Market Updates

Emerging market worries hit stocks, US-China trade war fears rekindled

Emerging market worries continue, STI last week lost 2.5%; Trump’s proposal to add US$267b in tariffs on China added to concerns; Indonesia’s rupiah slide attracted plenty of attention; Dairy Farm added to...

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Monthly market report for August 2018: Trade deals, emerging market worries dominate as STI drops 3.2%

STI fell 106 points or 3.2% over the month to end at 3,213.48; Trade wars played a key role – between US and China, then US-Mexico-Canada; Turkey’s collapse followed by worries about...

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Trade war continues as US stocks gain from dovish Fed

Straits Times Index rose 4 points in generally quiet week; SGX’s head of equities predicts good times ahead; Local firms’ 2Q earnings were broadly disappointing; US-China trade tit-for-tat moves continued; US Federal...

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Turkey’s problems, US-China trade relations set tone

Straits Times Index fell for 5 straight days, losing 75 points or 2.3%; Turkey’s economic problems prompted contagion worries for emerging markets; Slowing China and stock market weakness added to market’s concerns; ...

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US’s trade sanctions on China, Russia and Turkey take toll on stocks

Strong start but weak finish saw the STI’s gain for the week cut to 19 points or 0.6%; Banks, Jardine group, Singtel were again the main index drivers; US-China trade tensions erupted...

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Bank and tech earnings, US-China trade tensions set tone

STI lost 1.8% in weak volume; Trump threatened more tariffs on China goods, China responded with threats of its own; DBS’s results disappointed so banks were sold off; Tech stocks were also...

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Trade war concerns, property curbs keep stocks stuck in trading range

STI rose 1.6% as US trade war with China featured prominently; Singapore government shocked the market with fresh property cooling measures; US trade deal with EU helped calm some nerves after Trump accused EU and China of manipulating currencies...

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STI still stuck in trading range as banks rule the day

US-EU trade war worries eased as the two parties agreed to renegotiate; Local banks were STI’s main drivers as index rose 0.8% for week; 10-year yield came close to 3% but later backed off; Wall Street sold off Facebook...

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Amidst worry of trade and currency wars, defense is best

STI rose 1.1% despite worry of trade and currency wars; Trump accused China, EU of currency manipulation, questioned Fed policy; SGX provided more details of Fast Track program; Offer launched to take Wheelock...

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It’s US-China trade war fears – again

The Malaysian general election provided the main focal point; Local energy stocks in play as oil touched US$77 per barrel after the US withdrew from its Iran nuclear deal; The US 10-year Treasury yield crossed 3% on Wednesday; Strength...

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