Monday morning links
Special edition with links related to the war in Ukraine
Over the past week, most investors I’ve spoken to have been focused on the war in Ukraine.
Here is an old post about protecting your capital during a war. And here is another post about Asia’s defence industry. They may come in handy now that the world seems to be inching closer to a more severe conflict.
Yesterday, I also published a monthly update on my Asian portfolio holdings as well as a review of Pon van Compernolle’s book “360 Thailand”.
DJY Research with commentary on the 3QFY2022 result of Alibaba (BABA US — US$293 billion)
nipponNuggets on high-flying Japanese cloud stock Rakus (3923 JP — US$2.9 billion)
(Largest new programs as % of the market cap; min market cap: US$50m)
Supalai (10.3%) (SPALI TB — US$1.3 billion)
Tokushu Tokai Paper (8.7%) (3708 JP — US$431 million)
Nichiwa Sangyo (6.4%) (2055 JP — US$58 million)
Moriroku (3.5%) (4249 JP — US$278 million)
Nippon Beet Sugar (3.5%) (2108 JP — US$225 million)
(Largest over past 7 days; min market cap: US$50m)
Hyundai Marine & Fire: US$2.1 million (001450 KS — US$2.1 billion)
Metropolis Healthcare: US$1.3 million (METROHL IN — US$1.3 billion)
KRBL: US$0.3 million (KRB IN — US$609 million)
Thuan Duc: US$0.2 million (TDP VN — US$65 million)
EG Industries: US$0.2 million (EG MK — US$54 million)
(estimated reading time) ($ = behind a paywall)
A February 2022 update on Asian portfolio holdings (10 mins) ($)
I wrote a report on Pon van Compernolle’s new book 360 Thailand (15 mins) ($)
Yuval Noah-Harari: Peace is a novelty in human history (7 mins)
Investor Amnesia: A History Of Invasions, Wars & Markets (15 mins)
LPL Research: How do stocks react to geopolitical events? (2 mins)
Mark Mobius: Buy gold as well as Chinese and other EM stocks (2 mins)
Carl Minzner: How is China portraying the Ukraine war to the public? (2 mins)
Taipology Substack: After Ukraine, what changed for Taiwan? (8 mins)
Variant Perception thinks the inflation panic is overdone (2 mins)
South Korea could become an MSCI “developed country” by 2024 (3 mins)
Adam Tooze & Matt Klein at ChinaTalk on the war in Ukraine (1:08 hours)
The Rest is History: History of the Russia and Ukraine relationship (1:13 hours)
RealLifeLore: Why Russia invaded Ukraine (32 mins)
Russell Clark on China’s dependence on commodity imports (14 mins)
Japan Times on Japan’s border reopening (26 mins)
MoneyFM 89.3 discussing Singapore’s new 2022 budget (6 mins)
Richard Lawrence at UVA discussing investing in Asian equities (1:21 hours)
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