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Research Library

November 15, 2018
Research Library

Economics and Macro Strategy

Thailand / Rates

Thailand: BOT signals hike is near

November 14, 2018
Thailand: BOT signals hike is near

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) left the benchmark rate unchanged at 1.5% on 14 Nov.

Indonesia / GDP

Indonesia: Worsening current account is still manageable

November 13, 2018
Indonesia: Worsening current account is still manageable

Indonesia’s current account deficit has been worsening steadily, with the latest print reaching 3.4% of GDP in 3Q.

Malaysia / Basic Materials

Luncheon Talk: Malaysia's Palm Oil industry in the post-GE1...

November 14, 2018
Luncheon Talk: Malaysia's Palm Oil industry in the post-GE14 era

Alliance Investment Bank hosted a luncheon session discussing the Malaysian palm oil industry with keynote speaker YB Teresa Kok, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.

Singapore / Real Estate

SG Property: Buyers spoilt for choice

November 07, 2018
SG Property: Buyers spoilt for choice

Three property developments launched for sale will hit the market in November 2018. Depending on further take-up rates, we believe that CDL could start raising prices in the medium term.

Asia / Commodities

ID CPO: Tight Supply to Help Prices

October 31, 2018
ID CPO: Tight Supply to Help Prices

On the back of growing demand but limited structural output expansion potential, we see a long-term upside risk to our forecast for CPO prices.

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary

November 12, 2018
Weekly Global ETF Commentary

US-listed ETFs had an inflow of $13.7 billion with equities posting inflows of $6.9 billion while fixed income drew in $7.0 billion.

Asia / Equities

Fair for now, but downside portends

November 09, 2018
Fair for now, but downside portends

The trade war between the US and China has been the focus for Asia. In our view, relief rally post mid-term elections overhang could at most normalise this discount.

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary

November 05, 2018
Weekly Global ETF Commentary

US-listed ETFs had inflow of $6.6 billion last week as US equities received $3.2 billion and fixed income had inflow of $2.6 billion.

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China / GDP

China chart book - Slowing growth and weakening sentiments

November 13, 2018
China chart book - Slowing growth and weakening sentiments

China’s exports data in October surprised to the upsside, likely reflecting continued shipment frontloading and strong US demand.

Hong Kong / GDP

Hong Kong: Stormy Seas Ahead

October 25, 2018
Hong Kong: Stormy Seas Ahead

In the near-term, Hong Kong’s economic outlook is clouded by the deterioration in Sino-US trade relations. External uncertainties will eventually weaken economic activities.

China / GDP

Weakening growth momentum

October 19, 2018
Weakening growth momentum

China’s 3Q GDP growth moderated to 6.5% from 6.7 in 2Q. Monetary policy will continue to be accommodative going forward.

Global / Rates

Macro Strategy

November 15, 2018
Macro Strategy

BI to pause; INR bond markets find support

Global / GDP

Chart of the Week: PMIs show persistent growth divergence

November 12, 2018
Chart of the Week: PMIs show persistent growth divergence

The striking gap between US manufacturing confidence and the rest continues to persist.

Global / GDP

Chart of the Week: Soybean as a proxy for trade war sentime...

November 05, 2018
Chart of the Week: Soybean as a proxy for trade war sentiments

Soybean prices have jumped in the last few days in response to signals from the US that some progress in the trade war is forthcoming.

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Developed Markets / Equities

The Topix Index moves closer to a bear market

November 14, 2018
The Topix Index moves closer to a bear market

The influence of the US-China trade war looms large

Asia / Equities

Cracks are showing in Hong Kong’s IPO market

November 14, 2018
Cracks are showing in Hong Kong’s IPO market

New offerings have become a risky proposition amid the Hang Seng’s 23% fall from its January high

Global / Currencies

The pound surges

November 14, 2018
The pound surges

The UK is inching closer to an agreement on a Brexit divorce deal

Global / Perspectives

Why this is not a bear market despite a brutal October

November 02, 2018
Why this is not a bear market despite a brutal October

October’s equity selloff does not mark the start of a bear market.

Global / Perspectives

Stay with current asset allocation strategy

October 25, 2018
Stay with current asset allocation strategy

This selloff is about sentiment, not fundamentals.

Global / Perspectives

US, China stocks offer value after pullback

October 15, 2018
US, China stocks offer value after pullback

China: Where opportunity lies

Featured Publications

Asia / Basic Materials

DBS Asian Insights SparX: Copper

October 08, 2018
DBS Asian Insights SparX: Copper

As the metal of choice wherever electricity is needed, we believe that there is huge potential for the future of copper.

Global / Oil and Gas

2030 Energy Mix: Marching Towards A Cleaner Future

August 20, 2018
2030 Energy Mix: Marching Towards A Cleaner Future

We expect global energy demand to increase at an average rate of about 1.5% per annum from 2017 to 2030 and believe that demand for the three key fossil fuels will not peak until 2030.

Global / Equities

DBS Asian Insights Conference 2018 Jubilee Edition

August 16, 2018
DBS Asian Insights Conference 2018 Jubilee Edition

Celebrating 50 years, we bring the Jubilee Edition of DBS Asian Insights Conference to you in the form of a post-conference report.