Market Updates

Trade doubts, HK tensions weigh on market

The Straits Times Index dropped 25.44 points or 0.7% to 3,238.86; A cloud descends on US-China talks after US denials; US Treasury yield curve isn’t inverted but yields slipped sharply; US Federal...

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Trade relief ruled the day – but for how long?

The Straits Times Index rose 1.08% to 3,264.3 over the week; China’s announcement that a Phase One agreement is to be signed was main reason; US Treasury yield curve is no longer...

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Monthly wrap for October 2019: A positive month as US rates were cut, positive rhetoric surrounded US-China trade and Temasek bid for control of Keppel

The Straits Times Index gained 110 points or 3.5% at 3,229.88 over Oct; Singapore’s market cap rose $25.5b to $885.5b; Concern over China’s economy was overshadowed by other factors; US interest rates...

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Internal, rather than external forces dictate direction

The Straits Times Index gained 71.37 points or 2.3 % at 3,185.53 over the week; Temasek’s bid for control of Keppel was the main feature; Also playing a part was hopes of...

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STI little changed as investors wait for better signals

The STI fell about one point over the week to 3,114.16; Nothing concrete was announced on US-China trade, but signs were not too encouraging; China figures confirm that its economy is slowing; ...

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It’s back to US-China trade again

The STI rose 35 points or 1.2% to 3,113.97 on hopes of trade deal; A partial deal was announced on Friday so a Monday bounce can be expected; In local news, Motley...

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It’s the economy, stupid!

The STI fell 47.27 points or 1.5% to 3,078.36 after Wall St was rattled by weak economic numbers; US manufacturing contracted for second consecutive month; US services grow at slower pace; US...

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Monthly wrap for September 2019: Trade, interest rates and impeachment

The STI gained 13 points or 0.4% at 3,119.99 in Sep; US-China trade, US interest rates, Trump impeachment were main items; China’s manufacturing showed signs of life but concerns persist; MAS reviewing...

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Overseas developments and disappointing local data

The STI fell 34 points or about 1.1% over the week to 3,125.63; US-China trade and political machinations in Washington dominated headlines; Singapore’s factory output contracted 8% in Aug, raising probability of...

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Oil, interest rates and US-China trade

The STI fell 51.81 points or 1.6% over the week to 3,159.68; The attack on Saudi oil, US interest rate cut and US-China trade were main focus; US Treasuries benefit from flight...

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