Market Updates

Yield curve inversion adds to trade war worries

STI lost 54 points or 1.7% over the week at 3,115.03; US-China trade and US yield curve inversion were main reasons; Some respite after US said it would delay tariffs until Dec; ...

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US-China trade jitters continued to weigh on stocks

STI fell almost 3% over the week to 3,168.94; Fresh concerns on US-China trade front was main reason; US labelled China a currency manipulator; SGX to raise regulatory bar; Singtel’s 1Q net...

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Trade tensions make a savage comeback

The Straits Times Index lost 102.65 points or 3.05% at 3,261.11; Renewed US-China trade tensions were the main reason; China has threatened to retaliate after US announced new tariffs; US jobs came...

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Monthly wrap for July 2019: Strong start, disappointing finish

STI fell 21 points or 0.6% to 3,300.75; Hope of a 50 basis points US rate cut was the main driver; Dragging prices lower was disappointment that the cut was only 25...

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Bouncing between optimism and pessimism

The Straits Times Index lost 14.2 points or 0.4% at 3,363.76 for the week; Markets everywhere alternated between hopes of more central bank easing and possible breakthroughs in US-China trade; Singapore’s June...

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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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