Market Updates

Monthly wrap for January 2019: An encouraging start to the year

STI gained 122 points or 4% for January; Inconclusive US-China trade talks and Fed’s interest rate intentions were main focus; A hawkish Fed at the end of 2018 morphed during January into...

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Securityholders’ Rights – In a Restructuring Exercise
公司推行重组计划 – 证券持有者的权利

Recently there has been a series of restructuring of companies running into serious financial difficulties and unable to meet their payment obligations. In this situation, investors of various classes do not fully appreciate their rights and implications resulting from the...

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Tugs-of-war were the name of the game last week

The Straits Times Index lost 22 points or 0.7% last week at 3,202.25; The news alternated between good and bad; Bad news included slowdowns in China, Europe and overall global growth; Good...

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Any news is still good news

Straits Times Index gained 26 points or 0.8% over the week at 3,224.34 but liquidity remained weak; US-China trade hopes provided the main support – but still nothing concrete yet; China’s economy...

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Deal or no deal?

The Straits Times Index gained 139 points or 4.5% last week at 3,198.65; The main driving force was that the US and China resumed trade talks; As of Friday, other than encouraging...

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New Year, Old concerns

Volatile week sees STI drop 9 points so far for 2019; Same concerns at play – US-China trade, China’s slowing; US interest rates, weak oil; US government shutdown continued; Bond yield steadily...

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No Santa Claus rally in sight as Wall St fears take grip

STI added 7 points for the week at 3,053.43 but caution remains; An unsure and unstable Wall St was the main reason; Factors at play include the ongoing US govt shutdown and...

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A “hawkish’’ Fed + a nervous Wall St + threat of US govt shutdown = More weakness for stocks

The STI dropped 31 points or 1% over the week to 3,046.04; Main source of selling was Wall St’s nervousness; The US Fed raised rates and hinted at 2 more hikes in...

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Good news isn’t really that good

STI lost 34 points over the week at 3,077.09; Wall Street’s volatility was the main source of uncertainty; The state of China’s economy and US-China trade tensions were main reasons; Investors largely...

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US-China tensions at the forefront again

STI flat for week as a large early rally fizzled out when US-China problems emerged again; This time it was the arrest of a key China corporate figure that sent stocks down; ...

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