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Research Library

February 21, 2019
Research Library

Economics and Macro Strategy

Indonesia / GDP

Indonesia election watch: energy, food, and infrastructure

February 20, 2019
Indonesia election watch: energy, food, and infrastructure

The Indonesian second presidential debate on energy, food, and infrastructure was held on 17 Feb 2019.

Singapore / Economics

Singapore: Singapore Budget 2019 – Deepening enterprise cap...

February 19, 2019
Singapore: Singapore Budget 2019 – Deepening enterprise capabilities, strengthening social support

Despite external headwinds, the government continued to focus on strengthening Singapore’s security, enhancing economic transformation, and fostering an inclusive society.

China / Real Estate

China Property Weekly Digest: Guidelines for the developmen...

February 20, 2019
China Property Weekly Digest: Guidelines for the development of Greater Bay Area unveiled

Office plays and developers with sizeable exposure to the Greater Bay Area (GBA) set to benefit from strong potential of the economic region.

Singapore / Real Estate

Singapore Property: “Godzilla II” is here

February 19, 2019
Singapore Property: “Godzilla II” is here

Florence Residences property launch drew large crowds of upgraders and investors living in the vicinity although the jury is still out on conversion of interest to actual purchase.

China / Financial

China Insurance Sector: Time to switch

February 19, 2019
China Insurance Sector: Time to switch

China’s liquidity cycle likely to re-expand following easing measures from PBOC to support financing from China’s capital markets. We maintain BUY calls on China Taiping, Ping An and CPIC.

Singapore / Equities

F&N: Potential scope for upside

February 21, 2019
F&N: Potential scope for upside

For this and other ideas, please check out the Singapore Stock Pulse. Your go-to morning essential that inspires you with investment and trading ideas daily.

China / Equities

Strategist Weekly: Greater Bay Area plan: who are the benef...

February 19, 2019
Strategist Weekly: Greater Bay Area plan: who are the beneficiaries?

The Chinese government released the Greater Bay Area (GBA) blueprint detailing goals and directions on key development areas although regulatory challenges still remain.

Singapore / Equities

Budget 2019: Healthcare and Defence stocks are Budget winne...

February 19, 2019
Budget 2019: Healthcare and Defence stocks are Budget winners

Muted market reaction following Budget 2019 as focus continues to be on possible US-China trade deal and 4Q result season.

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Singapore / Economics

Singapore Budget 2019 - Key takeaways

February 20, 2019
Singapore Budget 2019 - Key takeaways

Hear from DBS' Singapore economist Irvin Seah on the key takeaways from the 2019 Budget.

China / Economics

China chart book - Some relief from January exports

February 18, 2019
China chart book - Some relief from January exports

China’s exports rebounded substantially in January. But usual volatility around the floating Lunar New Year holiday is a fact.

China / Economics

China: PMI highlights need for further policy support

January 31, 2019
China: PMI highlights need for further policy support

Manufacturing PMI contracted for a second straight month in January alongside a declining industrial profit.

Global / Rates

Macro Strategy

February 21, 2019
Macro Strategy

BI to remain on the sideline; USD bulls step back for now

Global / GDP

Chart of the Week: Fund flows turn to Asia

February 18, 2019
Chart of the Week: Fund flows turn to Asia

Last year’s sharp price correction has brought back value-seeking investors to Asia, as bets on some resolution of trade wars and expectation of more policy stimulus in China rise.

Global / GDP

Chart of the Week: Behind the rise of Chinese smartphone ma...

February 11, 2019
Chart of the Week: Behind the rise of Chinese smartphone makers

The advancement of Chinese smartphone makers could be attributed to structural factors, such as technology/product maturity, price competitiveness and marketing success.

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Global / Wealth Dailies

Markets edge higher as the Fed maintains 'patient' path

February 21, 2019
Markets edge higher as the Fed maintains 'patient' path

Wealth Dailies rounds up overnight markets with Market Snapshot, Macro Strategy, Singapore Stock Pulse, and Regional Morning Pack

Developed Markets / Equities

British banks are getting a lift

February 21, 2019
British banks are getting a lift

EU nations are to continue servicing contracts if the UK leaves without an agreement

Asia / Equities

Samsung takes on smartphone giants with its new lineup

February 21, 2019
Samsung takes on smartphone giants with its new lineup

This comes amid a slowing market with new models and faster 5G connectivity

Global / Insights

DBS Chief Investment Office Collection 2019

February 20, 2019
DBS Chief Investment Office Collection 2019

The DBS Chief Investment Office brings you insights and analysis on what's driving global financial markets to help you make informed investment decisions

Global / Insights

DBS Chief Investment Office Collection 2018

December 18, 2018
DBS Chief Investment Office Collection 2018

The DBS Chief Investment Office brings you insights and analysis on what's driving global financial markets to help you make informed investment decisions

Asia / Commodities

Petro-CNY: Timing, reach, geopolitics, and implications

April 23, 2018
Petro-CNY: Timing, reach, geopolitics, and implications

As the world’s biggest buyer of oil, China may view the settlement of oil in Chinese yuan as a natural course of development.

Global / CIO Insights

1Q19: Investment Theme 1 – Global Health Care

February 19, 2019
1Q19: Investment Theme 1 – Global Health Care

Apart from its defensive qualities, the sector has attractive growth potential

Global / FX Tactical

The Kiwi wants to fly

February 19, 2019
The Kiwi wants to fly

Our technical view is for downside pressure to ebb, allowing NZD/USD a flight higher

Global / FX Tactical

GBP is staging a short-term bounce

February 18, 2019
GBP is staging a short-term bounce

Despite Brexit uncertainties, the charts do not suggest GBP is anywhere near a freefall state

Featured Publications

Asia / Basic Materials

DBS Asian Insights SparX: Copper

October 08, 2018
DBS Asian Insights SparX: Copper

As the metal of choice wherever electricity is needed, we believe that there is huge potential for the future of copper.

Global / Oil and Gas

2030 Energy Mix: Marching Towards A Cleaner Future

August 20, 2018
2030 Energy Mix: Marching Towards A Cleaner Future

We expect global energy demand to increase at an average rate of about 1.5% per annum from 2017 to 2030 and believe that demand for the three key fossil fuels will not peak until 2030.

Global / Equities

DBS Asian Insights Conference 2018 Jubilee Edition

August 16, 2018
DBS Asian Insights Conference 2018 Jubilee Edition

Celebrating 50 years, we bring the Jubilee Edition of DBS Asian Insights Conference to you in the form of a post-conference report.