Asian equities to remain volatile, say strategists

Equity markets will witness further selling, but the consensus among experts is that the long-term prospects of AsiaÆs equity markets remain positive.

ôWhen the US sneezes, Asia catches a cold.ö

We cannot take ownership for coining this phrase. It has been used before to describe the situation prevailing in Asia when nervousness from the US has a spillover effect in the region. The last significant correction which was witnessed by Asian markets was in mid-2006, before a sustained bull run which ended only recently.

Following the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting an all-time high of 14,000 on July 19, the main Asian...

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