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Under-the-radar facts about Asia equities

While headwinds remain for the region, valuation for Asian stocks is undemanding - especially in comparison with some of the over-crowded markets such as the US and Europe. By Hue Lu

VARIED SHOWING: Investors of Asian equity funds are exposed to asset diversification. Correlation between individual market performances in the region has increasingly diverged in recent years.

INVESTOR sentiment has turned more positive on emerging markets (EM) in recent months, including those in the Asian region, with the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan index rebounding by around 15 per cent since its mid-January trough (as of April 30).

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