Market Updates

Stocks in holding pattern as trade wars are back in focus

The STI rose 9 points or 0.3% for the week at 3,322.64; Worries over possible US tariffs on Europe played a part; Still no developments on US-China trade negotiations; IMF cut its...

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Banking on US-China trade resolution

The Straits Times Index surged 110 points or 3.4% to 3,322.64; Main push came from hopes that US and China will settle trade differences; China’s economic indicators also improved, easing slowdown worries; ...

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Monthly wrap for March 2019: Yield curve inversion and a global slowdown

The Straits Times Index was flat for the month, rising just 0.13 of a point; For the first quarter, the index rose 144 points or 4.7%; Main themes were US-China trade, yield...

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The STI and 3,200 – still a work in progress

The Straits Times Index gained 12 points or 0.4% over the week at 3,212.1; US-China trade talks – still no deal; Support for Wall Street came from a dovish FOMC; US yield...

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No deal yet? No problem!

The Straits Times Index gained 5 points last week to end at 3,200.18; A dovish Fed chief Jerome Powell played a big part in helping stocks rise; No US-China trade deal yet...

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US and Euro growth added to China’s economic concerns

The Straits Times Index dropped 26 points or 0.8% over the week to 3,195.87; No trade deal yet between US-China as negotiations drag on; China’s exports plunged in Feb; European Central Bank...

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Monthly wrap for February 2019: Stocks remain firm despite rise in geopolitical risk

The Straits Times Index gained 22 points or 0.7% in Feb to 3,212.69; Geopolitical risk from India-Pakistan conflict emerged at end of the month; No deal came from second Trump-Kim summit held...

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STI gained 0.9% on US-China trade optimism

The STI rose 30 points or 0.9% over the week to 3,269.90; US-China trade talks appear to be on a positive track but obstacles remain; Also in focus were the Fed’s minutes; ...

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Same factors, different week

The Straits Times Index gained 37 points or 1.2% at 3,239.74; The same factors present for previous months drove stocks – US-China trade talks, US govt shutdown; Trump signs compromise bill to...

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Upward momentum maintained

STI rose 0.4% in the first week of the Year of the Pig to end at 3,202.04; Banks were in focus, DBS due to announce 4Q figures next Monday; Share buybacks were...

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