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Narrowed Profit Margin at Korea’s Largest Energy and Petrochem Company

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SK Innovation Company Limited, part of the Korean chaebol SK Group, is Korea’s largest energy and petrochemicals company. In the past 12 months, SKI ranked in the upper half among 320 large Energy companies worldwide.

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When to Carry and When to Avoid Risk Premia

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In our Top 5 this week, we discuss arbitrary U.S. security laws, consider the use of liquid alternatives, and examine trend equity strategies. All this and more…

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Global EPS grew faster than Sales in PTM

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Chart of the Day: EPS growth has increased a bit in Developed markets, while it has fallen a bit in Emerging markets. Strong EPS driven by strong revenue growth and falling US taxes.

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Strategic Partnership with Rock Band Creator

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NCSOFT Corporation develops and distributes massively multiplayer online games for PC and mobile. Profitable Growth has ranked in the top 30% over the years, and in the past 12 months, NCSOFT ranked in the top 69 out of 690 large Information Technology companies worldwide.

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Oleochemicals Could Mitigate Negative Impact from Low CPO Price

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Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad is a Malaysia incorporated company engaging in plantation, manufacturing, and property development. In the past 12 months, KLK ranked in the lower half among 590 large Consumer Staples companies worldwide.

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World Class Asset Utilization at Inventec Corporation

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Founded in 1975, Inventec Corporation provides third-party manufacturing for global electronics companies and produces parts and entire products. In the past 12 months, the company was ranked in the top 483 out of 690 large Information Technology companies worldwide.

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FAANG In All Its Glory

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In our Top 5 this week, we ask if real estate is a non-correlated asset class, examine Emerging Markets in more detail, and look at the rise of FAANG. All this and more…

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Great Profitable Growth at China Resources Gas Group

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China Resources Gas Group Limited is a Chinese state-owned enterprise and the largest distributor of natural gas in China. Well over 3/4 of its revenue comes from natural gas sold to its users via pipe, with the rest coming from new gas connecting fees to its customers. Profitable Growth has been performing well since 2014.

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Good Growth at Taiwan’s No. 2 Cement Producer

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Asia Cement Corporation (ACC) is the second-largest cement producer by capacity in Taiwan, ranked no. 10 in China, and in the top 100 globally. In the most recent period, ACC ranked among the top 474 out of 790 large Materials companies worldwide.

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Lower Margin at Hong Leong Group’s Semiconductor Arm

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Founded in 1962, Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad is an investment holding company. Its subsidiaries engage in manufacturing frames and packaging for integrated circuits. Margin change was great in 2014-2016 but has worsened in 2017 and the past 12 months.

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