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Akemi Avanti

Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

Member since June 15, 2013


  • Avanti_logo_177_ The Avanti Group are advising clients on the increasing demand to hold securities as confidence in the Asian banking sector gains pace with dividends and share prices on the rise. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention. “Confidence is growing in the use of banking corporation share holdings as an investment vehicle in adding to investors diversified portfolio’s as dividend and share prices start to increase. We are seeing a rise in Asian bank stock holdings as investor’s confidence moves from local holdings to overseas,” said Andrew Taylor Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at The Avanti Group. Hang Seng Bank is a long standing listing on the Hong Kong Stock exchange and lends its name to its Hang Seng Index of top companies. It is currently trading at close to HK$120 and has given its shareholders a 14.1 percent return in the last trading year. The group’s revenue gained 15 percent last year reaching pre-tax profits of HK$22.11 billion, with further expansion in to mainland China adds the potential for massive growth. Their main areas of growth in Hong Kong have been in the credit card sector and expanding insurance divisions. Hang Seng Bank may be an old corporation based in Hong Kong but they lead the way with new practices and are an innovative within their field....
  • Avanti_logo_177_ The Avanti Group are closely following the Chinese search engine, Baidu, as they settle on a $1.9 billion takeover of China’s second largest mobile application platform, 91 Wireless. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to China’s largest and most profitable search engine, Baidu, having further secured its stake in the country’s mobile computing sector by buying out all shares in the hugely successful appstore, 91 Wireless. With current figures putting the number of mobile internet users in China at well over 550 million, expected to grow to over 750 million over the next year, this acquisition has put Baidu ahead of its competitors in a highly profitable market. Annual revenue from the mobile internet market was recorded at 150 billion Yuan ($24 billion) in 2012, analysts predict that the figure will double to over 300 billion Yuan ($48 billion) by 2014. Baidu’s revenue comes almost exclusively from its function as a search engine, accounting for as much as 98 percent of the company’s takings, and draws over 82 percent of traffic nationwide from searches made through PCs and laptops. Baidu Inc. were previously struggling in attracting traffic through its mobile app, so the purchase of the country’s second largest app platform serves a dual purpose, as well as incorporating existin...
  • The Avanti Group comments on the promising future for China Gas Holdings Limited as they continue to grow and expand. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to China Gas Holdings Ltd a company that distributes and sells natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial users, operating and managing gas pipelines. CGHL based in Hong Kong is growing at an exceptional rate year on year. Their main area of business is in the construction and operation of city gas pipelines. At present CGHL owns the exclusive city gas concessions for 184 cities and regions, with over 33,000 kilometers of gas pipeline serving over 7 million households. With a strong hold all over China and with its expansion into India and South Korea they are perfectly poised for further growth. The gas giant similar to many corporations in China use a five-year plan strategy, now approaching their 12th year of successful business seeing growth figures never accomplished by Gas corporations within the U.S. or Europe. Involved in the supply of over 1,600 industrial customers and 43,000 commercial customers and adding their 120 processing stations and over 130 refilling stations you can see the magnitude and depth of this colossal company. These are astounding numbers and with China’s move away from older and less green...
  • The Avanti Group Oil Affected By QE

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    The Avanti Group comments as the Federal Reserve adjusts its finances there is considerable scope for financial gains created from the uncertainties in the global oil market. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe is closely following the developments as to how the tapering of the Quantitative Easing program that is currently in process by the Federal Reserve in the US, is resulting in indications that oil prices will remain volatile for the remainder of 2013. This is apparent from the global economic uncertainty that is currently evident, especially in Europe and the People’s Republic of China. “What we are especially interested in looking at is how the development of OPEC’s strategy transpires and how they intend to manage keeping the price of crude oil above the USD $100 mark, especially considering the recent increases of output levels of crude by countries that are not part of OPEC the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries,” said Andrew Taylor Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at The Avanti Group. It is generally speculated amongst the financial market traders worldwide that oil prices will remain high for the remaining half of this year, as it is a matter of course that consumers in the West typically take vacations in the third quarter of the year for the summer holiday period in the Northern Hemisp...
  • The Avanti Group are advising clients on the increasing demand for gold, as Japanese increase their purchasing volumes to compensate for weakening yen, potentially putting strain in the country’s holdings. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to the increasing demand in gold sales throughout Japan. “There’s a big consensus from individual investors in Japan that are looking to introduce larger quantities of gold into their investment portfolios as an asset as well as security for the future, with an increase in investors wanting to use gold partly to hedge against their yen-based assets such as stocks and properties,” said Andrew Taylor Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at The Avanti Group. Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K., is Japan’s largest trader in bullion, are confident that sales to Japanese investors may surpass purchases this year for the first time since 2004 as the yen’s deflated value and low gold price give rise to buying interest. The decline into a bear market in April encouraged demand for jewelry and coins around the world and physical demand increases for wedding seasons and religious festivals in Asia, including India and China, the biggest buyers throughout the second half of the year. Following unprecedented monetary stimulus as part of Japan’s effo...
  • Andrew Taylor, Senior Vice-President Mergers and Acquisitions, The Avanti Group, attended the recently concluded Finance and Economics Conference 2013 on July 4 to 6, 2013 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

    The conference was organized by The Lupcon Center for Business Research, which is based in Bavaria, Germany. It was a great opportunity for participants to present research papers in the fields of finance and economics, to network with colleagues in the community as well as to visit the European Central Bank. Papers submitted were published during the conference proceedings and planned to be released after three weeks.

    The Avanti Group was founded in Tokyo in the year 2003 after a major market correction, by a group of like-minded financial professionals, whose collective experience within the global equity markets, legal compliance and financial legislation, has since allowed the company to succeed throughout the volatile conditions of the past five years.

    In its determined pursuit for excellence in everything, The Avanti Group had built partnerships with thousands of entrepreneurs, fund managers and trading houses throughout the globe. The Avanti Group, as an equity research house, provides research and analysis, outsourcing solutions for institutional financial traders worldwide. Their approach of identifying undervalued investment vehicles through data-gathering, review-&-analysis techniques and trend-identification triumphs has become renowned within the investmen...

  • The Avanti Group Gold Demand Still Increasing

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    The Avanti Group are advising clients on recent global developments effecting the price of gold as demand rises for a second day due to political unrest in Egypt and as Europe’s debt crisis continues. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to the current political unrest in Egypt and the continuing debt crises within Europe that has been a factor in driving gold prices for a second day. Prices movements are expected to continue to rise over the coming months. “Gold has always been seen as a safe and reliable hedge against uncertainties in the often turbulent world of investment. With the short-term dip in prices lately, gold is now achieving a soaring demand for both ETFs and physical product. We anticipate positive future gains expecting prices to soar even higher,” said Andrew Taylor Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at The Avanti Group. Gold rallied to the start of new highs this week gaining 0.5 percent increasing to $1,258.65 a troy ounce, and a notable 1 percent advance over the past two days since two ministers in Portugal left their positions under allegations of poor handling over the countries government debt situation. Further gains are anticipated amidst the political unrest within Egypt as President Mohamed Mursi is ousted by the military. “Investors a...
  • The Avanti Group Sharp Turn for Electronics Company

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    The Avanti Group is advising clients on the recent developments surrounding Sharp Corporation and their expansion plans to move within surrounding Asia. June 17, 2013 - The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to recent announcements made by Takashi Okuda president of Sharp Corp. “Sharp Corporation is a well-established company manufacturing electric telecommunication, electric and electronic equipment split into two business segments of equipment and component. We see the recent announcement to expand manufacturing outside Japan as positive growth, as Abenomics path has resulted in a number of manufacturers looking to resettle outside Japan due to the Yen’s strength, imports costing more and less goods being exported, the move for Sharp will increase its sales with an estimated growth to sales by 2017 of ¥300 billion,” said Richard Armitage Director of Private Equity at The Avanti Group. Sharp Corp Japan’s No. 3 televisions maker, are among the growing company list evaluating new operations abroad as means to increase their foothold throughout Asia. Sharp Corp’s operational director for Asia- Pacific commented to a source close to The Avanti Group to say, products such as air-conditioners, washing machines as well as refrigerators are expected to see high growth down the road in six m...
  • The Avanti Group are advising clients to consider steering part of their portfolio of investment towards Japanese manufacturers and exporters as we see the nation’s shipments exceed estimates. The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to rising Japanese stocks as Asian exporting and shipping companies come together to fulfill the nation’s increasing export demand aided by the weakening Yen. “This month The Avanti Group has had a substantial increase in investments made into Japan’s markets made mostly by our U.S. and European clientele taking advantage of the weakening yen. This has all been attributed to the huge increase in exports as shipments gained exponentially by 10.1 percent $60.5 billion from the previous year,” said Andrew Taylor Senior VP of Mergers and Acquisitions at The Avanti Group. Exporting shipments rose in major markets, with shipments to the U.S. gaining 16.3 percent from the previous year and exports to China increasing by 8.3 percent. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest container line, made statement to manage the overcapacity by collaborating with its larger competitors, pooling vessels to balance profitable freight rates. Japanese shipping companies are benefitting from the weakened yen despite recent gains the yen is currently down 17 percent from where it ...
  • The Avanti Group Soybean Crop Prospects Improve

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    The Avanti Group alerts investors about the impact the mass soybean planting in the U.S. and the global surplus will have on their current holdings. June 17, 2013 - The Avanti Group the equities research house based in Tokyo, providing professional trading and investment research solutions to institutional and private investors across the globe have recently drawn their investor’s attention to U.S. soybean farmers planting a record crop that is poised to double domestic reserves and expand a global surplus after last year’s drought drove prices to an all-time high. “Last year we were sitting in a completely different field, with Soybeans gaining to a record $17.89 during the 2012 drought in the U.S. and Brazil, China and Argentina making for exceptional placements,” said Michael Johnson Head of Investment Analysis at The Avanti Group. Farmers spurred on to fill their land by the record low of $4.985 when the commodity entered a bear market in 2005, ensuring to increase production and sustain a $1.14 trillion dollar global food import industry. The Avanti Group analysts expect with the peak October harvesting approaching November’s futures may trade in at $9.90 a bushel seeing a drop of around 25 percent, a figure calculated on the U.S. not having any major adverse weather over the next four months and ensuring the last third of Midwest fields are planted in time. The Avanti Group has a number of clients who, as part of their portfolio of investments, have a financial i...