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Indonesia / GDP

Indonesia in 2018/19: Higher gear?

November 20, 2017
Indonesia in 2018/19: Higher gear?

The Indonesian economy may expand at a quicker pace next year and in 2019, thanks to favourable domestic tailwinds and potentially positive external factors; investors should find Indonesian bonds an...

Global / GDP

Weekly Wrap: Long vols

November 17, 2017
Weekly Wrap: Long vols

While fundamentals are strong, we cannot ignore the incipient rise in market volatility; there will be room for bulls and bears room to tussle.

Global / Insights

Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

November 16, 2017
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...

Asia / Technology

Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in ...

November 10, 2017
Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in 2018

Our analysis of data centres across the region shows that Indonesia offers the best return on invested capital; telcos however can unlock the true value of their data-centre assets by divesting them.

Singapore / Real Estate

Singapore Property: More (land)-bank for buck

November 10, 2017
Singapore Property: More (land)-bank for buck

As market indicators point to a recovery in property prices from 2018, we expect more developers to bid for land more aggressively. We also look at potential collective-sale projects and the players ...

Southeast Asia / Consumer Services

Asean Grocery Retail: Will online grocery retail take off i...

October 25, 2017
Asean Grocery Retail: Will online grocery retail take off in ASEAN?

While online grocery retail is still in its infancy – and still has obstacles to overcome, it will gain traction over the next few years across Southeast Asia. It should not be a significant threat t...

Global / Equities

Another week of record inflows into ETFs

November 20, 2017
Another week of record inflows into ETFs

Despite the choppiness witnessed in US equities, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) logged another week of record inflows. For more on ETFs, check out or Weekly Global ETF Commentary.

Global / Equities

Diversify to Asia

November 15, 2017
Diversify to Asia

We believe the region is still poised to perform given steady growth supported by global growth and an accommodative mix of fiscal policy, supportive monetary policies, and domestic investors’ buying

Global / Equities

US equity ETFs saw first weekly net outflows since late Sep...

November 13, 2017
US equity ETFs saw first weekly net outflows since late September

With global markets marking their first weekly decline since September, US equity ETFs failed to keep up their run of inflows. For more on ETFs, check out or Weekly Global ETF Commentary.

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Hong Kong / GDP

Full employment

November 20, 2017
Full employment

On the back of the above-trend GDP growth, Hong Kong’s labour market tightened further in October 2017. The latest unemployment rate edged down to 3%, the lowest since early 1998.

Southeast Asia / GDP

Strong growth in Malaysia and Singapore

November 20, 2017
Strong growth in Malaysia and Singapore

Thanks to a robust 3Q, Malaysia’s full-year growth is now expected to be 5.7%, the upper end of the official forecast range of 5.2-5.7%. Singapore, which will release 3Q GDP this week, will lik...

Asia / GDP

This Week: Q3 GDP of Singapore and Thailand; trade and prod...

November 20, 2017
This Week: Q3 GDP of Singapore and Thailand; trade and production; inflation data

The focus will be on Thailand’s and Singapore’s Q3 GDP. We expect Thailand to have grown 3.7% growth and see some upside risks to this forecast. Singapore’s Q3 growth is expected to be revised to 5.1...

Europe / GDP

Political risk returns

November 20, 2017
Political risk returns

Eurozone political concerns are back on the radar after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to form a new government with a ‘Jamaica coalition’ failed; the EUR notched the biggest intraday dro...

Global / Currencies

European currencies weighed by politics

November 20, 2017
European currencies weighed by politics

The EUR is starting the week on a fragile note after German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a coalition in Germany. Meanwhile, the GBP’s rise may be arrested by Budget 2017. For more on...

Global / Currencies

A dichotomous currency market this week

November 17, 2017
A dichotomous currency market this week

Asian currencies fared better than major currencies in the first four days of this week, as the weakness of the USD reverberated across markets. For more on currencies and rates, check out our Overni...

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Developed Markets / Equities

US stocks gain the most in two months

November 17, 2017
US stocks gain the most in two months

Tech shares rally; optimism boosted on rising odds of corporate tax cuts

Global / Currencies

The dollar finds footing

November 17, 2017
The dollar finds footing

The greenback posts a small gain after US House of Representatives approve tax overhaul

Asia / Equities

Asian stocks rebound

November 17, 2017
Asian stocks rebound

Tencent jumps on earnings, Santos surges on bid

Global / Insights

US debt ceiling, tax reform take centre stage

August 28, 2017
US debt ceiling, tax reform take centre stage

Investors are increasingly buying protection for downside risks

Global / Insights

EM outperforms DM on mounting US political turmoil

August 21, 2017
EM outperforms DM on mounting US political turmoil

Global investors are seeking cheaper exposures to equities

Global / Insights

Risk assets: shaken, but not stirred

August 14, 2017
Risk assets: shaken, but not stirred

Despite the volatility, the magnitude of the recent correction suggests that markets have been pricing in an eventual resolution to the crisis

Global / Outlook

4Q17: Stay in the game

October 02, 2017
4Q17: Stay in the game

The Chief Investment Office brings you the investment outlook and strategy for 4Q17 in our brand-new "CIO Insights" publication

Global / Outlook

3Q17: Desperately seeking value

June 27, 2017
3Q17: Desperately seeking value

Neither feast nor famine - that is the frustrating outlook for global equities

Global / Equities

The markets needed a correction; they will get it

May 19, 2017
The markets needed a correction; they will get it

After all, this is a market priced for perfection – not a loose cannon President, say DBS Chief Investment Officer Lim Say Boon and Strategist Jason Low

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Asia / Technology

Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in ...

November 10, 2017
Data Centre & Cloud: Divestments and M&As to accelerate in 2018

Our analysis of data centres across the region shows that Indonesia offers the best return on invested capital; telcos however can unlock the true value of their data-centre assets by divesting them.

Singapore / Real Estate

Singapore Property: More (land)-bank for buck

November 10, 2017
Singapore Property: More (land)-bank for buck

As market indicators point to a recovery in property prices from 2018, we expect more developers to bid for land more aggressively. We also look at potential collective-sale projects and the players ...

Southeast Asia / Consumer Services

Asean Grocery Retail: Will online grocery retail take off i...

October 25, 2017
Asean Grocery Retail: Will online grocery retail take off in ASEAN?

While online grocery retail is still in its infancy – and still has obstacles to overcome, it will gain traction over the next few years across Southeast Asia. It should not be a significant threat t...