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Developed Markets / Equities

US equities sink

January 17, 2018
US equities sink

Prices retreat from all-time highs as commodities producers and industrial shares take a hit

Asia / Equities

Asia stocks resume their climb

January 17, 2018
Asia stocks resume their climb

But Australia bucks the trend

Global / Currencies

The yuan is at its strongest in more than two years

January 17, 2018
The yuan is at its strongest in more than two years

Speculation rises about possible steps to cool its gains

Global / Insights

DBS Chief Investment Office Collection 2018

January 16, 2018
DBS Chief Investment Office Collection 2018

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 / Insights

DBS Chief Investment Office Collection

December 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

Yen is still the last shoe to fall

September 07, 2017
Yen is still the last shoe to fall

It has tried the 108s seven times, but this time it might be different

Global / FX Tactical

EUR continues to shine

January 17, 2018
EUR continues to shine

We are going to stay in the EUR bulls’ camp

Global / FX Tactical

Pick up a better-placed dip in AUD

January 16, 2018
Pick up a better-placed dip in AUD

We may have seen an interim top as momentum returned to the market

Global / FX Tactical

More USD weakness likely, affecting GBP

January 15, 2018
More USD weakness likely, affecting GBP

GBP trades to the whims of the USD’s broader tone

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Singapore / GDP

Beyond the noises

January 17, 2018
Beyond the noises

While Singapore’s exports moderated in December, the outlook remains bright, in our opinion.

Global / Insights

Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

January 16, 2018
Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

DBS tracks developments in the economies, foreign exchange and fixed income markets of the Asia-11 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam...

China / GDP

Robust exports support deleveraging efforts

January 15, 2018
Robust exports support deleveraging efforts

China’s exports should remain robust in Q1, giving Beijing more leeway to deepen domestic economic reforms. Indeed, containing financial risks will remain the top priority in 2018.

Malaysia / Oil and Gas

Turning positive on Malaysia’s oil & gas sector

January 17, 2018
Turning positive on Malaysia’s oil & gas sector

We see better contract flow in 2018 as global capex budgets are expected to remain resilient in 2018. As such, we prefer stocks with exposure to production activities and/or overseas footprint.

China / Real Estate

Mild recovery in sales

January 16, 2018
Mild recovery in sales

A weekly snapshot of the Chinese property market – from sales volume to inventory levels – in the Tier-I to -III cities; as well as an overview of the share performance of sector players.

China / Real Estate

Chinese property developers expect an even better 2018

January 15, 2018
Chinese property developers expect an even better 2018

While Chinese developers expect a strong 2017, despite a weaker second half, 2018 is forecast to be an even better year.

Global / Equities

Scaling new heights

January 17, 2018
Scaling new heights

While 2017 will be a year to remember, we think that the pace of economic growth in 2018 will support further market gains.

Singapore / Equities

Singapore NODX in December disappoints

January 17, 2018
Singapore NODX in December disappoints

Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew 3.1% in December, much lower than economists’ estimates for an 8.6% rise. For more, read today’s Singapore Wired Daily.

Global / Equities

Equities extend their gains; Japan sees largest inflows

January 15, 2018
Equities extend their gains; Japan sees largest inflows

Global markets extended their gains; Japan led developed countries with the most inflows for its ETFs. For more, check out or Weekly Global ETF Commentary.

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India / GDP

Trade deficit widens on commodities

January 16, 2018
Trade deficit widens on commodities

India’s December trade numbers were a mixed bag. Whilst exports fared better on nominal terms, a strong jump in imports saw the trade deficit deteriorate sharply. The cumulative April-December goods ...

India / Rates

Firm inflation triggers policy debate

January 15, 2018
Firm inflation triggers policy debate

With inflation in India hovering at a 15-month high – amid signs of economic recovery – the Reserve Bank of India will have to extremely careful in its guidance on the direction of rates, inflation, ...

China / Currencies

Why has the PBOC changed the RMB fixing formula?

January 10, 2018
Why has the PBOC changed the RMB fixing formula?

The removal of the ‘adjustment factor’ is in large part due to more balanced cross-border flow and also signifies that the government’s growing discomfort with the RMB’s recent ascent against the gre...

Global / Currencies

Tuesday’s pause in USD sell-off reveals some weak spots

January 17, 2018
Tuesday’s pause in USD sell-off reveals some weak spots

Most currencies were flat on Tuesday as the sell-off in the US dollar (USD) paused. For more on currencies and rates, check out our Overnight Wrap and the Day Ahead.

Global / GDP

This Week: Eye on China’s Q4 GDP

January 15, 2018
This Week: Eye on China’s Q4 GDP

China’s Q4 GDP growth numbers are in focus, along with the routine bunch of mid-month releases, which include industrial production, retail sales, and fixed asset investment trends.

US / Rates

Steady FOMC

December 14, 2017
Steady FOMC

The US has made an impressively smooth recovery from the depths of the 2008/09 crisis, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s steady hand. We don’t expect the Fed to change its tone or direction appreciably...

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Hong Kong / Consumer Services

Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

December 05, 2017
Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

With the recovery of visitor arrivals to Hong Kong, hotels in the city should see a revival in fortunes; room rates and occupancy should rise, ringing in more attractive returns for operators and man...

China / Consumer Goods

China Dairy: Downstream is key

November 30, 2017
China Dairy: Downstream is key

China dairies in the downstream segment that have exposure to fast-growing product lines will be leading the industry’s growth. In this deep dive, we look at the industry’s dynamics, potential M&A ac...

Asia / Technology

Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in ...

November 10, 2017
Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in 2018

Our analysis of data centres across the region shows that Indonesia offers the best return on invested capital; telcos however can unlock the true value of their data-centre assets by divesting them.