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Asia / GDP

ASEAN-6: Dark clouds of COVID-19

April 07, 2020
ASEAN-6: Dark clouds of COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the world, the economic impact on ASEAN-6 is no longer China-centric.

China / GDP

China Chartbook: Work resumption on track, but challenges a...

April 03, 2020
China Chartbook: Work resumption on track, but challenges abound

With decreasing numbers of domestic infections, policymakers are scrambling to revitalise the economy.

Global / Economics & Strategy

Research Library

April 03, 2020
Research Library

Economics and Macro Strategy

Malaysia / Financials

Malaysian Banks: A picture of strength

April 06, 2020
Malaysian Banks: A picture of strength

Bank Negara Malaysia reiterated that financial institutions remain resilient. But we see additional earnings risk ahead for the sector.

Singapore / Consumer Staples

Singapore Consumer: Retail sales shifting to supermarkets

April 06, 2020
Singapore Consumer: Retail sales shifting to supermarkets

The government’s new COVID-19 circuit breaker measures will lead to even stronger supermarket sales. As such, we continue to maintain our positive stance on this segment.

Thailand / Financials

Thailand Banks: A perfect storm

April 03, 2020
Thailand Banks: A perfect storm

Given the unfavourable economic outlook, growth is not the focus now for Thai banks. In fact, asset quality concerns are back on the radar.

Singapore / Equities

Singapore Market Focus: Standing in solidarity

April 07, 2020
Singapore Market Focus: Standing in solidarity

The government’s latest Solidarity Budget aims to provide further support to businesses and households. We assess which sectors and companies will benefit most.

Singapore / Stock Pulse

Solidarity Budget: Who will truly benefit?

April 07, 2020
Solidarity Budget: Who will truly benefit?

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Singapore / Stock Pulse

Equity Picks: Dairy Farm’s sales set to pick up amidst COVI...

April 06, 2020
Equity Picks: Dairy Farm’s sales set to pick up amidst COVID-19 outbreak

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Economics Daily

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Singapore / GDP, Fiscal

Confronting the pandemic in solidarity

April 07, 2020
Confronting the pandemic in solidarity

The government announced the Solidarity Package worth SGD 5.1bn. The aim is to provide additional support for the economy during this “circuit breaker” period.

Global / Monetary,Growth

Macro Insights Weekly: Dual contagion

April 06, 2020
Macro Insights Weekly: Dual contagion

The Covid-19 contagion is spreading through the world in unprecedented pace and extent. A parallel contagion of economic and distress is spreading.

Global / Economics

Macro Insights videos and livestreams

April 01, 2020
Macro Insights videos and livestreams

Macro Insights videos and livestreams: featuring DBS Chief Economist Taimur Baig and colleagues from DBS Group Research team

Global / FX,Rates

Macro Strategy: Refinancing concern for Chinese USD bonds; ...

April 03, 2020
Macro Strategy: Refinancing concern for Chinese USD bonds; Sharp expansion of Fed balance sheet

Refinancing risks rise for Chinese USD bonds. Fed’s balance sheet expands amidst new measures.

Global / FX,Rates

Nervousness returns to currencies; EU-wide measures in trai

April 02, 2020
Nervousness returns to currencies; EU-wide measures in train

Currencies are nervous again and EU still needs more region-wide policy responses.

Global / FX, Rates

FX to consolidate in 2Q; 10Y bond yields still high in Asia

April 01, 2020
FX to consolidate in 2Q; 10Y bond yields still high in Asia

Lessons from 1Q paving way for consolidation in 2Q.10Y Asian bond yields are still high despite rate cuts and liquidity supports.

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Developed Markets / Market Newsfeed

US stocks surge to three-week high

April 07, 2020
US stocks surge to three-week high

Death tolls in some virus hot spots show signs of easing

Asia / Market Newsfeed

Some Asian markets see bull territory

April 07, 2020
Some Asian markets see bull territory

South Korean, Philippine, and Indonesian stocks rose over 20% from lows just weeks ago

Global / Market Newsfeed

Oil posts largest drop in two weeks

April 07, 2020
Oil posts largest drop in two weeks

This comes amid a supply glut and concerns over the outcome of an upcoming OPEC+ meeting

Europe / FX Technicals

Going tactically long on EUR into a swing low

April 06, 2020
Going tactically long on EUR into a swing low

We think EUR is completing a minor technical pattern to end a decline

Global / FX Technicals

GBP/USD gets back on a slippery slope

April 02, 2020
GBP/USD gets back on a slippery slope

The market does not like the UK having a twin deficit situation

Global / FX Technicals

Await a patient dip for USD/CAD

March 31, 2020
Await a patient dip for USD/CAD

The BOC has said its QE programme would persist until it sees that "economic recovery is underway"

Global / CIO Perspectives

Navigating COVID-19: Factsheet II

April 06, 2020
Navigating COVID-19: Factsheet II

We delve more into what the COVID-19 crisis is about, and what it is not about

Global / CIO Insights

Asset Allocation 2Q20: The road ahead

April 03, 2020
Asset Allocation 2Q20: The road ahead

Global financial markets are at a crossroad

Global / CIO Perspectives

Credit: Reiterating the value in AT1s

April 03, 2020
Credit: Reiterating the value in AT1s

Though banks are cancelling dividends to preserve capital, there are reasons to believe AT1 coupons would not follow suit

Featured Publications

2Q20 Outlook: Build to last

March 25, 2020
2Q20 Outlook: Build to last

DBS CIO Hou Wey Fook shares how to position your portfolio in these uncertain times

Yuan recoups all losses since virus outbreak

March 06, 2020
Yuan recoups all losses since virus outbreak

Stimulus expectations and a weaker greenback are supporting the currency

Singapore / Consumer

Singapore Downstream F&B: Mass-market F&B set to sizzle

October 22, 2019
Singapore Downstream F&B: Mass-market F&B set to sizzle

Our analysts took a deep dive exploring the F&B business environment in Singapore, and examined how businesses can thrive in this lucrative, yet ever changing landscape.