samsung’s recent slide.