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China / FX

China/HK: GBA Wealth Connect is coming

July 09, 2020
China/HK: GBA Wealth Connect is coming

The PBoC and its Hong Kong and Macau counterparts have recently announced plans to establish a cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect pilot scheme in the Greater Bay Area.

Global / Economics

Kopi time with Taimur Baig podcast E20

July 08, 2020
Kopi time with Taimur Baig podcast E20

ECB’s Paul Hiebert on the intersection of financial stability and climate risk.

Taiwan / GDP

Understanding Taiwan: Post-pandemic tech opportunities and ...

July 07, 2020
Understanding Taiwan: Post-pandemic tech opportunities and some complications

Taiwan is well positioned to benefit from the post-pandemic tech opportunities. But tech protectionism and nationalism also imply challenges.

Hong Kong / Real Estate

Solid residential demand in Hong Kong

July 09, 2020
Solid residential demand in Hong Kong

With solid demand from first-time buyers and a favourable interest rate environment, the outlook of the residential market could be more positive than previously anticipated.

China / Financials

Deepening SOE reform the next catalyst

July 07, 2020
Deepening SOE reform the next catalyst

China’s plan to deepen SOEs’ mixed-ownership reform signals more funding activities to come. We expect this to drive earnings in China’s brokerage sector.

Hong Kong / Real Estate

Assessing financial risks of HK property plays

June 26, 2020
Assessing financial risks of HK property plays

Valuations of investment properties are expected to decline due to falling rents and expectations of higher cap rates. However, we believe financial risks remain manageable for the sector.

Hong Kong / Equities

Navigating a raging storm

June 05, 2020
Navigating a raging storm

We expect China-US tensions, which is set to rise ahead of the US presidential election, will add to the volatility in the Hong Kong market in the months ahead.

Hong Kong / Equities

National Security Law in the spotlight

May 25, 2020
National Security Law in the spotlight

Uncertainty in HK’s outlook returns on news of the new law. But we do not think that all HK-listed stocks will fare badly.

Hong Kong / Equities

Maintain risk-averse stance in Hong Kong

May 06, 2020
Maintain risk-averse stance in Hong Kong

Volatility arising from the reignition of the US-China trade war would facilitate profit taking in Hong Kong. As such, we advise investors to maintain a risk-averse stance.

Economics Daily

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Global / Growth

Macro Insights Weekly: A sustainable rebound?

July 06, 2020
Macro Insights Weekly: A sustainable rebound?

Global economic dataflow is improving. As lockdowns ease, consumer confidence is rising, temporary layoffs are ending, and personal consumption is picking up, causing manufacturing to climb.

India / Current Account

India rates: Counting on domestic buyers

June 29, 2020
India rates: Counting on domestic buyers

Despite a sizable budget deficit for FY21, yields are likely to be capped.

Global / GDP

Macro Insights Weekly - Managing Covid-19; what’s next?

June 29, 2020
Macro Insights Weekly - Managing Covid-19; what’s next?

Covid-19 is not going away, but large fiscal and monetary support measures have already been in place for several months. Now what?

Indonesia / Interest Rate

IDR Rates: Time to catch up

July 09, 2020
IDR Rates: Time to catch up

Indonesia government bonds have room to catch up in the coming months.

Global / FX,Credit

Macro Strategy: Pressure on US commercial property market; ...

July 09, 2020
Macro Strategy: Pressure on US commercial property market; USD and China/US tensions

US CMBS delinquencies jump. Something has changed for FX.

Global / FX,Credit

FX Daily: USD and China/US tensions

July 09, 2020
FX Daily: USD and China/US tensions

Chinese markets matter too, not just the US

Market Movers

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Asia / Equities

“There’s no way I can lose”, say Chinese investors

July 09, 2020
“There’s no way I can lose”, say Chinese investors

Signs of euphoria among the nation’s investing masses are popping up everywhere

Global / Currencies

China’s digital yuan gets first big test

July 09, 2020
China’s digital yuan gets first big test

Tech giant Didi Chuxing is working with the PBOC on uses for the virtual legal tender

Developed Markets / Equities

US rallies are in question

July 09, 2020
US rallies are in question

Runup in tech mega-caps sows doubts before key earnings reports

Global / Perspectives

Sector selection and the V-shaped rebound

July 01, 2020
Sector selection and the V-shaped rebound

We like sector “Leaders” that exhibit characteristics of defensive cash flows and balance sheets.

Global / Perspectives

Navigating the interplay between rising COVID-19 cases and ...

June 30, 2020
Navigating the interplay between rising COVID-19 cases and improving mobility trends

Markets will continue to track the “second derivative” of mobility, macro, and earnings data in 2H; stay invested in post-pandemic winners

Global / Perspectives

CIO pro-risk strategies reaps dividends

June 10, 2020
CIO pro-risk strategies reaps dividends

To navigate the volatility in 2H20, maintain a holistic asset allocation approach to investing

Featured Publications

Singapore / Consumer

Singapore Downstream F&B: Mass-market F&B set to sizzle

October 22, 2019
Singapore Downstream F&B: Mass-market F&B set to sizzle

Our analysts took a deep dive exploring the F&B business environment in Singapore, and examined how businesses can thrive in this lucrative, yet ever changing landscape.

China / Real Estate

China Property Management: Catch the rising stars

October 09, 2019
China Property Management: Catch the rising stars

Our analysts took a deep dive exploring China’s property management sector as interest in property investment continues to grow along with the country’s burgeoning economy.

Vietnam / Equities

Understanding Vietnam: A Rising Star

September 19, 2019
Understanding Vietnam: A Rising Star

Vietnam has found itself in a sweet spot as the prime beneficiary of the US-China Trade War, so much so that its economy is set to be bigger than that of Singapore’s within a decade.