Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares closed lower, weighed by the major banks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares closed lower, weighed by the major banks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares closed lower, weighed by the major banks Australian shares ended a six day advance on Thursday despite rallying through the session, as the local market recorded its first loss since the Federal election on Saturday. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 18.9 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 6491.8 while the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year Singapore’s April core inflation eased to its lowest level in a year, data showed on Thursday, due to a fall in cost of electricity and gas and lower food inflation. Singapore’s core inflation rose 1.3% in April from a year […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) can’t find a way out of the darkness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) can’t find a way out of the darkness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) can’t find a way out of the darkness The Australian dollar can’t find a way out of the darkness. The AUD has been falling since January 2019 and it seems that the situation only worsens. Let’s see what factors will affect the currency in the middle term. On the daily chart of AUD/USD, […]

Another very tough day for FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE)

Another very tough day for FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE)

Another very tough day for FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (.KLSE) Bursa Malaysia got off to  a weak start on Thursday with the FBM KLCI falling more than 0.8% as Petronas-linked stocks and Public Bank lost ground. At 9.16am, the KLCI was down 13.63 points or 0.85% to 1,590.11. Turnover was 270.72 million shares valued at […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets fell following Wall Street’s lead as the U.S. and China appeared to brace for a prolonged trade standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets fell following Wall Street’s lead as the U.S. and China appeared to brace for a prolonged trade standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) markets fell following Wall Street’s lead as the U.S. and China appeared to brace for a prolonged trade standoff Asian markets fell Thursday, following Wall Street’s lead as the U.S. and China appeared to brace for a prolonged trade standoff. After last week’s escalation of tariffs, no new trade […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate the market

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate the market

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk aversion continues to dominate the market Despite the broad-based USD strength, the USD/JPY pair is posting losses for the second straight day on Thursday as the sour market sentiment continues to help the JPY outperform its rivals. As of writing, the pair was down 0.25% on a daily basis at […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) declined as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) declined as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) declined as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China Asia markets declined on Thursday as investors worried about the ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China. Mainland Chinese shares slipped on the day, as the Shanghai composite declined 1.36% to about 2,852.52 […]

Banyan Tree Samui Opens Cool New Tuk-Tuk Bar

Banyan Tree Samui Opens Cool New Tuk-Tuk Bar

Banyan Tree Samui resort has opened what might be the quirkiest if not the cutest bar in Thailand — a cocktail caravan remodeled from a classic 1960s tuk-tuk. The MP4 Midget is virtually unseen on the streets of Thailand these days. But once upon a time, the “frogs”, as they were commonly nicknamed, were everywhere. Thousands […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Investors bet most Asian currencies will come under further pressure, a Reuters poll showed, with trade tensions between the United States and China firmly dominating headlines once again. US Crude Oil inventories rose last week, hitting their […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) trade tensions continued to linger

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) trade tensions continued to linger

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) trade tensions continued to linger Markets in Asia were mixed on Wednesday as trade tensions continued to linger between the U.S. and China. Shares in mainland China edged down on the day, with the Shanghai composite declining 0.49% to 2,891.70 and the Shenzhen component lower by 0.51% to 9,041.22. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve meeting

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve meeting

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors are keeping a close eye on the Federal Reserve meeting USD/JPY has posted slight losses on Wednesday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 110.29, down 0.18% on the day. In economic news, Japan released strong numbers. Core Machinery Orders climbed 3.8%, crushing the estimate of o.0%. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade worries intensify

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade worries intensify

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade worries intensify China’s major stock indexes fell on Wednesday, as trade worries intensified following a report that the United States could blacklist another Chinese tech firm after banning Huawei Technologies last week. The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5%, to 3,649.38, while the Shanghai Composite Index also ended down 0.5% […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trump weighs blacklisting more Chinese technology companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trump weighs blacklisting more Chinese technology companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trump weighs blacklisting more Chinese technology companies Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 3,248.77. The projected lower bound is: 3,117.18. The projected closing price is: 3,182.97. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) indicators pointed lower

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) indicators pointed lower

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) indicators pointed lower AUD/USD has posted small losses on Wednesday. Currently, the pair is trading at 0.6875, down 0.12% on the day. On the release front, Australian indicators pointed lower. The MI Leading Index dropped 0.1%, while the Construction Index declined 1.9%, much weaker than the estimate of a 0.1% gain. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) relief rally and rotation in equities sparked by the election outcome was given a further boost

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) relief rally and rotation in equities sparked by the election outcome was given a further boost

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) relief rally and rotation in equities sparked by the election outcome was given a further boost Australian shares closed higher for a sixth straight session on Wednesday, as the market rebounded from a loss during morning trade for the second time in as many days and extended its 11-year high. The […]

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

$CNY, $INTC, $QCOM The Trump Administration is considering cutting off the flow of vital American technology to 5 Chinese companies including Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., widening the dragnet beyond Huawei to include world leaders in video surveillance. The US is deliberating whether to add Hikvision, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. and several unidentified others to […]

China Struggling to Grasp President Trump’s End Game

China Struggling to Grasp President Trump’s End Game

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Note: The Mins from the May FOMC meeting showed that policymakers are comfortable with the current fed funds rate range while “a number of participants” saw a moderation in risk and uncertainties surrounding their outlooks for the year. The Key takeaway is that the stock market has a reasonable […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Gold is now more than 5% below its late-February 2019 high at $1,346.73 oz. Investors await the release of the Fed’s mins at 1800 GMT, which is expected to provide insights into the 1 May meeting by […]

China is the World’s Largest Consumer of Gold, Here is Why

China is the World’s Largest Consumer of Gold, Here is Why

$XAU, $GLD, $CME, $USD Gold has long enjoyed deep cultural significance in China, which holds the title for being both the world’s largest gold consumer and its largest producer. Demand for the yellow metal in China looks like it will continue to rise, driven by a combination of increasing levels of wealth, global economic uncertainty […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support underneath at the 0.68 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support underneath at the 0.68 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support underneath at the 0.68 level The Australian dollar fell hard during the trading session on Tuesday, breaking down to the gap, showing extreme negativity. Quite frankly at this point I would be hesitant to buy this market, at least after what we have seen over the last 24 hours or so. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) move lower could end this year’s bull market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) move lower could end this year’s bull market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) move lower could end this year’s bull market Just 34 points stand between a recovery in China’s stocks and the end of the bull market, according to chart watchers. The Shanghai Composite Index has twice tested the upper band of a key support channel this month in intraday trading, at […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) very sensitive to risk appetite globally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) very sensitive to risk appetite globally

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) very sensitive to risk appetite globally The US dollar rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, as we continue to see money flowed into the US dollar overall. However, this is a bit of a wrist sensitive currency pair, so keep in mind that the pair very often will move right […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday downgraded its growth forecast for the year to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent on the back of a weak global trade outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday downgraded its growth forecast for the year to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent on the back of a weak global trade outlook

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Monday downgraded its growth forecast for the year to 1.5 to 2.5 per cent on the back of a weak global trade outlook Singapore stocks opened weaker on Tuesday (May 31), with the Straits Times Index retreating 0.18 per cent or 5.62 points to […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors worried about the risk of escalating trade tensions

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors worried about the risk of escalating trade tensions

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors worried about the risk of escalating trade tensions Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index on Tuesday ended at its lowest close in nearly 16 weeks as investors worried about the risk of escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing despite a temporary easing of restrictions China’s Huawei. Washington on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking sector continues to drive this positivity

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking sector continues to drive this positivity

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banking sector continues to drive this positivity After rising 1.74% on May 20 on the back of a surprise election victory for the incumbent, Scott Morrison, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained again on May 21. The index fell in early trading but maintained a positive trajectory thereafter. With markets anticipating a rate […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Monday threatened Iran with “great force” if it attacked US interests in the Middle East. This came after a rocket attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, which Washington suspects to have been organized by militia with […]

Campaign Begins to Clear ‘Ghost Nets’ from Mergui Archipelago

Campaign Begins to Clear ‘Ghost Nets’ from Mergui Archipelago

Awei Pila hosts international divers for four-day initiative to retrieve abandoned fishing gear from sea. KAWTHAUNG, Myanmar (May 21, 2019) — A team of experienced divers from around the world have launched a campaign to clear lost and disused fishing nets – known as ghost nets – from the coral reefs in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago. […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA minutes and Lowe speech threaten AUD’s gains

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA minutes and Lowe speech threaten AUD’s gains

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA minutes and Lowe speech threaten AUD’s gains The Australian Dollar was riding high at the top of the G10 league table Monday following a surprise win for the coalition government in Sunday’s general election, although analysts are saying that gains for the Antipodean currency could prove short-lived. Australia’s Liberal Party […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains are thanks solely to the financial sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains are thanks solely to the financial sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains are thanks solely to the financial sector The S&P/ASX 200 has closed 1.7 per cent higher at 6476, the highest since 14 December, 2007. The gains are thanks solely to the financial sector, which had multiple negative overhangs removed with the Coalition’s victory on Saturday. Financial stocks gained 5.6 per cent […]

No job losses from Axiata Group Berhad (6888:KL) proposed merger with Telenor ASA

No job losses from Axiata Group Berhad (6888:KL) proposed merger with Telenor ASA

No job losses from Axiata Group Berhad (6888:KL) proposed merger with Telenor ASA Axiata Group Bhd president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim has reiterated that there would be no job cuts if the proposed merger with Norwegian mobile operator Telenor ASA were to materialise. He said the planned merger, which is […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock markets fell amid increasing trade tensions with the U.S.

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock markets fell amid increasing trade tensions with the U.S.

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock markets fell amid increasing trade tensions with the U.S. Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. The projected upper bound is: 28,619.70. The projected lower bound is: 26,908.64. The projected closing price is: 27,764.17. Candlesticks A black body […]

Analyst optimistic about Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd (4405:KL) IndoChina operations and new model launches

Analyst optimistic about Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd (4405:KL) IndoChina operations and new model launches

Analyst optimistic about Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd (4405:KL) IndoChina operations and new model launches RHB Research seems optimistic on Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd’s (Tan Chong) improvement in its Indochina operations with the introduction of several new models in the domestic market. RHB Research said Tan Chong’s Indochina operations continue to show good progress […]

US Not Likely to Suffer Big Damage From China Trade Dispute

US Not Likely to Suffer Big Damage From China Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Major averages traded lower on trade uncertainty, Several US companies suspend business operations with China’s Huawei Technologies, Semiconductor stocks underperform, drag the S&P 500 information technology sector and Nasdaq lower Trade tensions with China need to linger for an extended period to cause real damage to the United […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei earlier told reporters that producers were capable of filling any market gap and that relaxing supply cuts was not “the right decision.” President Trump Tweeted that a conflict […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington Mainland Chinese shares tumbled on Friday amid ongoing tensions between Beijing and Washington. The Shanghai composite slipped 2.48% to close at 2,882.30 and the Shenzhen component dropped 3.15% to finish its trading day at 9,000.19. The Shenzhen composite fell 3.256% to close at 1,533.22 Hong […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors will be keeping an eye on Japanese Preliminary GDP

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors will be keeping an eye on Japanese Preliminary GDP

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors will be keeping an eye on Japanese Preliminary GDP The yen hasn’t received much help from economic conditions in Japan or Bank of Japan policy, but rising tensions between the U.S. and China have bolstered the yen, which has gained 1.2% in the month of May. Risk appetite has sagged […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rise in the unemployment rate in April and China dashing hopes the trade spat would be ended soon

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rise in the unemployment rate in April and China dashing hopes the trade spat would be ended soon

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rise in the unemployment rate in April and China dashing hopes the trade spat would be ended soon Australia’s dollar jumped at the market open after the nation’s center-right government clung to power in a surprise election victory at the weekend. The Aussie was indicated 0.8 percent stronger in early trading at 69.26 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Banking sector continues to weaken as New Zealand bites ANZ

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Banking sector continues to weaken as New Zealand bites ANZ

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Banking sector continues to weaken as New Zealand bites ANZ One was a continued weakness in the banking sector, particularly after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) came down particularly hard on ANZ (ASX: ANZ) for not complying correctly with reserve capital requirements. Under the New Zealand – and Australian […]

Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor Party legend, has died at the age of 89

Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor Party legend, has died at the age of 89

Key points: Bob Hawke was prime minister from 1983 to 1991, making him the longest-serving Labor PM He is survived by wife Blanche d’Alpuget, and his three children — Susan, Stephen and Rosslyn Current party leader Bill Shorten said Mr Hawke was the labour movement’s “greatest son” Bob Hawke, one of Australia’s greatest prime ministers, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) snaps two-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) snaps two-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) snaps two-day losing streak There is a paradox in China’s world-beating stock rally this year: defensive plays are turning out to be the best performers. While Chinese stocks have technically been in bull market territory this year following a 20 per cent gain in the Shanghai Composite Index, safe bets […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) broken down through two major retracements of this year’s rise

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) broken down through two major retracements of this year’s rise

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) broken down through two major retracements of this year’s rise The Japanese Yen’s current backstory is of course fundamental, with risk aversion stemming from increased US-China trade tensions supporting what is, after all, perhaps the quintessential anti-growth currency play. The US Dollar has haven appeal too, of course, but the Japanese […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) confidence was shaken after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) confidence was shaken after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) confidence was shaken after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions Hong Kong stocks ended flat on Thursday, as confidence was shaken after the U.S. government hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions. The Hang Seng index was nearly unchanged at 28,275.07, while the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) recovering from early weakness

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) recovering from early weakness

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) recovering from early weakness The Australian share market has recovered from early weakness to finish higher, with every sector rising except banking as Westpac traded ex-dividend. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index hit its highest level in the final minutes of trade to close up 43.6 points, or 0.69 per cent, to 6,327.8 […]

Overseas investors in Singapore: STI Index (.STI) are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade

Overseas investors in Singapore: STI Index (.STI) are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade

Overseas investors in Singapore: STI Index (.STI) are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade Overseas investors in Southeast Asian stocks are selling out at the fastest rate in almost a decade, as key markets in the region get caught up in the escalating trade war. A group of U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) now the most important domestic data release when it comes to the outlook for RBA policy rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) now the most important domestic data release when it comes to the outlook for RBA policy rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) now the most important domestic data release when it comes to the outlook for RBA policy rates In what’s fast becoming a familiar theme, the Aussie weakened against all major crosses except the British pound during the session, failing to garner any support despite a further modest improvement in investor risk […]

President Trump’s “China Tariffs Have Teeth”

President Trump’s “China Tariffs Have Teeth”

$HD Billionaire businessman Ken Langone said President Trump is “doing the right thing” by increasing tariffs on China.  “It’s got teeth,” the co-founder of Home Depot (NYSE:HD) said Thursday. “The only way you’re going to get somebody to a table for negotiations is when they have something to lose,” said Mr. Langone, also the founder of […]

Ferriol Takes Charge Of Luxurious New Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort in Vietnam

Ferriol Takes Charge Of Luxurious New Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort in Vietnam

HO TRAM, Vietnam (May 16, 2019) – A seasoned professional with substantial luxury hospitality experience in Europe and Asia and an enthusiasm for employee development and relations has been appointed to the helm of the new five-star Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort. Spanish-born Manuel Ferriol is spearheading the opening of the 17-hectare beachfront property at Ho […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Long term prospects for EUR are not bright, given the region’s soft economic fundamentals. But the news on the auto tariff delay is helping the single currency establish support at $1.1200 Growth in China’s industrial output slowed […]

Summer Vacationing? Safety is the Top Priority

Summer Vacationing? Safety is the Top Priority

$FB, $TWTR Summer vacations are good ways to experience new cities, countries and cultures. But no matter where you’re headed, the Top priority should be safety. The US Department of State posts detailed travel advisories for Americans interested in visiting other countries. Below is the most recently updated reports for safer travel this Summer. The Department […]

Stocks Made a Strong Move, Now Will it Hold?

Stocks Made a Strong Move, Now Will it Hold?

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500, NAS Comp, and SOX rebounded to their 50-Day MAs. A strong price move, but the potential Head & Shoulders pattern has not been defeated yet. Stocks rebound from early losses following positive US trade headlines, President Trump expected to delay auto tariff decision by up to […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks bounce as they recovered partially from Monday’s sharp losses

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks bounce as they recovered partially from Monday’s sharp losses

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks bounce as they recovered partially from Monday’s sharp losses Shares in Asia were higher on Wednesday following an earlier slump this week as trade tensions between the U.S. and China escalated. Mainland Chinese shares advanced on the day, with the Shanghai composite adding 1.91% to 2,938.68 and the […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured despite a modest improvement in investor risk appetite

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured despite a modest improvement in investor risk appetite

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured despite a modest improvement in investor risk appetite The Australian dollar remains pressured with traders paying scant regard to a modest rebound in stocks and commodities on Tuesday. With the exception of the Japanese yen and British pound, the movements in the AUD elsewhere were negligible despite renewed confidence […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks gain

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks gain

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks gain Markets eased today as President Donald Trump called the US-China trade war “a little squabble” and tweeted that the deal would happen “much faster than people think.” The hope that China may boost the slowing economy with a fresh fiscal stimulus also pushed the markets up. China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.91% […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump soothed investors’ nerves

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump soothed investors’ nerves

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump soothed investors’ nerves Australian shares rebounded firmly on Wednesday, recovering almost all their losses from the previous session, as upbeat comments from US President Donald Trump soothed investors’ nerves. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 44.3 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 6284.2 while the broader […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) posted four straight winning weeks, possible consolidation phase

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) posted four straight winning weeks, possible consolidation phase

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) posted four straight winning weeks, possible consolidation phase USD/JPY is almost unchanged on Wednesday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 109.57, down 0.03% on the day. There are no major Japanese events. In the U.S., retail sales and core retail sales both missed expectations. On Thursday, the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism Most Southeast Asian stock markets advanced on Wednesday, following a firmer finish on the Wall Street, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat remarks on Sino-U.S. trade talks helped repair bruised optimism. All three major U.S. stock indexes […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: The FX (foreign exchange) market showed little reaction to worse-than-expected growth in Chinese industrial output and retail sales for April that underlined the need for Beijing to roll out more stimulus measures to support the world’s 2nd-largest […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) plummeted after renewed concerns about US-Chinese trade tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) plummeted after renewed concerns about US-Chinese trade tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) plummeted after renewed concerns about US-Chinese trade tensions The Australian share market has plummeted after renewed concerns about US-Chinese trade tensions led to large losses on Wall Street overnight. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 57.7 points, or 0.92 per cent, to 6,239.9 points at 1615 AEST on Tuesday, while the […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) could weaken further

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) could weaken further

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) could weaken further Vastly improved downward momentum suggests AUD could weaken further but 0.6910 could be just out of reach for now. The anticipated weakness in AUD exceeded our expectation as it not only cracked 0.6970 but also the strong level of 0.6950 (overnight low of 0.6941). The vastly improved downward […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares fell as tensions between the United States and China intensified

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares fell as tensions between the United States and China intensified

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares fell as tensions between the United States and China intensified Shares in Asia were lower on Tuesday, a day after Beijing raised tariffs on some American goods in retaliation for Washington’s decision last week to increase duties on Chinese products. Mainland Chinese shares slipped on the day, with the […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) leads Asia stocks lower

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) leads Asia stocks lower

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) leads Asia stocks lower Asia Pacific stocks fell Tuesday, on the heels of a 2% drop at the start of the week for U.S. markets. Many indexes bounced off opening lows in early trading, with Japan’s Nikkei cutting its early losses by two-thirds as the trading day ramped up. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) saw red as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) saw red as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) saw red as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control Asian markets saw red yesterday as the trade war between China and the United States threatened to spiral out of control, with both upping the ante. Bourses in Hong Kong, China and Japan […]

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, FLASH: Global investors’ equity allocations fell 6% in May and 34 % of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market declines in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (NYSE:BAC) latest monthly survey found Tuesday. The proportion of investors preparing for equity falls is the highest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. Middle East focus: Saudi Arabia Monday said that 2 […]

The US-China Tariffs Up & Down

The US-China Tariffs Up & Down

Monday, China raised tariffs on a paltry $60-B of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Trump’s decision to increase tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese imports last week, escalating the 10 month trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies. President Trump shook the world trade order by imposing unilateral tariffs to combat what he […]

US Stocks Sold Off Monday to De-risk Global Growth Concerns

US Stocks Sold Off Monday to De-risk Global Growth Concerns

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks sold off Monday, as trade tensions escalated after China retaliated with a tariff rate hike on US imports. The 2.4% drop in the S&P 500 in a broad-based effort to de-risk amid global growth concerns.  Stocks sold off as US-China trade tensions escalated, China increased its tariff rate […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banks went ex-dividend and housing finance approvals came in weaker than expected

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banks went ex-dividend and housing finance approvals came in weaker than expected

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) banks went ex-dividend and housing finance approvals came in weaker than expected The Australian share market has closed lower, pulled down by the financial sector as two banks went ex-dividend and housing finance approvals came in weaker than expected. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished down 13.3 points, or 0.21 per cent, […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese economic schedules are light as far as major economic releases are concerned

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese economic schedules are light as far as major economic releases are concerned

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese economic schedules are light as far as major economic releases are concerned Uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations drove the price action last week in the Japanese Yen. It wasn’t the actual possibility that a potential trade deal would fall apart and the trade dispute between the economic powerhouses would escalate, […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) deepening sense of unease among investors

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) deepening sense of unease among investors

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) deepening sense of unease among investors It is becoming evident that the U.S./Chinese trade issues are going to become a point of contention for the markets going forward. We’ve been reviewing as much news as possible in an attempt to build a consensus for the future of the U.S. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) with US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) with US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) with US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors With the US and China deadlocked in trade deal negotiations and uncertainty growing among investors, the Singapore market started the week in negative territory, continuing to trend downwards in the afternoon session. While the market rebounded on […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) falling back into key support level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) falling back into key support level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) falling back into key support level AUD/USD has been in consolidation mode over the past fortnight, with the pair exhibiting lower highs and largely flatlining lows during that time. We are seeing a return to that $0.6962 support level this morning, with the reaction to that level likely to prove key to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. The UAE said Sunday that 4 commercial vessels were […]

President Trump is Feeding China a ‘Banquet of Bitter Fruit’

President Trump is Feeding China a ‘Banquet of Bitter Fruit’

FLASH: US and China at impasse over trade, Larry Kudlow says new tariffs will remain. The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any “bitter fruit” that harmed its interests. The trade dispute […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations The Dollar/Yen rallied on Friday as Treasury yields rose and demand for risk increased amid optimism over U.S.-China relations. Although a trade deal between the two economic powerhouses wasn’t reached, the price action suggests investors felt there was […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start Monday trade on a positive note

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start Monday trade on a positive note

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start Monday trade on a positive note The sharemarket is poised to start Monday trade on a positive note ahead of what is likely to be a volatile week dominated by the renewed US-China trade skirmish and the release of key unemployment data. Futures markets suggest the benchmark S&P/ASX […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) prices are stalling

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) prices are stalling

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) prices are stalling China remains gripped in a slowdown, which is bad news for Australia, as the Asian giant is China’s largest trading partner. Chinese manufacturing PMI dropped to 50.1 in April, pointing to stagnation. Building approvals swung wildly, falling 15.5% in March, after a gain of 19.1% a month earlier. […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) President Donald Trump says US-China relations remain “very strong”

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) President Donald Trump says US-China relations remain “very strong”

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) President Donald Trump says US-China relations remain “very strong” Mr Trump said talks between Washington and Beijing will continue even after a deadline passed on Friday for them to reach an agreement. As a result the US raised tariffs to 25% from 10% on goods from China. China says […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fears of an all-out U.S.-Chinese trade war rocked equities last week Shares and oil prices have tumbled after President Donald Trump jolted markets with a threat to raise more tariffs on imports from China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news this week on trade. The Shanghai Composite index plunged […]

China is “Cautiously Optimistic”on Trump Trade Talks Despite Tariffs’ Escalation

China is “Cautiously Optimistic”on Trump Trade Talks Despite Tariffs’ Escalation

China and the US have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said as President Trump ordered his trade Chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Mr. Liu voiced some optimism on reaching a deal, but said there were “issues of principle” on […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Down, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Mixed Notes: President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China Vice Premier Liu He is in […]

Fusion Appoints General Manager to Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion

Fusion Appoints General Manager to Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion

Fusion Appoints General Manager to Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion The newest resort in Fusion’s expanding portfolio will be run by Hylton Lipkin HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (May 10, 2019) — Wellness-inspired hospitality brand Fusion hired former team member Hylton Lipkinearlier this year as GM of Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion, a natural hot springs […]

President Trump Has an Really Good “Alternative” to the China Trade Deal

President Trump Has an Really Good “Alternative” to the China Trade Deal

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street declines for 4th day running, finished near session highs President Trump firm on tariffs, driving concerns about the trade dispute with China The S&P 500 held its 50-Day MA at 2860 on the close The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), Wall Street’s ‘fear factor’ closed well off session highs […]

Westports Holdings Berhad (5246:KL) remains neutral on its near to medium-term prospect with an unchanged throughout growth assumption of 5%

Westports Holdings Berhad (5246:KL) remains neutral on its near to medium-term prospect with an unchanged throughout growth assumption of 5%

Westports Holdings Berhad (5246:KL) remains neutral on its near to medium-term prospect with an unchanged throughout growth assumption of 5% Kenanga research has maintained its market perform rating on Westports Holdings Bhd with an unchanged target price of RM3.75. Following a meeting with Westports’ management, the research house said its remains neutral on its near […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese equities aren’t hanging around to see how the latest round of trade talks plays out

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese equities aren’t hanging around to see how the latest round of trade talks plays out

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese equities aren’t hanging around to see how the latest round of trade talks plays out Foreign investors in Chinese equities aren’t hanging around to see how the latest round of trade talks plays out. They’ve net sold an average 4.4 billion yuan ($646 million) of mainland shares a day […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to open lower Australian shares are poised to open lower, dragged down by Wall Street with attention focussed on the US-China trade talks in Washington. For local investors, the focus is on the RBA which will release its Statement on Monetary Policy at 11.30am AEST, in which it is expected […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) skidded lower as U.S.-China trade tensions rose

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) skidded lower as U.S.-China trade tensions rose

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) skidded lower as U.S.-China trade tensions rose Asian markets skidded lower Thursday as U.S.-China trade tensions rose, with President Donald Trump saying China “broke the deal” and China vowing to retaliate if the U.. raises tariffs on Friday. The U.S. is set to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods […]

Wilmar International Weekly HEFFX Highlights

Wilmar International Weekly HEFFX Highlights

Wilmar International Limited is a Singapore-based agribusiness company. The Company’s business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseed crushing, edible oils refining, sugar milling and refining, manufacturing of consumer products, specialty fats, oleo chemicals, biodiesel and fertilizers, as well as rice and flour milling. Its segments include Tropical Oils (Plantation, Manufacturing & Merchandising); Oilseeds & Grains […]

Golden Agri-Resources HEFFX Highlights

Golden Agri-Resources HEFFX Highlights

Golden Agri-Resources Ltd is a palm oil plantation company. The Company is engaged as an investment holding company. Its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting oil palm trees, processing fresh fruit bunches (FFB) into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel (PK), refining CPO into industrial and consumer products, as well as merchandising palm products […]

Comfortdelgro Corporation Weekly HEFFX Highlights: $2.6 target

Comfortdelgro Corporation Weekly HEFFX Highlights: $2.6 target

ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited is a Singapore-based investment holding company. The Company provides management services. It operates through eight segments: Bus, Bus station, Rail, Taxi, Automotive engineering services, Inspection and testing services, Car rental and leasing, and Driving centre. The Bus segment provides scheduled services and coach rental services; Bus station segment provides public bus services; […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) US President Donald Trump has said China “broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) US President Donald Trump has said China “broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) US President Donald Trump has said China “broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides AGENCIES NEW YORK US President Donald Trump has said China “broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: And again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs […]

Tune Protect Group Berhad (5230:KL) has appointed William Foo as chief executive officer

Tune Protect Group Berhad (5230:KL) has appointed William Foo as chief executive officer

Tune Protect Group Berhad (5230:KL) has appointed William Foo as chief executive officer Tune Protect Group Bhd has appointed William Foo as chief executive officer of Tune Insurance Malaysia Bhd effective today.  Foo has over 25 years of experience in the general insurance industry, and has been chief operating officer of QBE Insurance Malaysia. He is an associate […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade data for April, released Wednesday morning, showed exports missed expectations while imports saw a surprise gain

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade data for April, released Wednesday morning, showed exports missed expectations while imports saw a surprise gain

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade data for April, released Wednesday morning, showed exports missed expectations while imports saw a surprise gain Asia stocks declined Wednesday as investors digested ongoing developments in the U.S.-China trade negotiations, which sent stateside shares tumbling overnight. Mainland Chinese shares were lower on the day, with the Shanghai composite down […]

US-China Trade Talks “Have Not Broken Down”

US-China Trade Talks “Have Not Broken Down”

$SPY UPDATE: China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said, as President Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Mr. Liu voiced a measured optimism on reaching a deal, but said there were […]

Jiutian Chemical Weekly HEFFX Highlights

Jiutian Chemical Weekly HEFFX Highlights

Jiutian Chemical Group Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is engaged in the manufacture and production of dimethylformamide (DMF) and methylamine. It is involved in the processing and sale of consumable carbon dioxide and oxygen. It operates through two business divisions: DMF division, which is engaged in producing DMF as its main product […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) psychologically important level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) psychologically important level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) psychologically important level The Australian dollar went back and forth during the trading session on Wednesday, as we continue to see a lot of back-and-forth trading, and choppiness to say the least. The Australian dollar of course is highly sensitive to the Chinese situation, which is currently being driven by the US/China […]

Tuan Sing Holdings HEFFX Highlights

Tuan Sing Holdings HEFFX Highlights

Tuan Sing Holdings Limited is a Singapore-based investment holding company, which is engaged in property development, property investment and hotel ownership. The Company’s segments include Property, which is engaged in the development of properties for sale, property investment and provision of property management services; Hotels Investment, which is engaged in the investments in hotels in […]

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