Insights and Analysis

In-depth and broad analysis of major developments in Asia's economic activity, policy, equity, property and currency markets and what they mean for our clients.


Europe / Rates

The European Central Bank is not ready to hike rates...

May 23, 2017

The ECB is unlikely to tighten monetary policy quickly; inflation – as well as memories of premature hikes in 2008 and 2011 – will stay their hand.

Key summary points
  • Some of the risks clouding the Eurozone have cleared
  • Steady growth and receding fears of a currency break-up have fuelled expectations of ECB tightening
  • Inflation will be the key driver of policy action; we are not there yet
  • Memories of premature hikes in 2008 and 2011 will stay their hand
  • Markets need to differentiate between rate hikes and tapering; the ECB will focus on the latter

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DBS Asian Insights

Capturing Growth Opportunities in Asia

June 06, 2014


Indonesia / Financials

Indonesian multi-finance companies: Bridging gaps with the ...

May 25, 2017

The opportunity to reach out to Indonesia’s vast unbanked population may lie with the country’s multi-finance companies; we take a look at the key players, the potential for growth, and what lies ahe...

China / Real Estate

China further regulates the sale of property

May 23, 2017

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.

Equity Strategies

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary...

May 22, 2017

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.

Key summary points
  • A rise in US political uncertainty shattered calm but US-listed ETFs continued to garner assets
  • The US ETF marketplace closed the week with US$2,864.99 billion in total assets under management.
  • Asia-Pacific-focused ETFs listed in the US registered weekly net inflows of US$17.07 million.

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