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Investing in Asia in 2020: Seeking opportunities in key trends

Investment landscape being reshaped by new tech cycles and supply chain reset, among others

Robots assembling parts of a car at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai last November. With more research and development spending and an accelerated shift to automation, long-term investment themes like automation and robotics will stand
Robots assembling parts of a car at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai last November. With more research and development spending and an accelerated shift to automation, long-term investment themes like automation and robotics will stand to benefit. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Trade-war and recession fears were no match for risk assets last year.

Stocks surged by double digits in most major markets and the S&P 500 notched its best yearly performance in two decades.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2020, with the headline 'Investing in Asia in 2020: Seeking opportunities in key trends'. Subscribe