An Introduction to Emerging Markets & Investment
This e-training programme comprises 3 topics/tutorials. Answer all quiz questions at the end of each tutorial in order to complete the training.
A) Emerging Markets – An Introduction
(Estimated Completion Time: 75 Minutes)
Over the past generation or so, emerging markets, most notably the BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, have grown rapidly – growth that is projected to continue in the years to come as these markets strengthen their global positions and drive the world economy. China is already the world’s largest exporter and in 2010 overtook Japan as the world’s second largest economy after the United States. Although astute investors can earn impressive returns on emerging market investments, this is not an area for the faint-hearted. Significant market volatility, frequent political crises, currency risk, and lack of regulatory oversight, are just some of the risks faced by investors in these markets. This tutorial outlines the development of emerging markets and how they differ from developed economies. The key emerging markets and the risks of investing in these markets are also discussed.
B) Emerging Markets – China
(Estimated Completion Time: 75 Minutes)
Once remote from the international community, a series of reforms since the late 1970s has seen China evolve into an economic powerhouse. In 2010, the country surpassed Japan as the world’s second largest economy after the United States. Such has been its phenomenal growth that China is predicted to overtake the US at some point in the 2020s. However, despite the lofty predictions, China faces some significant economic and other challenges. This tutorial looks in detail at China and its meteoric rise to economic superpower, in addition to some of the challenges the country faces. It also describes the banking and financial sector, which has had to evolve in line with China’s explosive economic growth.
C) Investment – An Introduction
(Estimated Completion Time: 60 Minutes)
Terms like ‘investment’ or ‘investing’ are used in the media every day without anyone actually defining what exactly they might mean. This tutorial adopts a different perspective and will set you out on the road to understanding the fundamentals of investment and its management. Beginning with a discussion of the concept of investment as a whole and the various perspectives on it, the tutorial goes on to deal with a variety of fundamental issues that must be grasped by all investment industry professionals.
Terms and Conditions
1) Each e-training programme takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
2) In order to qualify for Continuing Education credits from SGX, please complete all quiz questions found at the end of each tutorial (a 70% pass rate is required) by 31 December 2018.
3) Access to the e-training materials is valid for 3 months from the date the access is issued. Trading Representative who requires Continuing Education Credit and registered at the last quarter of 2018, access is valid till 31 December 2018 (i.e. access given on 24 November 2018, access is valid till 31 December 2018).
4) Upon successful registration, an email with the access details and password would be sent to you within 2 working days.
5) If participants wish to make any changes to their application or request for a refund, written notice should be given within 10 business days of receiving the access ID and password to the online programme and provided the access has not been utilised. There will be an administrative fee of 20% of the fees paid. There will be no changes or refund if notice is given thereafter or if the access has been utilised.
6) Please login using Microsoft Internet Explorer from your PC or Laptop.
7) Please note that the learning management system is not compatible with browsers on Apple iOS or other operating systems.
8) For assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6327 5438.
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