Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian stocks extended gains Friday and were set for their biggest weekly rise since Y 2011 while the EUR hit a 1.5 month high as Europe’s central bank surprised with more stimulus, fuelling hopes for a global rebound. Australian shares edged lower Friday, dragged by healthcare and technology stocks, as the index eased out of […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares eased 1.6% Friday, though gained for the 5th straight week as hopes of a faster-than-expected economic recovery Down Under from C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced disruptions outweighed worries of a deepened US-China rift. The S&P/ASX 200 closed at 5,755.7 and saw its worst day in 2 wks, as markets nervously awaited a response from the […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares ended lower Thursday. The Hang Seng index closed down 0.7% to 23,132.76, after falling more than 2% mid-session to its lowest mark since 25 May. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.2%. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares was flat, the IT sector lost almost 2%, the financial […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares settled lower Wednesday as rising tensions in Hong Kong over China’s proposed security law took the shine off surging bank stocks and tempered expectations of a global economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 opened lower but recouped losses to rise 1% in intra-day trade. However, selling in the final 15 mins of trade wiped […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of the country’s annual parliament session, starting this week, that could yield more economic stimulus. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.05% at 2,885.20. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.06%, with its financial sector sub-index losing 0.07%, the Real Estate […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares fell Wednesday as cautious investors held back ahead of the country’s annual political meetings where policymakers will discuss measures to boost the economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.45% to 2,885.54. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.49%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.37%, the consumer […]

Thai Airways Bankrupt Needs to Restart

Thai Airways Bankrupt Needs to Restart

Thailand’s cash-strapped national carrier will look to undergo a restructuring through the kingdom’s bankruptcy court, premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Tuesday, as the stricken company is battered by the crash in tourism caused by the coronavirus. Thai Airways — which is 51 percent owned by the government — has long fought to stay afloat, registering losses […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan last traded up 1.6% in late Asian trade. Australian shares closed at a more than two-month high on Tuesday, led by gains in mining, energy and financial stocks, as a gradual re-opening of some economies boosted sentiment and raised hopes of a demand recovery for commodities. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares ended higher Monday as investors took hope from data showing home prices rose in April, but renewed trade tensions between Beijing and Washington At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.24% at 2,875.42. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.26%, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.06%, the consumer staples […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

The Japanese benchmark Nikkei average dipped 0.3% to 19,854.03 by the midday break, with Real Estate and other defensive sectors leading the losses. On the week, the Nikkei was down 1.6%, poised for its 1st weekly decliner in 3. The broader Topix fell 0.3% to 1,441.96 by the recess, with 66% of the 33 sector […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese shares closed lower Thursday as investors worried about a prolonged recovery in the economy, while awaiting more active stimulus policies to cushion the blow from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. The Shanghai Composite index ended 0.96% lower to 2,870.34. The blue-chip CSI300 index shed 1.08%, with its financial sector sub-index sliding 1.33%, the consumer staples […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped from a two-month high on Tuesday as concerns about further waves of coronavirus infections undermined recent optimism on economic re-openings. The Nikkei share average ended down 0.12% to 20,366.48 points, a day after it hit a 2-month high. It has risen 18.7% from a bottom hit on 19 March. The […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks shed early gains to end a tick lower Monday, amid renewed concerns over the coronavirus outbreak as Wuhan reported its 1st cluster of infections since the lockdown was lifted a month ago. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.02% at 2,894.80. The blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.09%, with its […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks closed higher Friday as investors cheered Beijing opening up its financial markets further to foreign investors. China finalised rules Thursday that scrap quotas under 2 major inbound investment programs, giving qualified foreign institutions unlimited access to Chinese stocks and bonds. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.83% at 2,895.34 and […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Asian shares pared early losses Thursday after Chinese exports proved far stronger than even Bulls imagined. Around the region, MSCI’s Asia sans Japan stock index was weaker by 0.1%, while Japan’s Nikkei index closed up 0.28%.  China stocks ended lower Thursday, as investors are still cautious on a bleak trade outlook globally that could slow […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended lower in lite trade Wednesday as investors took profits after 2 sessions of sharp gainers, with banking stocks dominating the losses. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.42% lower to 5,384.6 pts, having gained more than 3% in the past 2 sessions as the country eased coronavirus restrictions. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares Tuesday recouped some of the prior session’s sharp losses, tracking gains in broader Asia, as countries laid out plans to ease coronavirus-induced restrictions. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5% to 23,742.13 pts, having lost more than 4% Monday as US-China tensions simmer. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index gained 0.4% Tuesday. The […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares fell 5% Friday, their most in 5 wks, as risk sentiment was battered by threats of new tariffs from US President Trump Vs China. President Trump made clear his concerns about China’s role in the origin and spread of the coronavirus were taking priority over efforts to build on an initial trade agreement. […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks rallied Thursday to post their biggest monthly advance since December, after positive trial results for a drug to treat COVID-19 and downbeat data reinforced hopes of further stimulus to bolster the world’s 2nd-largest economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 1.2% at 3,912.58, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.3% higher at 2,860.08. […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares finished lower Tuesday after the Treasury said it was not working on any new stimulus packages at the moment, while the country readied to relax some restrictions amid a decline in coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% lower to 5313.1 at the close. The benchmark rose 1.5% Monday. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan rose 0.1% in early trade, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.1% ahead of an earnings heavy week. Philippine shares fell Monday following a warning that the coronavirus pandemic will likely send the economy into its first annual contraction in more than two decades this year, while financials helped […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher on Friday, but reported its first weekly loss this month, with investors now eyeing corporate results that are set to reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5% higher at 5,242.6. On the week, it shed 4.5%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Tuesday with energy-related companies taking the brunt of a collapse in Crude Oil prices, while the virus pandemic curbed any risk appetite ahead of corporate earnings. The Nikkei share average fell 1.97% to 19,280.78, slipping further from Friday’s near 6-wk high at 19,922. The broader Topix lost 1.15% to 1,415.89. China and […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

SKorean shares rose Monday as relaxation of some social distancing rules fuelled optimism about the reopening of the broader economy, with China’s interest rate cut adding to the sentiment. The Korean Won weakened, while the benchmark bond yield was up. The Seoul stock market’s main KOSPI rose 4.44 pts, or 0.23%, at 1,918.07 as of […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks gained Tuesday, after the world’s 2nd-largest economy posted better-than-expected trade data despite the coronavirus outbreak. China’s exports fell 6.6% in March from a year earlier, while imports shrank 0.9%, a better-than-expected outcome as factories restarted production, though the global coronavirus health crisis looks set to keep trade under pressure over […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose 0.47% at 19,039.91 while the broader Topix gained 0.59% at 1,411.44, extending the rally into its 3rd day. Australian shares dropped more than 2% Wednesday, as concerns of a massive economic slump due to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with an outlook downgrade on the local economy and banking sector drove […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets Update: Asia and Oceania

Asian share markets were down Thursday, clouded by the rising US coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the world’s largest economy, ahead of another likely record week of jobless claims. With hopes growing that the worst of the outbreak may have passed for China and SKorea, the […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

2020: Asian Shares Open Higher on New Chinese Monetary Policy

$MSCI, $DAX, $FTSE, $SPY Asian shares kicked off Y 2020 on a strong note Thursday, driven by Chinese markets after Beijing eased monetary policy to support its slowing economy. Investors cheered news that the United States and China will sign a trade pact on 15 January after months of negotiations between the world’s 2 largest […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Little Changed, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Headlines Asian shares mostly flat to unchanged Major currencies were little changed in early trade Crude Oil shares fall on potential limit on China investments Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease Gold: Gold prices dip as fears of widening trade war ease […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil gains, led by US WTI Crude, recession worries ease JPY stands tall Gold dips, but near 6-yr highs on rate cut hopes, trade fears Asian stocks post modest gains on Wall Street futures Gold:  Gold […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines Crude Oil dips on economic concerns after US […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares higher on China recovery, RM Yuan fixing Crude Oil off as demand outlook, trade dispute weigh Gold hanging near $1,500/oz on trade, recession concerns The .DXY, which tracks the Buck, Vs a basket of 6 […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines Asia stocks hit 6-month low as investors flee to safety Futures are now pricing in deeper interest rate cuts than before last week’s Fed meeting. The terminal US rate is seen at 1.22%, 93 bpts below the current […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines President Trump’s new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts President Trump says it is up to China to deal with Hong Kong’s riots Crude Oil prices regain ground after overnight dive Gold will see a […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Higher Headlines Asia stocks gain ahead of Fed, GBP pressured by BREXIT uncertainty, Crude Oil prices rise on expectations Fed will cut rates, Gold slips as USD climbs. Gold: Gold prices dipped Tuesday as USD rose to 2-month highs, while […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares tick higher, euro near 2-month lows before ECB decision Crude Oil advances on Gulf tensions, but demand concerns cap gainers Gold steadies ahead of ECB decision; firm USD caps appeal Fed to cut rates for […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

NASA to Send Probe to Saturn’s Moon for Clues on Human Origins

NASA to Send Probe to Saturn’s Moon for Clues on Human Origins

NASA plans to send Dragonfly, a drone, to Saturn’s biggest Moon, Titan, the agency said Thursday, announcing the space agency’s latest high-profile mission to explore the solar system for clues on humanity’s origins. “Today I am proud to announce that our next New Frontiers mission, Dragonfly, will explore Saturn’s largest moon, Titan,” NASA administrator Jim […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

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 […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will address Conservative Party lawmakers, possibly to set out a timetable for her departure, to win support for her 2X-rejected BREXIT deal as the Parliament prepares to vote on a variety of possible options. A senior International Monetary Fund […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated BREXIT deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday, but warned UK lawmakers would not get a 3rd chance to endorse it. Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Ranged, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Lower In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China scheduled to run through Friday.The United States has used tariffs as leverage to demand Beijing make major structural policy changes, including ending the forced transfer of American technology, fully enforcing intellectual property rights, and […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) records lower than expected November trade surplus of $1.9 billion

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) records lower than expected November trade surplus of $1.9 billion

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) records lower than expected November trade surplus of $1.9 billion The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures reveal Australia’s November trade surplus of $1.9 billion was lower than expected.Australia exported $1.9 billion more than last month, down from a $2 billion surplus in October. According to ABS figures, in trend terms, the […]

Infireum: Asia’s Stablecoin

Infireum: Asia’s Stablecoin

Infireum: Asia’s Stablecoin Stablecoins are all the rage and in Asia Infireum is making it’s mark as the stablecoin to own. A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency designed to minimize the price volatility. Stablecoins are used as stores of value or units of account, as well as in other use cases where volatile cryptocurrencies may be […]

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 […]

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports China has reassured the world that its stance on encouraging imports will not change, a major development strategy that will not only help domestic industrial upgrades but also stimulate global economic growth. A slew of incentives will be taken to further boost imports, the State Council, China’s cabinet, […]

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia

Thailand Asserts Financial Leadership in Southeast Asia Thailand is forming and leading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a Summit in Bangkok Saturday to counter reliance on China and the other Asian giants. The fund, which Thailand will jointly manage with 4 countries in the […]

China and ASEAN Move Closer

China and ASEAN Move Closer

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will expand cooperation in various fields and forge a closer community with a shared future, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday. He made the remarks while holding talks with Secretary-General of ASEAN Lim Jock Hoi in Beijing. China and ASEAN would […]

Asian Markets Rally

Asian Markets Rally

Asian markets built on their latest rally Thursday as investors tracked another strong lead from Wall Street, with fresh upbeat US data reinforcing optimism in the global outlook, overshadowing simmering trade concerns. The euro also continued its recovery from last week’s Italy-fuelled plunge, with the European Central Bank’s top economist said it would discuss winding […]

Cambodia: Economic Outlook

Cambodia: Economic Outlook

Cambodia has seen rapid development in transport infrastructure, energy, trade, investment, construction and real estate, and tourism in the last five years, officials and experts said. Chan Sophal, director of the Center for Policy Studies, said he had observed that the government had worked actively to develop these sectors in its fifth term (2013-2018), which […]

Strong Corporate Results in the Philippines

Strong Corporate Results in the Philippines

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) chalked up P6.25 billion in net income for the first quarter, flat versus the same period last year, on higher expenses from technology investments and rollout of microfinance branches. For the first quarter, however, BPI’s net profit exceeded the P5.9-billion bottomline level both reported by industry rivals BDO […]

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN

China and Indonesia Deal Helps ASEAN Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s official visit to Indonesia next week, experts said stable ties between the two major developing economies will also enhance China’s cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In recent years, China and Indonesia have seen frequent high-level exchanges, enhancing political mutual […]

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?”

People are Asking, “Is there more trade pressure coming against China?” Clearly, US President Trump believes that his Administration’s trade threats against China are working and now there is talk of plans to focus on new tariffs and possible blocks to Chinese tech investment in the US. According to an article Thursday in the WS-J, siting […]

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management 

Wealth Management HEFFX has become one of Asia’s leading financial services companies with interests in Publishing, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Mining, Retail, Transport and Agriculture that span every continent of the world. Our partners have unprecedented experience in Equities, Banking, Private Equity, Trading and Funds Management. Managing and Protecting wealth for our clients […]

Presidents Trump and Putin Meet, “will get to know each other better…”

Presidents Trump and Putin Meet, “will get to know each other better…”

Presidents Trump and Putin Meet, “will get to know each other better…” “We seem to have a very good feeling for each other, a good relationship considering we don’t know each other well,” President Trump said on the sidelines of the Asia Summit after a brief meeting with President Putin. Talking after their meeting, President […]

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.”

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.”

President Trump, “… the US will not be taken advantages of on trade.” Friday, President Donald Trump warned that the US would no longer “turn a blind eye” to trade abuses. “From this day forward we will compete on a fair and equal basis,” President Trump told a gathering of CEOs on the sidelines of […]

No Private Meeting for Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam

No Private Meeting for Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam

No Private Meeting for Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam US President Donald Trump will not have a separate meeting with Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vietnam, the White House said Friday. Presidents Trump and Putin are both attending the APEC Summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang. “Regarding a Putin meeting, […]

UN Security Council Pushing Rohingya Muslim #FAKENEWS in Myanmar

UN Security Council Pushing Rohingya Muslim #FAKENEWS in Myanmar

UN Security Council Pushing Rohingya Muslim #FAKENEWS in Myanmar It is true that in the past month over half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar the UN says they are trying to escape an orchestrated campaign of violence described by the UN as “ethnic cleansing.” The reality is Myanmar is responding to a series […]

Rohingya Muslims Leave Mass Graves in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims Leave Mass Graves in Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims Leave Mass Graves in Myanmar While the #FAKENEWS of the “Rohingya Muslim” crisis the reality is the Rohingya Muslim have been on a murderous rampage in the region. Bodies of 45 Hindus have been discovered in three mass graves in the Myanmar’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, the officials said blaming Muslim insurgents for […]

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization

President Trump Challenges China and Globalization BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 588, September 15, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) marks a fundamental change from Barack Obama’s priorities. It could also create a policy vacuum in Asia, as the US is no longer the driving force behind regional […]

e-Commerce Boosts China-ASEAN Trade

e-Commerce Boosts China-ASEAN Trade

e-Commerce Boosts China-ASEAN Trade One of the Key solutions is to expanding business in China is online.  e-Commerce can add billions of RMB Yuan companies sales every month. An increasing number of companies in ASEAN are seeing e-Commerce as a new growth engine for China-ASEAN trade. e-Commerce giants are also trying to tap into a […]

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US economy expanded at a moderate pace in July through mid-August, but signs of an acceleration in inflation are muted, the latest survey conducted by the Fed showed Wednesday. “Prices rose modestly overall across the country,” the central bank said in its Beige […]

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage

Xi Sailing BRICS’ Ship on Epic Voyage $GS, $CNY, $LNGVY, $BABA In stormy waters it is common for fishermen in Southeast China to set out to sea in groups. Each boat has its own Captain, but they will discuss fishing strategies when they return from a voyage. Over cans of beer, they argue but soon […]

Wanda Realm Resort Langkawi

Wanda Realm Resort Langkawi

The Tropicana Cenang, Langkawi project is set to become a world-class tourist destination as well as a family hub for leisure and entertainment Property developer, Cenang Resort will transform Tropicana Cenang into a high-end seafront resort-living lifestyle mixed development The 350-room hotel, Wanda Realm Resort Langkawi will be managed by Wanda Hotels & Resorts, a […]

Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX:ABL) HEFFX Highlights

Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX:ABL) HEFFX Highlights

Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ASX:ABL) HEFFX Highlights A technical indicator to check out is the Williams Percent Range or Williams %R. Currently, Abilene Oil and Gas Ltd (ABL.AX)’s Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R is calculated at 0.00. The Williams %R can be an effective momentum indicator to help measure overbought/oversold levels. […]

World War 3: US Must Rid North Korea of Nuclear Weapons

World War 3: US Must Rid North Korea of Nuclear Weapons

World War 3: US Must Rid North Korea of Nuclear Weapons North Korea is accelerating its drive to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the US regards this as a “clear and present danger,” US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security conference […]

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession The US is decisively in a growth rate cycle upturn, which began last year just after the Presidential  election. Very savvy BCA Research Chief Economist Martin Barnes and ECRI Co-founder Lakshman Achuthan provided an outlook of the US economy that surely contradicts the consensus sentiment of […]

Bangkok, Bomb Blast at Hospital Wounded 24 People Monday

Bangkok, Bomb Blast at Hospital Wounded 24 People Monday

Bangkok, Bomb Blast at Hospital Wounded 24 People Monday A bomb blast at a hospital in the Thai capital, Bangkok, wounded 24 people Monday, the 3rd Anni of the Y 2014 military coup. There was no claim of responsibility for the blast at the Phramongkutklao Hospital, which is popular with soldiers and their families and […]

President Trump “Willing to Engage” North Korea to Avoid World War 3

President Trump “Willing to Engage” North Korea to Avoid World War 3

President Trump “Willing to Engage” North Korea to Avoid World War 3 Thursday, US President Donald Trump told South Korea’s Presidential envoy that Washington is willing to try to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement. President Trump has said “a major, major conflict” with North Korea is possible and all options are on […]

Thailand Stocks: Energy Earth PCL (BKK:EARTH) Under Pressure

Thailand Stocks: Energy Earth PCL (BKK:EARTH) Under Pressure

Thailand Stocks: Energy Earth PCL (BKK:EARTH) Under Pressure Energy Earth PCL (BKK:EARTH) is under substantial pressure at the moment however the stock is reading as oversold in here, if it can hold this range now it may well be able to recover. The company almost doubled revenue but took a beating at the profit level […]

Thailand to Benefit from Growing China – Russia Trade

Thailand to Benefit from Growing China – Russia Trade

Thailand to Benefit from Growing China – Russia Trade The rapidly growing China/Russia Trade deals will drive economic growth throughout ASEAN, Thailand with it’s strong manufacturing and agricultural base is one of the countries with the most to gain in the changing nature of global trade. The Thai-China rail link will become a major trade […]

Carabao Group PCL (BKK:CBG) Upgraded to Buy at HEFFX

Carabao Group PCL (BKK:CBG) Upgraded to Buy at HEFFX

Carabao Group PCL (BKK:CBG) Upgraded to Buy at HEFFX Carabao Group PCL (BKK:CBG) has been upgraded to a Buy at HEFFX with a 2018 target of B100. Carabao Daeng became the main sponsors of English Football League Championship side Reading F.C. Renewing their contract as Reading’s primary sponsor in June 2016 until the summer of […]

Top Asian Stocks to Own Now

Top Asian Stocks to Own Now

Top Asian Stocks to Own Now E-commerce powerhouses in China are extremely bullish about strengthening trade ties and invigorating economic activities in economies along the Belt and Road Initiative, industry observers said. They said that as fast-growing mobile and internet usage propels consumer spending, an ever-widening array of “Made in China” items will be at […]

Thai Stocks: HEFFX Initiates Coverage of Apex Development Public Company Limited (BKK:APX)

Thai Stocks: HEFFX Initiates Coverage of Apex Development Public Company Limited (BKK:APX)

Thai Stocks: HEFFX Initiates Coverage of Apex Development Public Company Limited (BKK:APX) HEFFX Rating Must Own HEFFX Target 3 Baht in 2018 Apex Development Public Company Limited is a Thailand-based company engaged in the real estate development business. It is primarily involved in the development of condominium and hotel properties. The Company develops residential properties […]

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks HEFFX rate Thailand as one the prime emerging market economies for long term investing. The Stock Exchange of Thailand is a well regulated venue for the foreign investor and home to many quality companies. The outlook for Thailand is strong. Over the last four decades, Thailand has made […]

World War 3: North Korea Vs The CIA

World War 3: North Korea Vs The CIA

World War 3: North Korea Vs The CIA CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jung-un North Korea has stepped up it’s claim that the CIA hired a hitman to kill their beloved leader as the World War 3 rhetoric heats up. Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called all foreign diplomats in Pyongyang on […]

Inside the Singapore Cellos Scandal

Inside the Singapore Cellos Scandal

Inside the Singapore Cellos Scandal 12 year old $100 billion Australian software company with over 200 high level software engineers including 9 PHD’s and 65 Masters, and holding 40 patents, destroyed by former British Telecoms engineer. A former British Telecoms software engineer has destroyed a $100billion advanced software technology Australian company Cellos Software Limited. When […]

Islamic Terrorists Strike Thailand

Islamic Terrorists Strike Thailand

Islamic Terrorists Strike Thailand At least 56 people were injured when two terrorists bombs exploded in Thailand. The bombs were detonated at the Big C Supercenter in Muang district on Tuesday afternoon. The 1st device hit at 2.10pm and the second shortly after. Another bomb was located at Diana department store in Muang district, Pol […]

Business Leaders in Asia Optimistic but Cautious

Business Leaders in Asia Optimistic but Cautious

Business Leaders in Asia Optimistic but Cautious YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organisation in the world, reported today that confidence among business leaders in Asia rose in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2017), reaching a two-year high. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Asia increased for the second consecutive quarter, gaining 2.1 […]

Jakarta Moves Toward Fundamentalism as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama Guilty of Blasphemy

Jakarta Moves Toward Fundamentalism as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama Guilty of Blasphemy

Jakarta Moves Toward Fundamentalism as Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama Guilty of Blasphemy Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has been found guilty of Blasphemy and sentenced to 2 years in prison, a clear indication that Jakarta is leading Indonesia down the dark road to Islamic fundamentalism. The trial has been widely seen as a […]

Asian Trading Update: Rally Extends

Asian Trading Update: Rally Extends

Asian Trading Update: Rally Extends Markets had been given a positive lead from New York, where all three main indexes ended with healthy gains, with the Nasdaq posting yet another record, following a better-than-expected jobs reading. The economy added an estimated 211,000 net new positions in April wle the unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, […]

China: Economy on Solid Ground

China: Economy on Solid Ground

China: Economy on Solid Ground China’s recent economic moderation is a natural consequence of its economic restructuring, and the country’s solid growth momentum remains uninterrupted in the longer term, Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada said on May 7. China is doing the right things to maintain financial stability and control cross-border capital flows, […]

Investing in Asia: Belt and Road Initiative will Drive E-commerce

Investing in Asia: Belt and Road Initiative will Drive E-commerce

Investing in Asia: Belt and Road Initiative will Drive E-commerce E-commerce powerhouses in China are extremely bullish about strengthening trade ties and invigorating economic activities in economies along the Belt and Road Initiative, industry observers said. They said that as fast-growing mobile and internet usage propels consumer spending, an ever-widening array of “Made in China” […]

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise There is no reason to compromise high standards when it comes to production and/or personal interactions, Harmony is Key. This is an outline some of HeffX’s expertise in Asia business dealings. Whether you operate in the businesses of manufacturing, services, or in the for-profit education industry arenas, growth brings opportunity. […]

Asian Market Points to Lower Open on Wall Street

Asian Market Points to Lower Open on Wall Street

Asian Market Points to Lower Open on Wall Street Asian stock markets slipped and the dollar held its ground today after the US Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of the U.S. economy reinforced expectations for more interest rate increases later this year. European shares rose after an index of economic activity rose to a six-year high. […]

Travel Thailand: Vogue Lounge Bangkok

Travel Thailand: Vogue Lounge Bangkok

Travel Thailand: Vogue Lounge Bangkok Our Travel Thailand section contains some of best Places to dine and party in Bangkok, and the Vogue Lounge certainly qualifies. The world’s first VOGUE Lounge is a new destination for the highest quality food, classic cocktails and contemporary music. The VOGUE Lounge cuisine is presented in bite-sized servings created by […]

SET Index (INDEXBKK:SET) Thailand HEFFX Trading Outlook (Looking Neutral)

SET Index (INDEXBKK:SET) Thailand HEFFX Trading Outlook (Looking Neutral)

SET Index (INDEXBKK:SET) Thailand HEFFX Trading Outlook (Looking Neutral) Thailand’s economy has expanded around 3.3 percent in the second quarter, outperforming forecasts which had puts growth at 1.7 percent. Bad loans are an issue in Thailand, they have prompted warnings from brokerages including Nomura Securities Co and Goldman Sachs Group. The benchmark SET Index dropped […]

World War 3: The Danger Mounts

World War 3: The Danger Mounts

World War 3: The Danger Mounts The US has deployed a fleet in the vicinity of North Korea, and Trump has said that a “major, major conflict” with Kim’s regime is possible. At the same time, the US has been calling for “painful” sanctions against North Korea and asked other countries to suspend diplomatic relations […]

World War 3: North Korea Seeks ASEAN Help

World War 3: North Korea Seeks ASEAN Help

World War 3: North Korea Seeks ASEAN Help North Korea is asking for support from the ASEAN to help prevent what it called a “nuclear holocaust,” at the same time US President Donald Trump has warned of the possibility of a “major conflict” in the Korean Peninsula if diplomacy fails. Donald Trump meanwhile told Reuters […]

Malaysia Remains a Solid Economy

Malaysia Remains a Solid Economy

Malaysia is a highly open, upper-middle income economy. Malaysia was one of 13 countries identified by the Commission on Growth and Development in its Growth Report to have recorded average growth of more than 7 percent per year for 25 years or more. Economic growth was inclusive, as Malaysia also succeeded in nearly eradicating poverty. From an economy dominated by […]

Real Estate: One Bangkok is a Stunning Development

Real Estate: One Bangkok is a Stunning Development

Real Estate: One Bangkok is a Stunning Development A once-in-a-generation development, One Bangkok is a fully integrated district ideally located in prime central Bangkok at the corner of Wireless Road and Rama IV, right next to Lumphini Park, with unsurpassed accessibility through direct connections to the MRT. Starting with a comprehensive master plan and iconic […]