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.

Economics

Thailand / GDP

Narrower Current Account Surplus a Plus...

March 21, 2017

We expect Thailand’s current account surplus to narrow to 7.2% and 6.5% of GDP in 2017 and 2018 from 11.4% in 2016. A narrowing of the surplus should be seen as a positive sign.

Key summary points
  • A narrowing of the current account surplus this year should be seen as a positive for Thailand
  • Last year’s record-high surplus of 11.4% of GDP highlighted what has gone wrong in recent years
  • The surplus has been mostly driven by falling imports, amid weak domestic demand
  • Outward direct investments also reached a record high in 2016

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DBS Asian Insights

Capturing Growth Opportunities in Asia

June 06, 2014

Industry

China / Real Estate

More Tightening Policies Rolled Out

March 21, 2017
China

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

Policies, Demand Underpin Profitability

March 21, 2017
China

We think that strict price controls and increasing land cost may compress the profitability of China’s developers.

Equity Strategies

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary...

March 21, 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
  • Investors reacted well to US rate hike, with the global stock market powering to a new high
  • Inflows into US-listed ETFs continued at a record pace, logging weekly net inflows of US$18,999.60m
  • US equity ETFs recorded the biggest weekly inflows of US$13,179.78m
  • International equity ETFs also garnered favour, with weekly net inflows of US$3,465.99m

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