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The Asia-Pacific ETF market collected a total weekly turnover of USD7.4bn last week, 49.1% below the previous week’s record high turnover, but 54.7% up from last year’s weekly average, according to the latest market review by Deutsche Bank.

South Korea continues to be on top of the turnover ranking with USD3.3bn (down 47.8%), followed by Hong Kong (USD1.5bn, down 49.2%), Japan (USD948.8m, down 50.8%), China (USD945m, down 46.9%), and Taiwan (USD257.6m, down 64.3%). Among Equity ETPs, Emerging Country, Leveraged Strategy, Asia Pac Developed Country and Short Strategy ETPs had total turnover of USD2.5bn, USD1.7bn, USD1.5bn and USD1bn respectively. Under the Commodity asset class, turnover on Gold ETPs totaled USD316m, 281.6% up from last year’s weekly average.
 
In the middle of declining markets, Asia-Pacific ETP AUM was reduced by USD1.1bn or 1.2% on a week-over week basis and ended at USD88.8bn last week. However, on a year to date basis, Asia-Pacific ETF assets are still USD4.6bn or 5.4% above last year’s closing.

Last week, Bank of China Investment Management entered into Asia-Pacific ETP market and launched its first ETF on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The ETF tracks SSE State-owned Enterprises 100 Index. This was the only product launch in the region during last week.

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