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Developed Markets / Equities

US markets close at records

January 23, 2018
US markets close at records

The Senate breaks a stalemate over spending bills, ending the government shutdown

Asia / Equities

Hong Kong hits highest on record

January 23, 2018
Hong Kong hits highest on record

South Korea, Australia retreat; other Asia indices edge higher

Global / Currencies

The dollar pares losses

January 23, 2018
The dollar pares losses

News that the Senate has enough votes to end the government shutdown stems USD's fall

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

2018: The Bull Ain't Done

December 15, 2017
2018: The Bull Ain't Done

The Chief Investment Office brings you the investment outlook and strategy for 2018

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

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Global / Insights

Economics, Currencies & Rates Research

January 22, 2018
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...

Global / GDP

Weekly Wrap: China’s growth and currency play

January 19, 2018
Weekly Wrap: China’s growth and currency play

The latest batch of data signified that China is taking strong momentum into 2018. Meanwhile, it is making headway with its renminbi internationalisation via the petro-CNY approach.

China / Currencies

Petro-CNY: Timing, reach, geopolitics, implications

January 19, 2018
Petro-CNY: Timing, reach, geopolitics, implications

Some may argue the whole Chinese yuan (CNY) internationalisation agenda is an elusive concept. But the fact is that it is proceeding swiftly.

China / Real Estate

Mild recovery in sales

January 16, 2018
Mild recovery in sales

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

Weekly new launches and sell-through hit new highs

January 03, 2018
Weekly new launches and sell-through hit new highs

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.

Hong Kong / Consumer Services

Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

December 05, 2017
Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

With the recovery of visitor arrivals to Hong Kong, hotels in the city should see a revival in fortunes; room rates and occupancy should rise, ringing in more attractive returns for operators and man...

Global / Equities

Equity ETFs continue to dominate weekly flows

January 22, 2018
Equity ETFs continue to dominate weekly flows

Equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) added US$15,287.58mn in net inflows, up sharply from the previous week’s US$9,206.93mn. Check out our Weekly Global ETF Commentary to see how the space fared.

Global / Equities

Scaling new heights

January 17, 2018
Scaling new heights

While 2017 will be a year to remember, we think that the pace of economic growth in 2018 will support further market gains.

Global / Equities

Equities extend their gains; Japan sees largest inflows

January 15, 2018
Equities extend their gains; Japan sees largest inflows

Global markets extended their gains; Japan led developed countries with the most inflows for its ETFs. For more, check out or Weekly Global ETF Commentary.

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Philippines / GDP

Philippines: Strong at 6.7% pace

January 23, 2018
Philippines: Strong at 6.7% pace

Strong domestic demand and investment will likely keep the Philippine economy humming along nicely at a 6.7% pace in 2018 ad 2019 after a similar 6.7% expansion last year. We expect Bangko Sentral ng...

India / GDP

Trade deficit widens on commodities

January 16, 2018
Trade deficit widens on commodities

India’s December trade numbers were a mixed bag. Whilst exports fared better on nominal terms, a strong jump in imports saw the trade deficit deteriorate sharply. The cumulative April-December goods ...

India / Rates

Firm inflation triggers policy debate

January 15, 2018
Firm inflation triggers policy debate

With inflation in India hovering at a 15-month high – amid signs of economic recovery – the Reserve Bank of India will have to extremely careful in its guidance on the direction of rates, inflation, ...

Global / Currencies

From US shutdown to BOJ/ECB meetings

January 23, 2018
From US shutdown to BOJ/ECB meetings

The market’s focus has shifted to Europe and Japan as it looks for guidance on where rates are going. For more on currencies and rates, check out our Overnight Wrap and the Day Ahead.

Global / GDP

This Week: Policy action from Europe, Japan, and Malaysia

January 22, 2018
This Week: Policy action from Europe, Japan, and Malaysia

While no action is expected from the European Central Bank, Bank of Japan, and Bank Negara Malaysia, the policy language and guidance will be of considerable interest.

US / Rates

Steady FOMC

December 14, 2017
Steady FOMC

The US has made an impressively smooth recovery from the depths of the 2008/09 crisis, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s steady hand. We don’t expect the Fed to change its tone or direction appreciably...

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Hong Kong / Consumer Services

Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

December 05, 2017
Hong Kong Hotels: Time to check in

With the recovery of visitor arrivals to Hong Kong, hotels in the city should see a revival in fortunes; room rates and occupancy should rise, ringing in more attractive returns for operators and man...

China / Consumer Goods

China Dairy: Downstream is key

November 30, 2017
China Dairy: Downstream is key

China dairies in the downstream segment that have exposure to fast-growing product lines will be leading the industry’s growth. In this deep dive, we look at the industry’s dynamics, potential M&A ac...

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.