Is the rally behind artificial intelligence (AI)-related stocks signalling a new turning point for technological innovation, or is it symptomatic of a human-made market bubble? Whatever the case, don't ask the chatbots.
Hong Kong’s undertaking for cryptocurrencies challenges Singapore’s endeavours as Asia’s virtual asset hub. But the city’s new enthusiasm comes amid contagion worries surrounding the collapse of trading platform FTX, which galvanises traditional regulatory support for new digital money.
Asian technology companies account for a third of regional investment indices, but the ban on advanced chips is testing appetite for a sector already facing cyclical weakness and ongoing regulatory uncertainty.
The metaverse is challenging user perception of materiality, digitalising elements of the physical realm and unlocking new economic values. Companies and policymakers are each fighting to establish ground rules across it, but so far its exact definition remains obscure.
A primary listing for the e-commerce company in Hong Kong would not only expand Alibaba’s investor base, but also make the tech giant’s share price a better risk barometer for domestic sentiment in China.
Cryptocurrencies have experienced a collapse in 2022, but regulation maturity and greater technological familiarity is supporting an upbeat outlook for decentralised technologies – despite the market price for digital tokens.
Emerging market equities have fallen for most of 2022. But an improving regulatory outlook in China and Russia’s removal from major benchmark indices are reattracting investor attention, suggesting that any early optimism may have been delayed, not derailed.