Daily analysis of the latest economic data points and policy developments in Asia and the major economies of the world.
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...Read More
With inflation likely to have risen to 2.1% in December – above the Federal Reserve’s target – the central bank has its work cut out for it and will need to raise rates sooner and faster than most th...Read More
Malaysia’s consumer price index inflation likely hit 2% in December 2016, and is expected to stay above the 2% mark this year. The central bank may have missed the opportunity to ease further.
Singapore saw another month of robust export growth in December 2016. A pullback may be on the cards as the Lunar New Year approaches, but the effect will be transient.
Malaysian Government Securities yields are consolidating after the sharp selloff late last year. Longer-term MGSs are susceptible to a likely further increase in US Treasury yields.
China’s push for growth-at-any-cost is being replaced with the “New Normal”.It will fundamentally change how business and investing are done.Read More
US core consumer price index inflation has been above the central bank’s target for more than a year; and now it’s time for the headline figure to follow suit.
A stable external sector is providing inherent support to the euro. Looking ahead, cyclical signs suggest a pick-up in global demand is underway, which should benefit Eurozone exports this year.
With inflation likely to have risen to 2.1% in December – above the Federal Reserve’s target – the central bank has its work cut out for it and will need to raise rates sooner and faster than most th...