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 Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economic downturn continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economic downturn continues

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) economic downturn continues Singapore’s exports plunged to a six-year low in June, the latest in a series of brutal indicators showing China’s slowdown and the trade war with the United States are wreaking havoc on the economies of Asia’s trade hubs. The city state’s economy is considered a bellwether for the […]

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 Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading lower as investors looked to earnings and clues from policy makers for the next catalyst

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading lower as investors looked to earnings and clues from policy makers for the next catalyst

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trading lower as investors looked to earnings and clues from policy makers for the next catalyst Trading of Nifty 50 index futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates that the Nifty could fall 10 points at the opening bell. Overseas, most Asian stocks were trading lower as investors looked to earnings […]

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 Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

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 Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

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 Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares add 0.3% as Fed chief reaffirms dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares add 0.3% as Fed chief reaffirms dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares add 0.3% as Fed chief reaffirms dovish stance The local equities market, like most others, has been in a limbo since last Friday’s US jobs data exceeded expectations, sending investors second-guessing the extent of rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve. On Thursday, they were reassured of the Fed’s dovishness, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) total return for the first six months of 2019 to 10.5%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) total return for the first six months of 2019 to 10.5%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) total return for the first six months of 2019 to 10.5% Total derivatives traded volume edged up 17% YoY to 20.8 million contracts in June but fell 14% MoM as compared to the volume in May, according to an SGX report. Total securities market turnover value dipped 5% MoM to $21.9b, […]

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 Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: OPEC and allied producers led by Russia agreed last week to extend their supply-cutting deal until March 2020. Brent has risen nearly 20% in Y 2019, supported by the pact and tensions in the Middle East, especially the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips as hopes for sizeable US rate cut fade

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips as hopes for sizeable US rate cut fade

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips as hopes for sizeable US rate cut fade Diminished hopes for a sizeable interest rate cut in the United States continued to affect local counters, especially in the real estate investment trust (Reits) sector. The iEdge S-Reit 20 Index was down 1.7 per cent to 1,445.77 yesterday. Reits had been […]

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 Flat Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Notes: BoE Governor Mark Carney has said a global trade war and a no-deal BREXIT were growing risks to Britain’s economy, which might need more help to cope with a downturn. That prompted investors to increase their bets on […]

News dims hopes of aggressive Fed rate cut, sending Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down 32.58 points

News dims hopes of aggressive Fed rate cut, sending Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down 32.58 points

News dims hopes of aggressive Fed rate cut, sending Singapore: STI Index (.STI) down 32.58 points Local shares had only one way to go yesterday after the buoyant United States jobs report last Friday undercut hopes for an aggressive interest rate cut later this month. Disappointed traders sent the Straits Times Index (STI) tumbling 32.58 […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The market’s focus is Friday’s US NFPs for June, which economists expect to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May. USD firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched US NFPs report that could influence […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher as markets in the region had mixed showings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher as markets in the region had mixed showings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slightly higher as markets in the region had mixed showings Wall Street posted a record performance on Wednesday on expectations that weak economic data would lead to further interest rate cuts in the United States, but the effect was limited here. The Straits Times Index (STI) finished 4.45 points or 0.1 […]

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

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

All US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: Top representatives of the United States and China are organizing a resumption of talks for next week to try to resolve a year-long trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies, Trump Administration officials said Wednesday […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Cautious investors quick to book profit ahead of Q2 results from companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Cautious investors quick to book profit ahead of Q2 results from companies

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Cautious investors quick to book profit ahead of Q2 results from companies The week got off to a flying start for Singapore equities following a surprise outcome from the Osaka meeting between the US and China. But Monday’s gains were followed by yesterday’s flat session, with the Straits Times Index (STI) […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) the G-20 summit in Osaka fuelled optimism that trade tensions between the US and China will ease

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  the G-20 summit in Osaka fuelled optimism that trade tensions between the US and China will ease

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) the G-20 summit in Osaka fuelled optimism that trade tensions between the US and China will ease Singapore stocks resumed trading in positive territory on Monday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 41.8 points or 1.3 per cent to 3,363.45 as at 1.01pm.  This comes as the G-20 summit in Osaka […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The US and China agreed on Saturday to resume trade negotiations after President Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi when the 2 leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan. OPEC and […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Ease Notes: President Trump made clear Friday that trade is his Top priority at this G-20 Summit, as China’s Xi warned against rising protectionism and India, Japan and Russia defended multi-lateral trade rules. Investors and Traders await the meeting between […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX The Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday (June 27) announced a new organisation structure and that Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, 62, will step down as president of SGX on Oct 1 after 12 years in the role. […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Investors and Traders await the meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for signs of a de-escalation in the trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan. Just in from […]

Asian Markets Mixed

Asian Markets Mixed

Asian markets are mixed this morning as the Hang Seng gains 46 points whilst the Nikkei225 is lower by 107 points. US Consumer debt is now above those levels seen in 2008 and the Global Financial Collapse and warnings have surfaced that a housing market slump could drive global growth to a 10 year low […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why the Melt Up? The Big A: If gold remains above previous […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips on Fed’s dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips on Fed’s dovish stance

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) dips on Fed’s dovish stance Lacking catalysts, the local equities market had a cautious start to the week, and like its regional peers, saw muted market action. The Straits Times Index (STI) finished at 3,311.53, down 9.87 points, or 0.3 per cent. It was mixed across the region with markets in […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why? The Big A: If gold remains above previous highs […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May Singapore’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew 0.9 percent year-on-year in May, following the 0.8 percent increase in April, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in a joint release on Monday. The authorities attribute […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: Investors are awaiting an expected meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for any signs of a de-escalation in a trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G-20 […]

These are ‘The Best’ Airlines

These are ‘The Best’ Airlines

Skytrax has released its annual World Airline Awards, with Qatar Airways reclaiming the #1 spot from Singapore Airlines. This marks the 5th time Qatar has been honored, previously it won in Ys 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. “It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rises over news of upcoming ‘extended meeting’ between Trump and Xi

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rises over news of upcoming ‘extended meeting’ between Trump and Xi

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) rises over news of upcoming ‘extended meeting’ between Trump and Xi With news that US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set for an “extended meeting” at the G-20 summit, and dovishness from other central banks added to the mix, risk-on attitudes returned to the fore. Buoyed […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump said Tuesday he will have an extended meeting with Chinese President Xi at the G-20. The world’s 2 largest economies are in the middle of a costly trade dispute that has pressured financial markets […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Off Notes: The New York Fed said Monday that its gauge of business growth in New York state posted a record fall this month to its weakest level in more than 2.5 years, suggesting an abrupt contraction in […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) more downside risks in 2019 growth

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) more downside risks in 2019 growth

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) more downside risks in 2019 growth SINGAPORE: The slump in Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports (NODX) may not be reversed anytime soon amid an unpredictable trade conflict between the United States and China, said economists. Two watchers of the local economy have cut their full-year forecasts for NODX – the most-watched figure […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: China will release May industrial production along with retail sales and investment numbers at 0700 GMT, analysts expect any improvement from April’s downbeat readings will be mostly marginal. Economists polled by Reuters expect industrial production in China […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global economic slowdown and the China-U.S. trade war will affect this year’s developments in various sectors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global economic slowdown and the China-U.S. trade war will affect this year’s developments in various sectors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) global economic slowdown and the China-U.S. trade war will affect this year’s developments in various sectors Economists have become largely pessimistic of growth in Singapore’s manufacturing industry. The bearish forecasts were based on increasing trade protectionism around the world, particularly in the United States. In a survey released on Wednesday by […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Crude Oil surges after report of tanker incident in Gulf of Oman near Iran In Asia Gold: Gold prices advanced Thursday as demand for the safe-haven metal rose on expectations of an interest rate cut by the Fed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiment hit by poor retail sales data and lowering of growth forecast

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiment hit by poor retail sales data and lowering of growth forecast

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) sentiment hit by poor retail sales data and lowering of growth forecast Local shares picked up from where they left off on Tuesday and seemed headed for another positive finish yesterday – until the old spectre of trade tensions and the Hong Kong protests hit investor sentiment. The change in mood […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Falls, Stocks Off Notes: US Crude Oil inventories rose by 4.9-M bbl in the week ended 7 June to 482.8-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) Tuesday. That compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 481,000 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment alive

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment alive

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) risk-on sentiment alive Shares in mainland China surged on Tuesday, as a signal of an infrastructure boost from Beijing outweighed comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on the ongoing trade war between the two economic powerhouses. The Shanghai composite rose 2.58% to close at about 2,925.72 and the Shenzhen component jumped […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) prices remain under pressure as producer inflation pressures rise in line with expectations

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) prices remain under pressure as producer inflation pressures rise in line with expectations

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) prices remain under pressure as producer inflation pressures rise in line with expectations Gold prices remain under pressure as producer inflation pressures rise in line with expectations. Tuesday the U.S. Labor Department said its Producer Price Index (PPI) rose 0.1% in May, following April’s increase of 0.2%; the data were in […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump will meet Chinese President Xi on the sideline of G-20 leaders’ meeting late this month to seek compromise on trade and other economic issues. In Asia Gold: Gold held steady Tuesday after posting its biggest 1-day percentage […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business sentiment edged up slightly

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business sentiment edged up slightly

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) business sentiment edged up slightly Business sentiment among Singapore firms edged up slightly for the first time after three consecutive quarters of decline, according to the latest Business Optimism Index by the Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB). The index was +6.91 percentage points in Q3 2019, up from +5.08 percentage points […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Eased, USD Flat, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in still Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity Most Southeast Asian markets were flat on Thursday in lacklustre trade as persistent concerns about global economic activity and escalating trade wars weigh on investor sentiment. Investors were cautious after the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday warned that the Sino-U.S. tariffs could […]

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 Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” in […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Bounced Notes: USD struggled near 7 week lows Wednesday after Fed officials hinted at the possibility of an interest rate cut in the face of rising risks to trade and global growth. JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturers anxious escalation of China-US trade tension

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturers anxious escalation of China-US trade tension

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) manufacturers anxious escalation of China-US trade tension The US-China trade hostility, which is destroying growth chances in China and, by extension, Chinese demand for manufactured goods made in Singapore have made Singaporean producers jittery. Adding to this unease is the impending global collapse in technology demand which have made manufacturers in […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Fell Notes: JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X this year, a major change from its previous forecast that rates will stay on hold until the end of Y 2020. The benchmark 10-yr Treasury yield fell to its lowest […]

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, […]

Singapore Technologies Engineering HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Technologies Engineering HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd is an investment holding company. The Company is engaged in the provision of engineering and related services. It operates in four segments: Aerospace, which provides a range of maintenance and engineering services that include airframe, repair and overhaul, engine and component maintenance, and engineering design and technical services; Electronics, which specializes […]

United Overseas Bank HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank HEFFX Highlights

United Overseas Bank Limited is a bank in Asia. The Company provides financial services across the globe through its segments, which include Group Retail (GR), Group Wholesale Banking (GWB), Global Markets (GM) and Others. GR segment covers personal and small enterprise customers. GWB encompasses corporate and institutional client segments, which include medium and large enterprises, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months Activity in Singapore’s factories contracted in May for the first time in 32 months amid escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, joining a grim manufacturing outlook across Asia. Singapore’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – which measures manufacturing […]

COSCO Shipping International HEFFX Highlights

COSCO Shipping International HEFFX Highlights

COSCO Shipping International (Singapore) Co., Ltd provides logistics management services. The Company’s segments include Logistics, Property Management, Dry Bulk Shipping and Ship Repair and Marine Engineering. The Logistics segment business comprises primarily of warehousing services management, container depot services management, automotive logistics services and transportation services in Singapore. Dry Bulk Shipping segment is engaged in […]

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings HEFFX Highlights

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings HEFFX Highlights

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd. is a China-based investment holding company. The Company is also engaged in provision of agency service for shipbuilding and related activities. The Company’s segments include shipbuilding segment, investment segment, trading segment and other. The shipbuilding segment is engaged in shipbuilding, offshore marine equipment construction and ship design. The investment segment consists […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by President, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants. […]

Genting Singapore HEFFX Highlights

Genting Singapore HEFFX Highlights

Genting Singapore Ltd is an investment holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the development and operation of integrated resort, operation of casinos, provision of sales and marketing support services to leisure and hospitality related businesses and investments. It operates through leisure and hospitality operations segment within Singapore. The operations in other […]

Keppel HEFFX Highlights

Keppel HEFFX Highlights

Keppel Corporation Limited is an investment holding and management company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in offshore oil-rig construction, shipbuilding, and ship repair and conversion; environmental engineering, power generation, logistics and data centers; property development and investment, and property fund management, and investments. The Company operates in four segments: Offshore & Marine, Infrastructure, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods kicks off this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods kicks off this week

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods kicks off this week The working week kicks off with China’s tit-for-tat tariffs on US goods. The tariffs, which applies to $60 billion worth US imports, came into effect on 1 June. Foreign companies operating in China will also find out if they are included on […]

Singapore Exchange HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Exchange HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Exchange Limited is engaged in operating integrated securities exchange and derivatives exchange in Singapore and related clearing houses. The Company is engaged in providing services, such as investment holding, treasury management, provision of management and administrative services to related corporations, provision of contract processing and technology connectivity services. The Company operates through four segments: […]

Singapore Airlines Ltd HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Airlines Ltd HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Airlines Limited is engaged in passenger and cargo air transportation, engineering services, training of pilots, air charters and tour wholesaling and related activities. The Company’s segments include airline operations, engineering services, cargo operations and Others. The airline operations segment provides passenger air transportation. The engineering services segment is in the business of providing airframe […]

Singapore Telecommunications HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Telecommunications HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Telecommunications Limited is a communications company. The Company is engaged in the operation and provision of telecommunications systems and services, and investment holding. In addition, it offers Internet services and also holds frequency spectrum and license rights to install, operate and maintain mobile communication systems and services, including wireless broadband systems and services. It […]

Starhub HEFFX Highlights

Starhub HEFFX Highlights

StarHub Ltd is a Singapore-based info-communications company. The Company engaged in operation and provision of telecommunications services and other businesses relating to the info-communications industry. The Company offers a range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. It delivers Mobile, Pay television, Broadband, Fixed network services and equipment sales on […]

SIA Engineering HEFFX Highlights

SIA Engineering HEFFX Highlights

SIA Engineering Company Limited is engaged in the provision of airframe maintenance and component overhaul services, the provision of line maintenance and technical ground handling services, fleet management program and investment holdings. The Company’s segments include repair and overhaul, and line maintenance. The repair and overhaul segment provides repair and overhaul services, which include scheduled […]

Jiutian Chemical HEFFX Highlights

Jiutian Chemical 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 […]

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation HEFFX Highlights

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation HEFFX Highlights

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (the Bank) is a Singapore-based financial services company. The Bank is engaged in the business of banking, life assurance, general insurance, asset management, wealth management, investment holding, futures and stockbroking. Its segments are Global Consumer/Private Banking, Global Corporate/Investment Banking, Global Treasury and Markets, Insurance and OCBC Wing Hang. Global Consumer/Private Banking […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drops to near 5-month low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drops to near 5-month low

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) drops to near 5-month low Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday ahead of a key economic data announcement by China, with Philippines leading gains, while Singapore shares fell to a near five-month low. China’s PMI, due on Friday, is expected to have shrunk in May according to a Reuters […]

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

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

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Global stocks will continue their drive North, but an escalation of the US-China trade dispute poses the biggest risk, Reuters polls of over 200 equity strategists, analysts and fund managers from around the world found. […]

Sing., Malaysia, Vietnam Added to US Money Watch-list

Sing., Malaysia, Vietnam Added to US Money Watch-list

The US Treasury has just added Sing., Malaysia and Vietnam to a watch-list for currency (money) manipulation, putting their Fx (foreign-exchange) policies under scrutiny. Sing. (Singapore) made the list because of its large current account surplus and net foreign currency purchases of at least $17-B in Y 2018, equivalent to 4.6% of GDP, according to […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester Trade worries and growth concerns continued to fester after Wall Street returned from the Memorial Day break, which made for a sea of red across Asian equity markets, with Singapore not spared either. The Straits Times Index (STI) was trading at 3,159.63, down […]

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

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

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: US markets turned hot and fast late Tuesday with high volume trade across the board after coming off the holiday weekend. Asia, focus remains on the ongoing US-China trade dispute. President Trump said Monday that […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 0.2%, with financials dragging the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 0.2%, with financials dragging the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) fell 0.2%, with financials dragging the index Regional markets managed to get something out of a lacklustre trading day but the local bourse was dealt a losing hand by the banks. The downbeat sentiment sent the Straits Times Index (STI) down 5.45 points, or 0.17 per cent, to 3,165.32 – in […]

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

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

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Markets were subdued Monday with the financial markets in the UK and the United States being closed for Holidays. FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Notes: Trade concerns also remain high on investors’ list of concerns. President Trump said Monday that Washington […]

Genting Singapore PLC HEFFX Highlights

Genting Singapore PLC HEFFX Highlights

Genting Singapore Ltd is an investment holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the development and operation of integrated resort, operation of casinos, provision of sales and marketing support services to leisure and hospitality related businesses and investments. It operates through leisure and hospitality operations segment within Singapore. The operations in other […]

Noble Group HEFFX Highlights

Noble Group HEFFX Highlights

Noble Group Holdings Ltd is an investment holding company. The Company is located in London, the United Kingdom. Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards […]

DBS GROUP HEFFX Highlights

DBS GROUP HEFFX Highlights

DBS Group Holdings Ltd is an investment holding company. The Company performs its operation through its subsidiary, DBS Bank Ltd (the Bank), which is engaged in a range of commercial banking and financial services, principally in Asia. The Company’s operating segments include Consumer Banking/Wealth Management; Institutional Banking; Treasury, and Others. The Consumer Banking/Wealth Management segment […]

Singapore Airlines Ltd HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Airlines Ltd HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Airlines Limited is engaged in passenger and cargo air transportation, engineering services, training of pilots, air charters and tour wholesaling and related activities. The Company’s segments include airline operations, engineering services, cargo operations and Others. The airline operations segment provides passenger air transportation. The engineering services segment is in the business of providing airframe […]

Singapore Exchange HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Exchange HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Exchange Limited is engaged in operating integrated securities exchange and derivatives exchange in Singapore and related clearing houses. The Company is engaged in providing services, such as investment holding, treasury management, provision of management and administrative services to related corporations, provision of contract processing and technology connectivity services. The Company operates through four segments: […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day USA FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Flat Notes: President Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution The local market managed to reverse mid-session losses to close out Friday higher. But investors continue to tread choppy waters with caution, with sentiment still weighed down by the US-China trade spat. Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) closed at 3,169.89, up 9.17 […]

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 Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Friday after rising above $1,280 in Thursday’s session. Spot gold was steady at $1,283.56 oz by 0415 GMT, US gold futures for June were down 0.2% at 1,283.10. Gold has found a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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