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Asia / Equities

Asian Markets End Mixed

September 23, 2016
Asian Markets End Mixed

Investors digest this week's Fed and BOJ policy announcements

Global / Equities

Investors Cheer the Fed

September 23, 2016
Investors Cheer the Fed

Markets post strong gains the day after US rates are left on hold

Global / Currencies

USD Up in Early Asian Trading

September 23, 2016
 USD Up in Early Asian Trading

Greenback climbs back against the Japanese yen on Friday morning

Global / FX Weekly

USD/JPY: The BOJ Might Disappoint

September 20, 2016
USD/JPY: The BOJ Might Disappoint

Super Wednesday is here, but the BOJ might disappoint. Trade the fringes of a likely triangle.

Global / Equities

The Three Risks of Autumn

September 19, 2016
The Three Risks of Autumn

We look at the three key risks that are looming for global markets in the coming weeks

Global / Equities

Expect More Two-Way Volatility

September 13, 2016
Expect More Two-Way Volatility

The big uncertainty is the buck-passing between central banks and governments on the responsibility for stimulating growth

Global / FX Chartist's Diary

Gold - Getting Ready for a Strong Rally

September 23, 2016
Gold - Getting Ready for a Strong Rally

The price action of gold signals a rally. Any breach of the recent high of 1352 would signal further positive momentum.

Global / Equities

Clear Call: Equities Party Will Likely Continue Despite Ris...

September 22, 2016
Clear Call: Equities Party Will Likely Continue Despite Rising Risks

A TACTICAL CALL – Short-term bullish equities.

Global / FX Chartist's Diary

USD/JPY Downside Risks After BOJ Decision

September 22, 2016
USD/JPY Downside Risks After BOJ Decision

With the passing of "Super Wednesday", the USD/JPY's range-bound triangle has matured and exposed downside risks.

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Global / Insights

Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

September 23, 2016
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...

Global / GDP

Q4 Outlook: Redefining Strength

September 15, 2016
Q4 Outlook: Redefining Strength

Globally, rapidly falling working-age population growth is distorting our perception of economic performance. It’s time to express it in per-capita terms.

China / Currencies

Yuan’s SDR Inclusion – Right Time, Right Place

September 08, 2016
Yuan’s SDR Inclusion – Right Time, Right Place

Reserve managers and institutional investors are accumulating Chinese yuan assets ahead of the currency’s inclusion in the IMF’s special drawing rights basket on October 1.

China / Real Estate

Sales Volume Dropped

September 20, 2016
Sales Volume Dropped

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.

Global / Oil and Gas

Libyan Port to Resume Crude Exports

September 19, 2016
Libyan Port to Resume Crude Exports

Our weekly analysis of key developments from the oil and gas sector to aid readers in extracting value from the news flow.

Global / Technology

New Avatar: Banks Watch Out for Banks

September 19, 2016
New Avatar: Banks Watch Out for Banks

A storm is brewing in global retail banking; with financial technology posing a credible threat to the business, traditional banks will have to accelerate their digital transformation to defend their...

Asia / Equities

Pain, But No Collapse

September 20, 2016
Pain, But No Collapse

It pays to be cautious in the fourth quarter – in view of a few unsettled issues on the horizon – as history suggests that September and October are the most volatile months of the year.

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary

September 19, 2016
Weekly Global ETF Commentary

Our weekly analysis of exchange-traded funds and flows around the globe to aid investors in making informed decisions. Follow us as we follow the money.

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary

September 13, 2016
Weekly Global ETF Commentary

Our weekly analysis of exchange-traded funds and flows around the globe to aid investors in making informed decisions. Follow us as we follow the money.

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Asia / Rates

Opposing Tones

September 23, 2016
Opposing Tones

There were no surprises as Bank Indonesia maintained its easing bias this week. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, meanwhile, kept rates on hold but we expect a hike in early-2017.

Taiwan / GDP

The iPhone Effect Kicks In

September 23, 2016
The iPhone Effect Kicks In

On a month-on-month basis, orders for electronics and information & communication products surged the most in August. Market-wise, strong demand was seen from China and the US, where the iPhone suppl...

India / Rates

A Balanced Committee?

September 23, 2016
A Balanced Committee?

With the naming of the government’s appointees, India’s new monetary policy committee is complete. Markets will assess the committee’s policy leaning in the coming weeks.

US / Rates

Nudging Down Interest Rates Forecasts

September 23, 2016
Nudging Down Interest Rates Forecasts

We have revised down our US dollar interest rates forecasts on the back of the US Federal Reserve holding off on a rate hike earlier this week.

Global / Rates

Normalisation May Take Several Months

September 22, 2016
Normalisation May Take Several Months

With the Federal Reserve holding off on rates, normalisation of ten-year US Treasury yields into the 2-2.5% range is likely to take several months more.

US / Currencies

Taking Cues From the Fed

September 21, 2016
Taking Cues From the Fed

The Federal Reserve’s economic projections tonight will provide insight into what it considers a gradual path for Fed funds rate and that will determine the US dollar trend for the rest of 2016.

Featured Publications

Global / Technology

New Avatar: Banks Watch Out for Banks

September 19, 2016
New Avatar: Banks Watch Out for Banks

A storm is brewing in global retail banking; with financial technology posing a credible threat to the business, traditional banks will have to accelerate their digital transformation to defend their...

Global / GDP

Q4 Outlook: Redefining Strength

September 15, 2016
Q4 Outlook: Redefining Strength

Globally, rapidly falling working-age population growth is distorting our perception of economic performance. It’s time to express it in per-capita terms.

Asia / Insights

Asian Insights Post Conference Report

August 22, 2016
Asian Insights Post Conference Report

The DBS Asian Insights Conference 2016 brought together the region’s top government and business leaders to discuss the new social, economic, and political dynamics that are shaping the Asia of...