Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day\ The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent, or 30.90 points, to 2,730.85 at the close on Wednesday, extending a gain of 1.8 per cent for the previous day. The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.2 per cent, or 322.71 points, to 27,407.37 after adding […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal Chinese premier Li Keqiang has trumpeted the benefits of global trade, in a speech at the World Economic Forum today in Tianjin, China. And as trade tensions with the US heat up, Li said Chinese policy makers have plenty of tools at their disposal to […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas Headline indices of the Hong Kong share market closed higher on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street overnight and gains in other Asian market today. Stocks were also boosted by […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55 Australian shares are poised to open lower, amid mixed trading on Wall Street. ASX futures were down 3 points at 6.45am AEST, paring earlier losses. The Australian dollar extended its rally, rising another 0.7 per cent. On Wall Street, shares in Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan paced the Dow […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war Locals shares headed north yesterday in line with markets across the region as investors took the tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China in their stride. Nearly all regional bourses rose despite the US$60 billion (S$82 billion) in tariffs levelled by […]

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead USD/SGD consolidated lower during Wednesday session, reaching an intra-day low of 1.3680. Short term consolidation ahead as bulls try to regain ground toward the 1.3755 resistance with the aid of upside pressure from US-China trade woes. Expect confined movements between 1.3675 and 1.3755 in the short term. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics The on-going Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting finds the conclusion due 19 September with markets widely expecting the BoJ to hold steady, an assumption likely to remain status quo for a long time to come. The true focus for the week, however, would be with trade tensions instead amid […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support The Shanghai Composite is a capitalization-weighted index like our own S&P 500 Index. This index tracks the daily price performance of all A- and B-shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index was developed back on Dec. 19, 1990, with a base value of 100. The […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade Hong Kong and mainland China markets bounced back from earlier losses to finish higher on Tuesday after the US unveiled a new round of tariffs on US$200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods.. The Hang Seng Index rebounded and is establishing a near-term support at about […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound Australian shares are poised to rally, following Wall Street, as trade tensions between the US and China escalated less than feared.  The Australian dollar leapt 0.5 per cent higher to retop US72¢. Shares in New York were sharply higher, though they pared gains into the close, as investors […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down US President Donald Trump raised a ruckus by thumping China with another round of tariffs, but most Asian markets merely yawned by the closing bell yesterday. Singapore stocks edged down slightly, with the Straits Times Index (STI) retreating 2.06 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 3,139.34. The benchmark index, […]

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom $USD, $AUD, $NZD Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, but says that there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. Given the uncertainty, the money manager is keeping a net neutral USD position, while making trades including shorting the Philippine […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world’s two largest economies. On Saturday, The Wall Street […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher China’s main Shanghai Composite index fell to its lowest close in nearly four years on Monday as reports said U.S. President Donald Trump would unveil new tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods this week. The Shanghai Composite index dropped 1.1 per cent to 2,651.79 points, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, erasing the last traces of its recovery from a boom that turned into a $5 trillion bust. The Shanghai gauge dropped […]

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods $AAPL, $FIT Monday after the stock market closed, USPresident Trump President Donald Trump said he will impose 10% tariffs on about $200-B worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

F1: Singapore Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Came 3rd, Raikkonen 5th

F1: Singapore Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Came 3rd, Raikkonen 5th

F1: Singapore, Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Came 3rd, Raikkonen 5th $RACE The Marina Bay circuit race, aka the Monaco of the East, was the same: anything can happen, but most often nothing does. Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel came 3rd and Kimi came 5th. The start of the race looked like it would be better, but Mr. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support The losing streak has reached five sessions now for the Singapore stock market, which has tumbled more than 100 points or 3.1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,110-point plateau although it’s due for a positive bounce on Wednesday. The global […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market Hong Kong’s stock market is caught in a perfect storm. Fears about the trade war, emerging markets, China’s slowing economy, and individual stocks pushed the city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) into a bear market on Tuesday. The index ended the day 0.7% lower, closing more than 20% […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing China’s fixed-asset investments decelerated further in August, to the slowest growth rate since official records were kept, as the country braces for the introduction of additional tariffs from President Donald Trump. Fixed-asset investment—which measures spending on homes, factories, infrastructure, and other fixed assets—grew at […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start Australian shares are set for a sluggish start to the week following reports US President Donald Trump has called for fresh tariffs on Chinese products. The news took the shine off US markets on Friday, which closed flattish after a sharp dip when the story broke […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ The deadline came and went and the US did not impose new tariffs on China. On one hand, Trump threatened to add additional ones. On the other hand, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin initiated talks with China. Does he have […]

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China

Typhoon Mangkhut Killed 28 in Philippines, Now Hammering South China Hong Kong and southern China are on Red Alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from super Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the […]

More Falls Coming in China Stocks

More Falls Coming in China Stocks

Shanghai is the world’s worst-performing major stock market this year despite respectable corporate earnings, a disconnect which is feeding growing talk that Chinese equities are now a screaming buy. Not so fast, say brokers and analysts, who warn shares have further to fall due to US-China trade squabbling, slowing Chinese economic growth, and a government […]

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijing’s defences. Emerging countries — loosely defined as having fast growing but volatile economies — have seen their currencies battered in recent weeks, plunging their finances into turmoil, and raising fears […]

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks $AAPL, $WMT, $TGT President Trump threatened a 3rd tranche of tariffs on another $267-B of Chinese imports this past week, which would mean levying duties on nearly everything China exports to the US. President Trump said at the time those tariffs were “ready to go […]

F1: Singapore Qualifying, Hamilton on the Pole, Verstappen at His Side

F1: Singapore Qualifying, Hamilton on the Pole, Verstappen at His Side

F1: Singapore Qualifying, Hamilton on the Pole, Verstappen at His Side $RACE Lewis Hamilton takes the Singapore Pole, as  Max Verstappen beats Sebastian Vettel to P2 MercedesAMG’s Lewis Hamilton ran fasted to take the Pole position at Marina Bay, 3/10’s up on Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen. Mr. Hamilton called it ‘Magic’. MercedesAMG’s chief Toto […]

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains

Philippines Seeing Typhoon Manghut’s  Damage, Casualties, Heavy Rains Saturday, Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. There are no immediate deaths reported but Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel and Raikkonen Fastest at Singapore FP3

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel and Raikkonen Fastest at Singapore FP3

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel and Raikkonen Fastest at Singapore FP3 $RACE The Scuderia duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen set the pace for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix Saturday night. Mr. Vettel’s fastest time of a 1’38.054 was enough to Top the time sheets […]

F1: Singapore Friday’s Free Practice Results, Ferrari’s Raikkonen Fastest

F1: Singapore Friday’s Free Practice Results, Ferrari’s Raikkonen Fastest

F1: Singapore Friday’s Free Practice Results, Ferrari’s Raikkonen Fastest $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Kimi Raikkonen went fastest in the 2nd session at the Singapore Grand Prix Friday, but his team-mate, Sebastian Vettel, was only 9th fastest after hitting a wall and prematurely ending his running. Mr. Raikkonen posted a lap of 1 min, 38.699 secs to edge championship leader Lewis […]

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing

China Disappears A-List Actress Fan Bingbing Fan Bingbing, 36 anni, an A-list Chinese movie star who has appeared in the “X-Men” and “Iron Man” film franchises, has more than 62-M followers online in China and fronted campaigns for Montblanc watches and De Beers diamonds, has disappeared. The star dropped out of sight in June when […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Following Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Following Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Following Wall Street Australian shares are poised to rise at the open, following Wall Street’s lead as Apple paced the Dow higher. ASX futures were up 25 points at 4.15am AEST. The Australian dollar topped the US72¢ mark overnight bolstered by the latest local jobs data and […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world’s two largest economies was spiraling out of control. According to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains The USD/JPY pair dropped immediately after the release of a lower-than-expected US CPI reading. It fell to 111.35 and then rebounded sharply, breaking on top of 111.60. The greenback also climbed above intraday August highs and reached 111.90, the highest since August 1. As of writing was […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks Stock markets rallied in China and Hong Kong on Thursday and the Chinese yuan firmed after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks, offering some hope the two sides could pull back from the brink of a […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,254.75

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,254.75

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,254.75 Singapore stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 0.47 percent or 14.74 points to close at 3,124.65. A total of 1.86 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.01 billion Singapore dollars (about 733.7 million U.S. dollars). Gainers […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) vulnerable to a correction towards 110.77

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) vulnerable to a correction towards 110.77

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) vulnerable to a correction towards 110.77 USD/JPY rebounded on chatter of US-China talks but that’s all been given back now and more. The pair is down 50 pips on the day to 111.14 after a quick 10 pip drop in the past few minutes as stops below the earlier session low […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) US-China trade war concerns

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) US-China trade war concerns

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) US-China trade war concerns China’s stock market, having ceded its position as the world’s second-largest to Japan, continues to lose value and is now worth five times that of Apple Inc. At its peak in 2015, China’s market cap was more than $10 trillion. It’s almost halved in size since […]

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket Central Pattana Plc (CPN), Thailand’s largest retail property developer recently celebrated the Grand Opening of Central Phuket, its world-class luxury flagship mall. Establishing a new ‘CBD’ in the heart of Phuket, the biggest and beautiful island in Thailand. Central Phuket is developed with a total investment […]

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World

The Most Beautiful Temples in the World Asia’s cultural heritage is as far and wide as its geography. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Taoism and beyond, Asia’s deep religious traditions vary from country to country, and in some cases, region to region. Asia-wide temple trail will take the traveler from the Buddhist monasteries of the East […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) market has seen sharp corrections this year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) market has seen sharp corrections this year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) market has seen sharp corrections this year Listed firms on China’s A-share market have conducted a surging number of share repurchases, a scheme that analysts said would boost market sentiment. By Tuesday, 482 listed firms have repurchased their shares valued at nearly 24 billion yuan (3.5 billion U.S. dollars) in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) plunge as trade tensions continue to spook investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) plunge as trade tensions continue to spook investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) plunge as trade tensions continue to spook investors The local market joined other key bourses across the region yesterday to close at levels not seen for more than a year as trade tensions continued to unnerve investors. The Straits Times Index here fell for the fifth straight session to close at […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) plunges into bear market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) plunges into bear market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) plunges into bear market This could mean currency devaluation, selling of US Treasuries or something else, but for now, it’s hard to see a quick solution, especially as the was rhetoric helps the US President in dealing with his political troubles on home soil before the midterm elections. What’s […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Stocks on the Rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Stocks on the Rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Stocks on the Rise Australian shares rose on Tuesday as investors found value in beaten-down banks and as energy stocks jumped on higher oil prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.4 percent, or 27.1 points, to 6,168.8 by 0200 GMT. The benchmark, which dipped 2.1 points on Monday, was on track […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade war battering smaller Chinese manufacturers, new data shows

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade war battering smaller Chinese manufacturers, new data shows

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade war battering smaller Chinese manufacturers, new data shows Mainland China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index moved into bear market territory in late June. On Monday it closed down 1.21 per cent, or 32.81 points, at 2,669.49, while the CSI 300 index of larger companies lost 1.45 per cent, or […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports Stocks in China fell on Monday morning as the threat of US tariffs on nearly all of China’s exports to the United States continued to hover over markets, and as a tweet from US President Donald Trump shook suppliers of tech […]

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Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios $GLD, $USD Gold has been hammered lately, and some advisers are telling their wealthy clients to take advantage of lower prices and add to their stockpile to protect assets against pounding equity markets. Advisers to Asia’s super rich think their clients should put more of their […]

Asia Lower on Trade Fears

Asia Lower on Trade Fears

Donald Trump’s latest threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports sent Asian markets tumbling Monday on growing fears of an all-out trade war between the world’s top two economies. The president’s comments Friday added to the uncertainty on trading floors, which have also been hit by a concerns of a brewing financial crisis in […]

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement”

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement”

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement” Sunday, US President Donald Trump saluted NKorean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday for holding a massive military parade “without the customary display of nuclear missiles” to celebrate his country’s 70th Anniversary. “This is a big and very positive statement from NKorea. Thank you To Chairman […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires Stocks in China ended higher on Friday, but the Shanghai Composite index and blue-chip shares closed lower for the week, as a deadline for public comments on fresh US trade tariffs expired. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 10.71 points […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war Asian shares fell for the sixth straight session on Thursday as oil skidded and safe-haven gold gained, with investor confidence shaken by turmoil in emerging markets and jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods Australian shares are poised to fall at the open, reflecting renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods. ASX futures were 23 points lower. The S&P/ASX 200 index shed 175.7 points, or 2.8 per cent, last week, its worst […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced some changes to the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced some changes to the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced some changes to the index the co-creators of Singapore’s stock market benchmark, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), announced some changes to the index as part of its September quarterly review. The announcement also revealed the new STI reserve list. Companies on this list will replace any STI component that […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82 In Hong Kong trading, the Hang Seng Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, or the H-share gauge, dropped 0.6 per cent. Tencent Holdings, the biggest weighting on the benchmark, slid 3.1 per cent to HK$314.60, the lowest […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) still on the up

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) still on the up

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) still on the up USD/JPY has been pushing steadily higher over the past few days, although a close above ¥111.80 still eludes it. Above this, ¥112.20 and then ¥113.00 come into view. A close below ¥110.70 would be needed to suggest more near-term weakness. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. By […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) country’s lenders raised their mortgage rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) country’s lenders raised their mortgage rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) country’s lenders raised their mortgage rates The Australian Dollar slumped Thursday after more of the country’s lenders raised their mortgage rates, potentially scuppering the Reserve Bank of Australia from its own interest rate rise further down the line, leading traders to dump the currency even after a solid set of July […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits a two month low

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits a two month low

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits a two month low Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Thursday. Here’s a short recap of the Australian market: S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.12% to 6,160.40 ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.13% to 6,267.80 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision China and Hong Kong stocks both retreated on Thursday, as investors awaited the White House’s decision on whether to slap an additional US$200 billion of tariffs on imports from the Asian nation. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 per cent at the close and […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Emerging market concerns could weigh on local sentiment

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Emerging market concerns could weigh on local sentiment

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Emerging market concerns could weigh on local sentiment The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 1.7% lower at 3156.28. The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index slipped 0.74%, whilst the FTSE ST Small Cap Index fell 1.11%. OCBC Investment Research noted that US stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday with the technology sector logging its worst […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rebound fails to hold

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rebound fails to hold

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rebound fails to hold AUD/USD managed to rebound overnight, following an impressive set of gross domestic product (GDP) numbers. However, the trend is clearly defined here, and we immediately saw the pair turn lower from the 76.4% retracement. With the price breaking below the $0.7157 level, this would have been a successful […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade China stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate Investments & Services, Life Insurance and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.68%, while the SZSE Component index fell 1.78%. The […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) biggest fall in nearly 6 months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) biggest fall in nearly 6 months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) biggest fall in nearly 6 months The sharemarket fell to a one-month low on Wednesday as the looming threat of further US tariffs against China weighed on investors. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell for a fifth consecutive session, down 62.7 points, or 1 per cent, to 6230.4 as the major banks and […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Slide as Tariff Threat Builds

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Slide as Tariff Threat Builds

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Slide as Tariff Threat Builds China’s Shanghai Composite index fell as much as 1.68 percent to 2,704.34 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged 2.61 percent to end at 27,243.85. Activity in China’s services sector continued to expand in August, albeit at a slower rate, the latest survey from […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Extending Losses

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Extending Losses

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Extending Losses Singapore stocks opened 0.2 per cent lower on Wednesday (Sept 5), with the Straits Times Index inching down by 7.73 points to 3,202.78 as at 9.05am. The field was roughly evenly matched, with 52 gainers to 57 losers, as 51.5 million shares worth $49.8 million in total changed hands. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) EM stress yet to spark haven buying

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) EM stress yet to spark haven buying

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) EM stress yet to spark haven buying While it is impossible to ignore the fact that South Africa is now technically in recession, and Turkey and Argentina are facing currency stress, so far US stock markets have proven to be relatively immune to any contagion. Analysts at Maybank believe that eventually, […]

The Battle for Asia’s Ecommerce Dollar

The Battle for Asia’s Ecommerce Dollar

The Battle for Asia’s Ecommerce Dollar When Alibaba purchased a 51% stake in Lazada about two years ago, it was evidence that the Chinese giant is betting on the rise of online shopping in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is becoming far more competitive, prompting the Alibaba to get even more involved, the race for the […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Market Gains are Limited

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Market Gains are Limited

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Market Gains are Limited Hong Kong share market closed higher on Tuesday, 04 September 2018, as investors chased for beaten down stocks on tracking gains in Mainland A-share market today. However, market gains were limited on caution of intensifying U. S.-led trade war after U. S. President Donald Trump […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expect some short-term choppiness due to the trade war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expect some short-term choppiness due to the trade war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expect some short-term choppiness due to the trade war Malaysia and Singapore shares held largely steady Tuesday after a range-bound session with investors monitoring news on currency and trade in absence of fresh cues from U.S. markets. The FBM KLCI ended down 0.1% at 1812.76 as Dialog Group turned 1.2% lower, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Pointing Lower at Open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Pointing Lower at Open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Pointing Lower at Open Australian shares are poised to open lower, as copper and aluminium fell and Wall Street traded down. The Australian dollar lost 0.4 per cent, resuming its year-long slide. Local investors await the release later today of the second quarter GDP statistics. Wall Street slipped in its first […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak Chinese shares closed higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai index ending a five-day losing streak. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.1 percent higher to close at 2,750.58 points, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.17 percent higher at 8,554.44 points. Trading resumed strength on the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moves above 50-day SMA

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moves above 50-day SMA

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moves above 50-day SMA USD/JPY is advancing once again, with buyers stepping in around the ¥111.00 level over the past three sessions. The move back above the 50-day SMA (¥111.19) adds to the bullish view. Further gains would target the area around ¥112.00 that has acted as resistance since the end of […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Opened Lower on Monday

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Opened Lower on Monday

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Opened Lower on Monday Singapore stocks opened 0.1 per cent lower on Monday (Sept 3), with the key Straits Times Index retreating 2.32 points to 3,211.16 as at 9.03am. The field was evenly matched, with as many gainers as losers at 57 each, as some 68.8 million shares worth S$76.4 million […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Waiting for RBA policy meeting

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Waiting for RBA policy meeting

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Waiting for RBA policy meeting Current account second quarter, RBA policy meeting and cash rate decision, RBA governor Lowe speaks at a board dinner in Perth Capital Economics on pending GDP data: “The data on Australian business inventories and mining exploration mean that the risks to our forecast that GDP rose […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) continues to slump

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) continues to slump

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) continues to slump Asian stocks fell on Monday as weekend U.S.-Canada trade talks ended with no deal and data showed China’s manufacturing sector recorded the weakest growth in 14 months in August. After contentious U.S.-Canada trade talks ended on Friday with no deal to revamp the North American Free […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) equities markets closed mixed

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) equities markets closed mixed

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) equities markets closed mixed China’s equities markets closed mixed today, with shares of national defense and software companies performing well. The Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.17 percent to finish at 2,720.73 today. The barometer fell below 2,700 points in the morning trade session and narrowed its losses in the afternoon. Overall, […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade War will bring about more uncertainty

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade War will bring about more uncertainty

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade War will bring about more uncertainty The recent rally was just a technical rebound, the rebound is over.  China’s yuan has tumbled more than 6 per cent over the past three months, making it the worst performer among currencies in Asia. The Hang Sang Index ended down 0.98 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Recover Losses from Friday

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Recover Losses from Friday

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Recover Losses from Friday The ASX is tipped to correct itself and open higher after faltering at the close in anticipation of a Wall Street dip that never eventuated. Threats of US imposed tariffs on China spooked the Australian market to close 32 points lower on Friday. However, Wall […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares Drifted Lower Friday as Trade Concerns Escalated

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares Drifted Lower Friday as Trade Concerns Escalated

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares Drifted Lower Friday as Trade Concerns Escalated Singapore shares drifted lower Friday as trade concerns escalated, damping major indexes in the U.S. and across Asia. The Straits Times Index ended 0.38% lower at 3,213.48. Malaysian markets were closed for the National Day holiday. A four-day rising streak on Wall Street […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expect Some More Trade War Chatter

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expect Some More Trade War Chatter

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Expect Some More Trade War Chatter On the China front, stats include August manufacturing and service sector PMI numbers due out on Monday and Wednesday, with August trade data due out after the markets close on Saturday. The markets will be looking for signs of further weakness in the manufacturing […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Focus on Economic Data

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Focus on Economic Data

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Focus on Economic Data For the Aussie Dollar, economic data is on the heavier side, with key stats including July retail sales and 2nd quarter company profit figures on Monday, 2nd quarter GDP numbers on Wednesday, July trade figures on Thursday and home loan figures on Friday. While GDP, trade and retail sales […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Data on the Quieter Side this Week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Data on the Quieter Side this Week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Data on the Quieter Side this Week For the Japanese yen, data is on the quieter side, with key stats limited to 2nd quarter capital spending due out on Monday and July household spending figures on Friday. Direction through the week will ultimately come down to risk appetite through the week. The […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) End of Month Profit Booking

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) End of Month Profit Booking

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) End of Month Profit Booking Hong Kong share market closed down on Thursday, 30 August 2018, despite both the S&P and NASDAQ hit fresh records overnight, as investors cashed in after a healthy three-day run amid worries about the escalating Washington-Beijing trade war. At closing bell, the Hang Seng […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Rally Stalls

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Rally Stalls

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Rally Stalls Asia markets were broadly down on on Thursday afternoon after trading in positive broadly positive territory earlier in the day, as Australia’s third and fourth largest telecom operators announced plans for a merger. Down Under, the ASX 200 ended the trading day in flat territory and closed at 6,351.80. However, the […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) uptrend renewed with the recent break through 111.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) uptrend renewed with the recent break through 111.50

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) uptrend renewed with the recent break through 111.50 The Japanese yen has edged higher in the Thursday session, erasing the losses seen on Wednesday. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 111.26, down 0.38% on the day. On the release front, Japanese retail sales dropped to 1.8%, but still […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) halted the two-day winning streak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) halted the two-day winning streak

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) halted the two-day winning streak The Singapore stock market on Wednesday halted the two-day winning streak in which it had gathered more than 30 points or 1 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,245-point plateau although it’s tipped to rebound on Thursday. The global forecast for the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks pointing to more losses

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks pointing to more losses

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Stocks pointing to more losses The world-beating slump on Chinese equity markets may have more room to run, if the number of companies with stock prices below either their 200-day moving averages or book values is anything to go by. Of the 1,478 stocks on the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Caution over trade jitters returns

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Caution over trade jitters returns

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Caution over trade jitters returns The Singapore stock market has climbed higher in two straight sessions, gathering more than 30 points or 1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,245-point plateau and it tipped to open higher again on Wednesday. The global forecast for […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains capped as Chinese lenders pull back after reporting earnings

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains capped as Chinese lenders pull back after reporting earnings

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains capped as Chinese lenders pull back after reporting earnings Hong Kong stocks closed higher on Wednesday, rising for a third straight session, but gains were capped as major Chinese banks pulled back after reporting half-year earnings. The Hang Seng Index edged up 0.2 per cent, or 64.82 points, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) turns lower from SMA resistance

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) turns lower from SMA resistance

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) turns lower from SMA resistance AUD/USD has started to weaken once again following a rally into the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) resistance on the four-hour chart. The wider context shows a market that is clearly trending lower, and as such it makes sense to look out for another period of […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming USD/JPY’s break of 111.48 suggests that rebound from 109.76 is resuming. Intraday bias is back on the upside for 112.14 resistance. Note again that correction from 113.17 should have completed at 109.76 already. Break of 112.14 should target a test on […]

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