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

India / GDP

India gets ready for goods-and-services tax...

June 23, 2017

The impact of the GST is expected to be mixed in the near term but beneficial in the medium- to long-term; this reform will be a litmus test for the government as the economy begins another phase of ...

Key summary points
  • The goods-and-services tax is to be rolled out on 1 July
  • This will be a test for the govt, coming close on the heels of disruption caused by demonetisation
  • Teething issues are likely
  • The impact is likely to be mixed in the near term but beneficial in future; longer out, the shift…
  • …to a streamlined tax system will improve the ease of doing business and boost rating prospects

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DBS Asian Insights

Capturing Growth Opportunities in Asia

June 06, 2014

Industry

China / Real Estate

Further tightening of liquidity ahead

June 20, 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

Further hikes in interest rates

June 06, 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.

Equity Strategies

Global / Equities

Weekly Global ETF Commentary...

June 27, 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
  • Global markets were higher for the week ended June 23
  • Index provider MSCI finally decided to include China’s A-shares in its key emerging market index
  • In the US, what boosted broad market indexes were big gains for the healthcare and technology sector
  • Asia Pacific-focused ETFs listed in the US posted solid net inflows of US$1,193.83m

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