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Developed Markets / Equities

US stocks soar to records

January 18, 2018
US stocks soar to records

Companies continue to indicate the tax overhaul will boost earnings this year

Asia / Equities

China and Hong Kong shares rise

January 18, 2018
China and Hong Kong shares rise

They buck the regional trend after a decline in US equities

Global / Currencies

Gold’s breakneck rally eases

January 18, 2018
Gold’s breakneck rally eases

However, stars may be aligning for the metal to extend its gain

Global / Insights

US debt ceiling, tax reform take centre stage

August 28, 2017
US debt ceiling, tax reform take centre stage

Investors are increasingly buying protection for downside risks

Global / Insights

EM outperforms DM on mounting US political turmoil

August 21, 2017
EM outperforms DM on mounting US political turmoil

Global investors are seeking cheaper exposures to equities

Global / Insights

Risk assets: shaken, but not stirred

August 14, 2017
Risk assets: shaken, but not stirred

Despite the volatility, the magnitude of the recent correction suggests that markets have been pricing in an eventual resolution to the crisis

Global / Outlook

2018: The Bull Ain't Done

December 15, 2017
2018: The Bull Ain't Done

The Chief Investment Office brings you the investment outlook and strategy for 2018

Global / Outlook

4Q17: Stay in the game

October 02, 2017
4Q17: Stay in the game

The Chief Investment Office brings you the investment outlook and strategy for 4Q17 in our brand-new "CIO Insights" publication

Global / Equities

Video: Desperately seeking value in 3Q17

July 27, 2017
Video: Desperately seeking value in 3Q17

DBS Chief Investment Officer Lim Say Boon discusses the frustrating outlook for global equities

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Singapore / GDP

Beyond the noises

January 17, 2018
Beyond the noises

While Singapore’s exports moderated in December, the outlook remains bright, in our opinion.

Global / Insights

Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

January 16, 2018
Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

DBS tracks developments in the economies, foreign exchange and fixed income markets of the Asia-11 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam...

China / GDP

Robust exports support deleveraging efforts

January 15, 2018
Robust exports support deleveraging efforts

China’s exports should remain robust in Q1, giving Beijing more leeway to deepen domestic economic reforms. Indeed, containing financial risks will remain the top priority in 2018.

China / Real Estate

Mild recovery in sales

January 16, 2018
Mild recovery in sales

A weekly snapshot of the Chinese property market – from sales volume to inventory levels – in the Tier-I to -III cities; as well as an overview of the share performance of sector players.

China / Real Estate

Weekly new launches and sell-through hit new highs

January 03, 2018
Weekly new launches and sell-through hit new highs

A weekly snapshot of the Chinese property market – from sales volume to inventory levels – in the Tier-I to -III cities; as well as an overview of the share performance of sector players.

Hong Kong / Consumer Services

Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

December 05, 2017
Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

With the recovery of visitor arrivals to Hong Kong, hotels in the city should see a revival in fortunes; room rates and occupancy should rise, ringing in more attractive returns for operators and man...

Global / Equities

Scaling new heights

January 17, 2018
Scaling new heights

While 2017 will be a year to remember, we think that the pace of economic growth in 2018 will support further market gains.

Global / Equities

Equities extend their gains; Japan sees largest inflows

January 15, 2018
Equities extend their gains; Japan sees largest inflows

Global markets extended their gains; Japan led developed countries with the most inflows for its ETFs. For more, check out or Weekly Global ETF Commentary.

Global / Equities

Bond ETFs had record year; trend could continue as rates ri...

January 08, 2018
Bond ETFs had record year; trend could continue as rates rise

2017’s bond ETF flows reached US$126bn, a record for the industry, helping bond ETFs account for 20% of total ETF assets. For more, check out or Weekly Global ETF Commentary.

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India / GDP

Trade deficit widens on commodities

January 16, 2018
Trade deficit widens on commodities

India’s December trade numbers were a mixed bag. Whilst exports fared better on nominal terms, a strong jump in imports saw the trade deficit deteriorate sharply. The cumulative April-December goods ...

India / Rates

Firm inflation triggers policy debate

January 15, 2018
Firm inflation triggers policy debate

With inflation in India hovering at a 15-month high – amid signs of economic recovery – the Reserve Bank of India will have to extremely careful in its guidance on the direction of rates, inflation, ...

China / Currencies

Why has the PBOC changed the RMB fixing formula?

January 10, 2018
Why has the PBOC changed the RMB fixing formula?

The removal of the ‘adjustment factor’ is in large part due to more balanced cross-border flow and also signifies that the government’s growing discomfort with the RMB’s recent ascent against the gre...

Global / Currencies

Markets turning skittish

January 18, 2018
Markets turning skittish

The euro, Japanese yen, and Korean won fell on the market’s skittishness to central banks’ displeasure over currency volatility. For more, check out our Overnight Wrap and the Day Ahead.

Global / GDP

This Week: Eye on China’s Q4 GDP

January 15, 2018
This Week: Eye on China’s Q4 GDP

China’s Q4 GDP growth numbers are in focus, along with the routine bunch of mid-month releases, which include industrial production, retail sales, and fixed asset investment trends.

US / Rates

Steady FOMC

December 14, 2017
Steady FOMC

The US has made an impressively smooth recovery from the depths of the 2008/09 crisis, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s steady hand. We don’t expect the Fed to change its tone or direction appreciably...

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Hong Kong / Consumer Services

Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

December 05, 2017
Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

With the recovery of visitor arrivals to Hong Kong, hotels in the city should see a revival in fortunes; room rates and occupancy should rise, ringing in more attractive returns for operators and man...

China / Consumer Goods

China Dairy: Downstream is key

November 30, 2017
China Dairy: Downstream is key

China dairies in the downstream segment that have exposure to fast-growing product lines will be leading the industry’s growth. In this deep dive, we look at the industry’s dynamics, potential M&A ac...

Asia / Technology

Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in ...

November 10, 2017
Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in 2018

Our analysis of data centres across the region shows that Indonesia offers the best return on invested capital; telcos however can unlock the true value of their data-centre assets by divesting them.