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The latest round of new product launches has pushed the total for the ETF total to 1,300, close to twice the number of products trading just a couple of years ago. But if the activity behind the scenes is any indication, the growth spurt is far from over. Multiple issuers continue to stuff the product pipeline with proposed funds, many of which represent first-to-market ideas that haven’t yet been offered up in ETF form. [click to continue…]

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Van Eck Plans Mongolia ETF

by on May 24, 2011 | Updated November 20, 2012

Van Eck, the issuer behind a number of country-specific emerging markets ETFs, recently laid the groundwork to launch what would be the industry’s first Mongolia ETF. In an SEC filing last week, the company outlined an ETF that would seek to replicate a to-be-determined index that would consist of companies domiciled and primarily listed on an exchange in Mongolia or that generates at least half of its revenue in Mongolia. The filing didn’t include an expense ratio or ticker symbol for the proposed fund [For ETF industry news, sign up for the free ETFdb Newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Global X rolled out the latest addition to its rapidly-expanding ETF lineup on Thursday, launching the FTSE ASEAN 40 ETF (ASEA). The new fund seeks to replicate the FTSE/ASEAN 40 Index, a benchmark that is made up of the largest companies in the original five ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. ASEA is […]

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Soaring food prices across much of the developing world has led to a difficult situation for many central bankers in emerging markets. They are torn between raising rates to curb inflation but also potentially choking off further growth in their economies. One nation facing this issue is Vietnam where the average lending rate is roughly […]

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With 2011 just around the corner, this year is shaping up to be a relatively strong one for global equity markets. While the U.S. and much of Europe have turned in modest gains so far, it is the developing world that has been the primary driver of a continued economic recovery. And the year’s best […]

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ETFs For The “Next 11″ Economies

by on November 23, 2010 | Updated November 6, 2012

Interest in emerging markets has grown tremendously over the past few years, as the developing world has accounted for almost all of global GDP growth while the U.S., Western Europe, and other developed countries struggle to get back on track. Many investors have embraced ETFs as a means of overweighting the emerging markets, favoring the […]

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As the term ‘BRIC’ has entered the average American’s lexicon over the past two decades, many investors have seen the promise and peril of exposure to these rising superpowers. As more have invested and globalization has occurred, the correlation between these markets and industrialized nations has risen substantially; the once untapped markets see billions of […]

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A recent wave of strikes and suicides across numerous manufacturing centers in China has brought increased scrutiny to the Chinese labor force. Makers of many well-known products have been forced to sharply increase wages and improve working conditions in order to placate the migrant workers in China who moved from impoverished rural areas to the […]

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With the developed markets of the world crippled by mounting debt, stagnant growth, and suddenly severe political risk, investors have undeniably begun allocating a larger portion of their portfolios to emerging markets. Boosted by ongoing urbanization, flexible and cheap manufacturing, and an abundance of natural resources, the developing economies have emerged as the leaders of […]

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Van Eck announced today plans to reduce the expense caps on three of its international equity ETFs, effective immediately. The three ETFs that will be impacted include:

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As economies and major indexes tumbled around the world in May, it was once again developed markets that were to blame for the weakness. Lingering concerns over the health of the euro has had a devastating effect on all of the economies in Europe, while the fallout from the Gulf oil seems ready to weigh […]

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Seven Most Corrupt Country ETFs

by on February 17, 2010 | Updated June 9, 2010

Investing in emerging and frontier markets can often help investors to diversify equity holdings and provide exposure to growth opportunities not available in advanced economies. But with any opportunity for big gains often comes significant risk, including the potential for political instability, currency revaluation, and government intervention in the private sector. There’s also the issue […]

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