Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asian markets ease after May’s Brexit vote defeat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asian markets ease after May’s Brexit vote defeat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Asian markets ease after May’s Brexit vote defeat Asia markets took a break on Wednesday, as investors assessed and looked for direction after the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected its Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Markets also tuckered out from the earlier growth stimulus announcement from China. Britain’s Members of […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors now focus on a no-confidence vote on May’s government by Britain’s parliament

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors now focus on a no-confidence vote on May’s government by Britain’s parliament

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors now focus on a no-confidence vote on May’s government by Britain’s parliament Asian shares ended mostly higher on Wednesday even as the U.K. House of Commons voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a crushing margin, stoking fresh uncertainty. Investors now focus on a no-confidence vote […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Steady Stocks Steady including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks: Goldman Sachs (GS) will be in focus Wednesday Expectations are low with profits for US companies forecast to rise 6.4%, down from an 1 October estimate of 10.2% and a big fall from 2018’s tax cut-fueled gainer of more […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Beijing pledges a mix of tax breaks to help businesses

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Beijing pledges a mix of tax breaks to help businesses

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Beijing pledges a mix of tax breaks to help businesses Hong Kong and China stocks shot up Tuesday, after the Chinese government pledged tax cuts to boost manufacturing and small enterprises amid a slowing economy and the US-China trade war. The Hang Seng Index surged 2 per cent, or […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors Singapore’s export-driven economy is among the most vulnerable in the ongoing U.S.-China trade conflict, but major investors said its stock market could deliver attractive returns this year. “It’s very attractive and that’s one of the reasons why we’re actually overweight Singapore relative to other Asian equities,” Kelvin Tay, […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) this week. Monday, Citigroup (C) beat profit estimates. The bank’s shares rose 4.0% and bolstered the S&P financial […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends six-day stretch of gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends six-day stretch of gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends six-day stretch of gains Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai fell and the yuan declined as China’s weakest trade data since 2016 fueled concern about the impact of a dispute with the U.S. and slowing economy. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.4 percent, ending a six-day run of […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Lower sans Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from Citigroup (C) due Monday followed by JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) later in the week. Expectations are low with profits for US companies […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120.01. The projected upper bound is: 3,290.82. The projected lower bound is: 3,113.67. The projected closing price is: […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) focus for local investors will be offshore this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) focus for local investors will be offshore this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) focus for local investors will be offshore this week Australian shares are poised to start the week on a positive note as investors await the start of the US reporting season for a read on the outlook for corporate profits. ASX futures up 15 points. The Australian dollar edged […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices climbed Friday as USD retreated on expectations the Fed will pause interest rate hikes if the US economy slows this year, while investors awaited news on progress in the US-Chinatrade talks. Spot gold rose 0.6% to $1,293.55 oz as at 0604 GMT, heading […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) firm on continued trade optimism and surging crude oil prices

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) firm on continued trade optimism and surging crude oil prices

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) firm on continued trade optimism and surging crude oil prices The Hong Kong stock market has climbed higher in four straight sessions, gathering almost 1,400 points or 5.5 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just above the 26,460-point plateau and it’s expected to open higher […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market settles after rallying on US-China trade hopes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market settles after rallying on US-China trade hopes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) market settles after rallying on US-China trade hopes Asian markets were mostly lower Thursday as U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of talks in Beijing without significant breakthroughs. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index, which closed up 1.1 percent on Wednesday, retreated 1.4 percent to 20,141.93. The Kospi in South Korea […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lower-than-expected Chinese inflation data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lower-than-expected Chinese inflation data

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lower-than-expected Chinese inflation data Asia markets mostly slipped on Thursday following lower-than-expected Chinese inflation data while investors digested the conclusion of a three-day trade negotiation between the Beijing and Washington. Mainland Chinese markets, watched by investors in relation to the ongoing trade war, experienced a turbulent trading day that saw […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Thursday as expectations that the Fed will pause its rate tightening cycle this year. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,295.84 oz as of 0556 GMT, hanging near Friday’s at $1,298.42, a mark last seen in mid-June 2018. US gold futures gained […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) optimism around the United States and China moving closer to a trade deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) optimism around the United States and China moving closer to a trade deal

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) optimism around the United States and China moving closer to a trade deal China stocks closed higher on Wednesday on optimism around the United States and China moving closer to a trade deal, and Beijing encouraging consumer spending amid economic slowdown. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 1.0 percent at […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ride out any volatility in 2019 while positioning for a market recovery

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ride out any volatility in 2019 while positioning for a market recovery

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) ride out any volatility in 2019 while positioning for a market recovery In a year beset by trade conflicts, weakening growth in China and Brexit uncertainties, Singapore’s Straits Times Index lost 9.8 per cent, but still outperformed the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index in 2018. Singapore stocks are poised to extend gains […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) progress toward ending their trade war and a Beijing official indicated new policies are coming to boost domestic consumption

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) progress toward ending their trade war and a Beijing official indicated new policies are coming to boost domestic consumption

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) progress toward ending their trade war and a Beijing official indicated new policies are coming to boost domestic consumption The Hang Seng Index rose 2.3 per cent, or 586.87 points, to 26,462.32, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index gained 2.2 per cent, or 224.47 points, to 10,358.21. On […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors Cautious

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors Cautious

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Investors Cautious China stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Life Insurance, Media and Software & Computer Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite declined 0.26%, while the SZSE Component index fell 0.12%. The best performers of the session […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets uncertain about Sino-U.S. trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets uncertain about Sino-U.S. trade deal

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets uncertain about Sino-U.S. trade deal Asian stock markets closed mixed Tuesday, as investors watched the second day of trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. While the midlevel talks, held in Beijing, were not expected to produce a deal, there was hope that they would lead to higher-level negotiations that […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) improved market sentiment

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) improved market sentiment

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) improved market sentiment Most markets in Asia opened higher on Tuesday as investor sentiment improved on the back of the positive trade talks between the United States (US) and China. Earlier cautious comments coming from the US Federal Reserve on future rate hikes also continued to provide relief to […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Lower Crude Oil Stable Stocks Dip In Asia Note: Presidents Trump to speak to the Nation Tuesday on Key issues of national security. Gold: Gold held steady Tuesday as bets on a pause in US interest rate hikes and hopes of a US-China trade deal put pressure on USD, but an improved risk appetite capped gains for the […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investor sentiment picked up slightly

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investor sentiment picked up slightly

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investor sentiment picked up slightly Stocks in Asia gained on Monday as investor sentiment picked up slightly amid a new round of trade negotiations between the United States and China in Beijing. Japan’s Nikkei 225 bounced 2.44 percent to close at 20,038.97 while the Topix jumped 2.81 percent to […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bulls are hoping that the U.S. and China can come to a trade agreement

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bulls are hoping that the U.S. and China can come to a trade agreement

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bulls are hoping that the U.S. and China can come to a trade agreement U.S. stock indexes took confident steps forward as tariff talks began in China. Negotiators are meeting in Beijing in an attempt to end a nine-month standoff on trade. The Nasdaq rambled 1.4% higher, while the S&P […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) technology firms again in the firing line

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) technology firms again in the firing line

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) technology firms again in the firing line Hong Kong stocks opened with more losses Friday following another steep drop on Wall Street, with technology firms again in the firing line after Apple’s shock decision to slash its December quarter revenue forecast. The Hang Seng Index eased 0.47 percent, or […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rebound as Asia advances

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rebound as Asia advances

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rebound as Asia advances Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,111.31. The projected upper bound is: 3,149.67. The projected lower bound is: 2,969.88. The projected closing price is: 3,059.77. Candlesticks A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war with the US, appears to be easing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war with the US, appears to be easing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war with the US, appears to be easing China’s stock market could bounce back and reverse its year-long lackluster performance in 2019, as problems that rattled investors’ confidence, including small and medium-sized companies’ financing difficulties and the lingering trade war with the US, appear to be easing, analysts said.  […]

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher In Asia Gold:  Gold prices scaled a more than 6-month highs Thursday as worries about a global economic slowdown and volatility in equities boosted safe-haven buying, while a weaker USD offered support. Spot gold touched its highest mark since 15 June at $1,290.09, and was trading up 0.3% at $1,288.43 […]

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Down USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher Notes: Selling pressure on US stocks fading, positive sentiment recovering. The Big Q: Will stock markets can sustain their recovery at the start of the New Year? Notes: Cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Trump in a congratulatory […]

Hong Kong Holiday Spending Shows the Shift to Online Retailers

Hong Kong Holiday Spending Shows the Shift to Online Retailers

Economic growth should continue its momentum in 2019, albeit at a slower rate, while the transition from bricks-and-mortar to online retailing will continue to gather pace, according to a worldwide study of year-end sales released today by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The report collected retail figures to analyse the year-end sales performance […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Off Crude Oil Choppy Stocks Higher Notes: Selling pressure on US equities is beginning to fade, but the VIX is still around 29 with investor risk sentiment still recovering. The CBOE Volatility Index rose mid-week to 36, its highest mark since early February. It has since pulled back to 29, still above a recent […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) vulnerable to a correction towards 2,641.17

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) vulnerable to a correction towards 2,641.17

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) vulnerable to a correction towards 2,641.17 Chinese shares marked their lowest close in four years on Thursday, dragged down by Sinopec which fell after Reuters reported that the state-owned oil giant had suspended two top executives at its trading arm.  The Shanghai Composite index fell 0.6 per cent to 2,483.09 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rise sharply

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rise sharply

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) shares rise sharply Singapore stocks opened higher on Thursday (Dec 27), with the Straits Times Index gaining 1.5 per cent or 43.68 points to 3,054.83 as at 9am, reversing the previous session’s losses. Gainers outnumbered losers 125 to 15, after 46.7 million shares worth $40.3 million changed hands. Among the most […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks give up early gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks give up early gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks give up early gains An incredible day on Wall Street, which saw major indexes finishing at least 5% higher, spurred Asian stock gains Thursday as some traders returned from a Christmas break. U.S. markets were, however, indicating a pullback in the Thursday session. Stock markets also got a […]

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Flat USD Off Crude Oil Lower Asian Stocks Higher Notes: There was no single trigger for the overnight relief rally on Wall Street, though a Mastercard Inc report that sales during the US holiday shopping season rose the most in 6 years in Y 2018 helped allay concerns about the health of the US economy There […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lingering worries about the economy and caution over persisting US political uncertainties

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lingering worries about the economy and caution over persisting US political uncertainties

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) lingering worries about the economy and caution over persisting US political uncertainties China stocks slipped on Wednesday amid lingering worries about the economy and caution over persisting US political uncertainties, as a federal government shutdown and President Donald Trump’s hostile stance towards the Federal Reserve unnerved investors.  The blue-chip CSI300 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) brace for possible wild ride

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) brace for possible wild ride

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) brace for possible wild ride Hong Kong traders are bracing themselves for what could be a wild session when trading resumes Thursday, following days of drama building out of the US that sparked a bloodbath on Wall Street and in Tokyo. The Hong Kong market has been closed since […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits near 2-month low as most Southeast Asia markets fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits near 2-month low as most Southeast Asia markets fall

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits near 2-month low as most Southeast Asia markets fall Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell tracking their global peers with Singapore taking the maximum hit on Wednesday (Dec 26), as continued concerns over political uncertainty in the US prompted investors to steer clear of riskier assets. Local trading volumes were largely […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Soft, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Soft, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Soft Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Higher  Note: US President Trump, could shut down the government Friday, as Senate did not vote to fund The Wall at the southern border, Congress reconvenes Wednesday. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Monday, holding ground near a 6-month high hit last week, as investors are still concerned about political […]

S&P 500 off 15%, EM’s to the Rescue

S&P 500 off 15%, EM’s to the Rescue

$SPY Over the past 3 months the S&P 500 Index (SPY)has declined 15%, and is approaching Bear market territory, but MSCI’s gauge of developing-nation shares declined just 7.2%. Several factors have turned favorable for EMs (emerging markets) according to the data. The fact that defensive stocks are leading S&P 500 gains could signal a weaker […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s central bank decided to keep short-term borrowing rates steady

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s central bank decided to keep short-term borrowing rates steady

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China’s central bank decided to keep short-term borrowing rates steady The mainland Chinese markets were mixed on the day, with the Shanghai composite slipping 0.52 percent to close at about 2,536.27 and the Shenzhen composite recovering from earlier losses to end the trading day up by 0.202 percent at around […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in line with a weaker Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in line with a weaker Wall Street

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) in line with a weaker Wall Street Singapore stocks suffered a kneejerk fall at the opening bell on Thursday morning (Dec 20) but pared losses within minutes of trading. At 9am, the Straits Times Index was down as much as 0.56 per cent or 16.98 points at 3,041.67 in line with […]

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Off  Notes: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announce its interest rate stance Wednesday, the market sold off. In Asia Gold: Gold prices steadied on Thursday, after shedding half a percent in the previous session as the Fed delivered a less-dovish outlook on monetary tightening than many wanted and had […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Halts Losing Streak

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Halts Losing Streak

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Halts Losing Streak The Hong Kong stock market has fallen lower in three straight trading days, sliding almost 700 points or 2.7 percent in that span. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 25,815-point plateau, although it figures to get a lift from bargain hunters on Wednesday. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) healthcare shares extended their plunge over fears of a potential new drug procurement policy

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) healthcare shares extended their plunge over fears of a potential new drug procurement policy

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) healthcare shares extended their plunge over fears of a potential new drug procurement policy China stocks slid on Wednesday as healthcare shares extended their plunge over fears of a potential new drug procurement policy, while the energy sector was hit by a steep drop in crude oil prices.  The blue-chip […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) hit by a double whammy of policy disappointment in China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) hit by a double whammy of policy disappointment in China

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) hit by a double whammy of policy disappointment in China Hong Kong stocks slipped on Tuesday, hit by a double whammy of policy disappointment in China and depressing share prices across the region. The Hang Seng index fell 1.1 percent to 25,814.25, while the Hang Seng China Enterprises index […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Xi’s speech disappoints; focus now on policy meeting

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Xi’s speech disappoints; focus now on policy meeting

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Xi’s speech disappoints; focus now on policy meeting Chinese stocks ended lower on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping offered no specific support measures for the economy in a closely watched speech marking 40 years of market liberalisation, adding to pressure from faltering shares in other Asian markets and the United […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Cautious  Notes: We do not believe OPEC cuts will work this time around with Qatar going out and Iran refusing to cut, and there is a Big Q is when Russia will go to its agreed production level. US shale oil production will continue to increase. So, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) down more than 20% this year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) down more than 20% this year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) down more than 20% this year Shares in China have outperformed their U.S. counterparts since Beijing and Washington agreed to hold fire in their trade battle, reversing a pattern that has held for most of this year. Calm has returned to China’s stock markets after a dismal and volatile year, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remain cautious

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remain cautious

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors remain cautious Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Monday, as investors remained cautious after the region’s biggest trading partner China posted disappointing economic data on Friday, while dismal regional data added to woes. On the upside, the Singapore benchmark index bucked the weak trend to close 1.2% higher, […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock market faces continued headwinds in 2019

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock market faces continued headwinds in 2019

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stock market faces continued headwinds in 2019 Hong Kong stocks are closing out a rough year and the outlook for 2019 remains largely negative, according to analysts and investors. Headwinds from a weakening economy in China, the Beijing-Washington trade war, concerns about signs of emerging U.S. weakness and an expected slowdown […]

Asia Upbeat as Markets Open

Asia Upbeat as Markets Open

Asian markets mostly rose Monday as traders look ahead to a key meeting of the Federal Reserve, and a Chinese policy-setting conference this week. However, there is still caution on trading floors after Friday’s sharp sell-off fuelled by concerns over China’s economy, and despite a tweet from Donald Trump suggesting a trade deal could be […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets are preparing for the final round of central bank meetings for the year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets are preparing for the final round of central bank meetings for the year

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) markets are preparing for the final round of central bank meetings for the year Australian shares are set to open lower after Wall Street plunged on the back of weak economic data from China and ongoing Brexit frustration. Markets are preparing for the final round of central bank meetings for […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) index falls on weak China data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) index falls on weak China data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) index falls on weak China data Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday after a set of weak data from the region’s biggest trade partner China signalled at concerns around global economic slowdown and apprehensions over Washington and Beijing’s trade negotiations. China’s November retail sales grew at the weakest […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) rising diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) rising diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) rising diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Ottawa Stocks in Hong Kong and China fell in morning trading on Friday on the back of weak November economic data and rising diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Ottawa. The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 1.4 per cent, or 372.24 points, to 26,152.11 […]

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers was unchanged this quarter after slipping for three consecutive surveys, central bank data showed on Friday. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan report — a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in its December survey. The reading was unchanged from the previous […]

President Trump Leads, Xi Makes Good on Promises, America Wins

President Trump Leads, Xi Makes Good on Promises, America Wins

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SOY, $VXX China resumed buying US Soybean, bringing some relief to farmers in the US heartland as President Xi works toward a trade deal with his American counterpart. The giant Asian commodity importer bought 2-M tonnes of American Soybean (SOY) over the past 24 hrs, with shipments expected to occur sometime […]

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today published its annual export forecast, saying it expects Hong Kong exports to increase 5% in value and 3% in volume in 2019. Meanwhile, the latest HKTDC Export Index for the fourth quarter of 2018, also published today, edged down slightly on the previous quarter, showing that exporters […]

Asian Markets Rally as Trade Deal Looks Set

Asian Markets Rally as Trade Deal Looks Set

Asian markets enjoyed more gains Thursday as investors are cheered by the more conciliatory noises from China and the US on trade, while uncertainty over Brexit continued to pressure the pound. While the tariffs row between Beijing and Washington is far from being resolved, there is a lot more optimism on trading floors this week […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) various news reports point to a possible easing of tensions

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) various news reports point to a possible easing of tensions

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) various news reports point to a possible easing of tensions Asia stocks closed in positive territory on Wednesday after various news reports pointed to an easing in tensions between the U.S. and China. Reports emerged in the U.S. overnight that China was moving to cut import tariffs on cars made […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market participants forecast a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the U.S

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market participants forecast a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the U.S

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market participants forecast a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the U.S Hong Kong stocks rose on Wednesday as market participants forecast a slower pace of interest rate hikes in the U.S. and possible policy stimulus in China. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was […]

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse $SOY, $USD, $UNG China has reported weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the likelihood that more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much will be put in place. November exports only rose […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold is higher Thursday as growing risk aversion weighed on USD Spot gold up 0.2% at $1,239.86 oz as of 0429 GMT US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,244.9 oz. Note: Technicals; Spot gold may test resistance at $1,245 oz Markets are […]

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’ China is confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States very timely. Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that he would revert to more tariffs if the 2 sides cannot resolve their differences within the time frame set out Saturday. The Chinese Commerce Ministry […]

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SOY FLASH: President Donald Trump says on Twitter that China has agreed ‘to reduce and remove’ 40% tariffs on cars from the United States. Futures on the DJIA are currently up 488 points after Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day halt […]

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after 1 January 2019 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached a trade war […]

Equities Finished Lower on Weaker Energy and FAANGs

Equities Finished Lower on Weaker Energy and FAANGs

Equities Finished Lower on Weaker Energy and FAANGs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USO, $VXX The S&P 500 fell 3.8% on this Holiday-shortened trading week, erasing its gain for the year. The DJIA lost 4.4%, the NAS Comp lost 4.3%, and the Russell 2000 lost 2.6%. The S&P 500 lost 0.7% Friday on low-volume. Friday’s session […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil deep in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Up sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Thursday, after rising nearly 1% in the prion session, as USD slipped further from a 16-month peak hit earlier in the week. Spot gold was little […]

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today initiatives to enhance private markets financing channels, including a programme to place up to US$5 billion for management with private equity (PE) and infrastructure fund managers. 2   Mr Peter Ong, MAS Board Member and Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, highlighted the new initiatives at the Global Investor Summit […]

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Success Dragon proposes change of company name to ezBlock Capital International Holdings Limited, To reflect diversification into fintech and blockchain Service agreement concluded with Tencent-backed Linklogis for its blockchain-based supply chain financing platform, Followed by purchase of trade receivables through Qianhai Finanical Assets Exchange to tap cross-border fintech opportunities Success Dragon International Holdings Limited (“Success […]

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has smashed records for its Singles Day, the world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event, despite an ongoing trade war with the US and waning domestic interest in the event. The 2018 edition of the 11/11 Singles Day brought in a record $30.8 billion (213.5 […]

Singapore FinTech Festival

Singapore FinTech Festival

The third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival will kick off tomorrow in Singapore. With over 250 speakers, 450 exhibitors, 16 international pavilions and close to 40,0001 participants expected, this year’s event promises to be the biggest FinTech event in the world to date. 2018 Festival Highlights 2.     Held at the Singapore Expo, the Festival […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has acquired 36.38% of the shares in Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd. (Viet Hydro), the majority shareholder of Lao Cai Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company (Lao Cai Renewable Energy), from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (InfraCo Asia), a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group […]

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 nations Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss the trade dispute between the two countries in late November. White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told […]

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances Friday, China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz to shore up confidence in its fall stock market. Growth in the Quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5% over a year earlier from the prior Quarter’s 6.7%, official data […]

Trade Wars and the Fed Dampen Mood in Asia

Trade Wars and the Fed Dampen Mood in Asia

The trade spat between the world’s two largest economies — China and the United States — is imperiling the entire Asia-Pacific, regional finance ministers have warned. In a statement, finance ministers meeting in Port Moresby said risks to the global economy had increased thanks to “heightened trade and geopolitical tensions”, a veiled reference to the […]

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows Emerging market asset prices have been hit hard this year. The deep dive  in emerging market stocks YTD is attracting some US fund managers who think they may find long-term bargains in the sell-off. Portfolio managers have been adding emerging markets stocks to their portfolios in the […]

China Seeks to Stimulate Economy

China Seeks to Stimulate Economy

China’s central bank announced Sunday it would reduce the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for most banks by one percentage point, the fourth time this year the country has sought to free up credit for businesses as they face down $250 billion in US tariffs. The move to cut the amount of cash which most commercial […]

Useless IMF Changes Mind on Japan

Useless IMF Changes Mind on Japan

The head of the IMF Thursday called for an overhaul of Japan’s economic policy, as the world’s third-biggest economy battles stubborn low inflation, sluggish growth and a rapidly ageing population despite the fact that she was active in shaping Abenomics, and encouraged the printing of money at record rates. The hypocrite Christine Lagarde called for […]

Softbank and Toyota to Take on Tesla

Softbank and Toyota to Take on Tesla

Softbank and Toyota to Take on Tesla Japanese car giant Toyota and conglomerate Softbank on Thursday announced they would create a joint venture to provide “new mobility services” including autonomous vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company will be called “Monet” — short for “mobility network” — and will be 50.25 percent […]

US China Trade War Continues

US China Trade War Continues

US China Trade War Continues Even as he announced a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico on Monday, US President Donald Trump again went after China, making it clear a truce with Beijing was unlikely to come soon. Trump told reporters China wanted to open negotiations but “frankly, it’s too early to talk.” With […]

Abenomics Fails Japan

Abenomics Fails Japan

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers has slipped for the third straight quarter, a key central bank survey showed on Monday, reflecting concern about trade wars and a string of natural disasters. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan report — a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in […]

China Stocks Opening to Foreign Investors

China Stocks Opening to Foreign Investors

Chinese stocks will be added to a key benchmark run by a unit of the London Stock Exchange Group next year, further opening up mainland equities to international investors. FTSE Russell said that upon completion of an initial phase next June, yuan-denominated shares will make up around 5.5 percent of the FTSE Emerging Index. US-based […]

Trade War Dampens Asian Trading

Trade War Dampens Asian Trading

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday following the latest tit-for-tat tariffs in the China-US trade row, while investors are now looking ahead to the Federal Reserve’s next policy meeting. While the levies had been widely expected, there are concerns about how long the spat will go on for after China cancelled planned talks between the two […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

Donald Trump’s tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of “economic intimidation” as the standoff between the world’s top two economies clouds the global outlook. The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, roughly half China’s US […]

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 […]

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 […]

China May Shake Markets

China May Shake Markets

The Chinese economy revealed fresh signs of softness Friday with data showing the pace of investment slowing to record lows while retail spending and industrial production stabilised. Beijing faces a delicate balancing act, aiming to shift its growth driver away from investment and exports towards personal consumption, while at the same time battling a mountain […]

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 […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DAX looks Bearish near to medium term. DJIA, Shanghai and Nifty have a bit room to the Southside before a bounce higher, Japan’s Nikkei is trading above support marks and could start moving up again next week. PE In Washington US and Canadian officials continued to negotiate […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DAX looks Bearish near to medium term. DJIA, Shanghai and Nifty have a bit room to the Southside before a bounce higher, Japan’s Nikkei is trading above support marks and could start moving up again next week. PE In Washington Trade talks between the US […]

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 […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Globally, stocks look Bearish in here, except DAX which could bounce from support below current levels. Nifty and Nikkei have room on the Southside too. Shanghai could range trade this week with some Bearishness. And overall the DJIA is Bullish after a pause […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again, overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here. PE In Friday’s US trading session was eventful in terms of trade-related headlines, but uneventful for the major averages, which finished flat to unchanged. The S&P 500 (Unch) added less than a point, the NAS […]

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future President Donald Trump has sidestepped conventional processes, protocols and procedures in trade negociations Last Monday, the US reached a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that addresses several American grievances. A similar deal with Canada may also to be on track. These breakthroughs, combined with an easing […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again, overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Caution: There could be some corrective dips in the stock indices globally. Nifty, DJIA, DAX and Shanghai could see some backing and […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Caution: There could be some corrective dips in the stock indices globally. Nifty, DJIA, DAX and Shanghai could see some backing and filling in […]

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