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Global / Currencies

Euro and Yen Fall

February 21, 2017
Euro and Yen Fall

Sterling stages gains, outperforming peers

Developed Markets / Equities

European Stocks Higher

February 21, 2017
European Stocks Higher

European market pares earlier advance; Wall Street shuts

Asia / Equities

Asian Stocks Mixed

February 21, 2017
Asian Stocks Mixed

China, Hong Kong and Korea up while Australia, Taiwan down

Global / Insights

DBS Chief Investment Office Collection

February 21, 2017
DBS Chief Investment Office Collection

The DBS Chief Investment Office brings you insights and analysis on what's driving global financial markets to help you make informed investment decisions

Global / FX Currents

EUR/GBP: Dampened by European Political Uncertainties

February 21, 2017
EUR/GBP: Dampened by European Political Uncertainties

A test and break of the 200-dma will bring a test of the key 0.8450 support

Global / Insights

US Reflationary Trade Stays in Play

February 20, 2017
US Reflationary Trade Stays in Play

Investors focus on US economic/earnings rebound

Asia / Equities

ETF/Equity Tactical: Denso Corp, Dongfeng Motor, iShares A5...

February 21, 2017
ETF/Equity Tactical: Denso Corp, Dongfeng Motor, iShares A50 China Index ETF

Denso's stock has ended its downtrend and appears to be on its way up

Global / FX Chartist's Diary

AUD/USD: At Tail End of Consolidative Triangle

February 20, 2017
AUD/USD: At Tail End of Consolidative Triangle

The market needs to be patient and persevere with a bearish top-picking view

Global / FX Chartist's Diary

USD/JPY: Staying Friendly with USD Dip Opportunities

February 17, 2017
USD/JPY: Staying Friendly with USD Dip Opportunities

Markets have seen it fit to respond to the recent comments by Japan finance minister Taro Aso

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Indonesia / Rates

The Next Move Is A Rate Hike

February 21, 2017
The Next Move Is A Rate Hike

Recent growth and inflation data are supportive of a rate hike by Bank Indonesia; we think this may happen in the third quarter, if not sooner.

Singapore / GDP

Budget: Building the Future Economy

February 21, 2017
Budget: Building the Future Economy

Amid an improved but uneven growth outlook, Singapore’s budget for 2017 appears well-balanced. There are measures to address short-term concerns for some segments of the economy but the focus c...

China / Rates

China Proceeds Cautiously on Tightening

February 20, 2017
China Proceeds Cautiously on Tightening

We think that significantly higher funding costs could complicate the deleveraging that the Chinese government wants; the Peoples’ Bank of China is therefore likely to proceed cautiously in raising r...

Malaysia / Financials

Waiting for Tide to Turn

February 21, 2017
Waiting for Tide to Turn

Maybank Indonesia and CIMB Niaga’s earnings improved on higher net interest margin and lower provisions, but they also warned of another potentially lacklustre year.

China / Utilities

Rewind or Unwind?

February 20, 2017
Rewind or Unwind?

We project China’s wind-power utilisation to gradually recover to 1,909 hours in 2020 from a low of 1,742 hours in 2016.

Global / Oil and Gas

Saudi Arabia: No Need to Extend OPEC Deal

February 20, 2017
Saudi Arabia: No Need to Extend OPEC Deal

Our weekly analysis of key developments from the oil and gas sector to aid readers in extracting value from the news flow.

Singapore / Equities

Jumping on the Privatisation Bandwagon

February 21, 2017
Jumping on the Privatisation Bandwagon

Three privatisation offers have been made in 2017, putting the privatisation theme back in the spotlight; we look at five potential candidates. ; we look at five potential candidates.

Singapore / Equities

Expansionary Budget, Targeted Approach

February 21, 2017
Expansionary Budget, Targeted Approach

Singapore has announced an expansionary, yet prudent, budget that will steer the country through its economic transition; we think that Singapore’s equities will outperform, thanks to GDP growth and ...

Singapore / Equities

Singapore Model Portfolio

February 21, 2017
Singapore Model Portfolio

This aims to help traders build a portfolio of Singapore stocks for their clients, based on their risk profile. Stock picks are based on sectoral, fundamental and technical analysis.

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Singapore / GDP

Singapore Opts for a Balanced Budget

February 21, 2017
Singapore Opts for a Balanced Budget

Singapore’s budget for 2017 contains measures to address immediate concerns for some segments of the economy, as well as policies that facilitate medium-term economic transformation.

Thailand / GDP

Lack of Support

February 21, 2017
Lack of Support

We see greater downside risks to our 2017 GDP growth forecast for Thailand on the back of the economy’s 2016 fourth quarter GDP report.

India / GDP

Watching Global Vulnerability

February 21, 2017
Watching Global Vulnerability

India’s improving current account funding mix has lowered the economy’s vulnerability to global headwinds. But developments in the US warrant close attention.

Global / Currencies

Staying Put

February 21, 2017
Staying Put

Currencies are not doing much ahead of Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee minutes. In order for the US dollar to appreciate again, it needs buy-in from the interest rate markets.

US / GDP

Housing Punching Well Above its Weight

February 21, 2017
Housing Punching Well Above its Weight

At some point, higher interest rates and slower population growth must bring US housing growth back down in line with 1.9% GDP growth. But that’s another story for another day.

US / Currencies

Tug of War

February 20, 2017
Tug of War

The greenback is caught between two sets of forces, which has limited its rise. But US dollar bulls are hanging on, watching out for a Fed rate hike in March and Trump’s tax cut plans.

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Global / Telecommunications

The Push for 5G: Shaking Up the Landscape

January 27, 2017
The Push for 5G: Shaking Up the Landscape

Rapidly growing data consumption is driving the push for 5G. The high costs associated with building the network could bring about a paradigm shift in telcos’ business models and financial returns.

China / Consumer Services

China Online Groceries: The Fast Lane

January 19, 2017
China Online Groceries: The Fast Lane

E-grocery has lagged the robust online sales growth seen by the non-food segments in recent years. But this is set to change as we see China’s e-grocery sales doubling in two years.

China / Consumer Services

Eldercare in China: A Sunrise Industry

December 16, 2016
Eldercare in China: A Sunrise Industry

To cope with a burgeoning and quickly ageing population, China is putting together a pension – and healthcare – system that will mean significant investment opportunities. We take a close...