Market Updates

All eyes to the Fed

Hopes of US rate cut adds 0.6% to STI Those hopes came from comments from US Fed official; No new developments on the US trade front; Singapore’s exports in June fall to...

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Rate cut hopes still hold sway over trade war fears

The Straits Times Index dropped 9.47 points to 3,357.34;  Sentiment was supported by hopes of a US rate cut; US-China trade worries take taken a back seat – for now; Local...

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Monthly wrap for June 2019: Of trade wars and interest rate cuts

The Straits Times Index rebounded 204 points or 6.5% in June; Gain for the first six months was 253 points or 8.2%; Main push for the month came from hopes that the...

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Hopes of lower rates beats slowdown fears

The STI rose 98.77 points or 3.1% over the week to 3,321.40; Volume also improved, with daily totals topping S$1b; Prices rose because of hopes of lower interest rates, stimulus measures; US-China...

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New challenges emerge as stocks gain ground

The STI rose 1.8% over the week despite lingering trade concerns; Fresh challenges emerged such as oil price uncertainty and Hong Kong demonstrations; China’s numbers surprised on the upside; Companies in focus:...

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Stocks get a reprieve from trade war woes

The STI gained 48.53 points or 1.6% over the week at 3,116.29; Main driving force was hope of a US interest rate cut; Also helping was hope that US might delay tariffs...

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Monthly wrap for May 2019: It’s all about the US’s trade wars – STI lost 8.3% in May

The STI dropped 283 points or 8.3% over the month to 3,117.76; Rising US-China trade tensions were the main concern; Mexico was suddenly targeted, markets now wondering who’s next; China’s economy is...

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The US-China trade war worsens

The STI dropped 36 points or 1.1% over the week at 3,169.89; Volume remained low, averaging S$1b daily; Main drag came from the continuing trade war between US and China; Giant China...

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Trade frictions again roil markets

The STI lost 68 points or 2% over the week to end at 3,205.46; Escalating trade tensions between US and China was main cause; China retaliated early in the week with tariffs...

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Trade war worries send markets into “risk-off’’ mode

The Straits Times Index dropped 119 points or 3.5% to 3,273.5; Main incentive to sell was a revival of trade war fears as US imposed tariffs on China; Investors still hopeful a...

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