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Daily Digest

Developed Markets / Equities

Wall Street Mixed

February 24, 2017
Wall Street Mixed

The Dow hits an all-time high; European and Japanese shares decline

Global / Currencies

USD Extends Losses

February 24, 2017
USD Extends Losses

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's comments keep the greenback down; yen and euro strengthen

Asia / Equities

Asian Stocks Fall

February 24, 2017
Asian Stocks Fall

The uptrend stalls as Asian markets come under pressure

Key Indicators

  • GDP
  • Inflation
  • Currency
  • Interest Rates
  • GDP
  • Inflation
  • Currency
  • Interest Rates

GDP growth, % YoY

2013201420152016f2017f
US1.52.42.61.72.7
Japan2.00.31.21.01.0
Eurozone-0.30.91.91.71.6
Indonesia5.65.04.95.05.3
Malaysia4.76.05.04.24.5
Philippines7.16.15.96.86.4
Singapore4.42.92.02.02.8
Thailand2.90.92.83.23.4
Vietnam5.46.06.76.26.6
China7.77.36.96.76.5
Hong Kong3.12.52.41.02.0
Taiwan2.24.00.71.52.1
South Korea2.93.32.62.72.5
India*6.77.37.66.97.6
* India data & forecasts refer to fiscal years beginning April; prior to 2013 inflation is WPI
Source: CEIC and DBS Group Research

CPI inflation, % YoY

2013201420152016f2017f
US1.51.60.11.22.2
Japan0.42.70.8-0.10.5
Eurozone1.50.60.00.20.6
Indonesia6.46.46.43.54.5
Malaysia2.13.12.12.12.2
Philippines2.94.21.41.82.7
Singapore2.41.0-0.5-0.50.9
Thailand2.21.9-0.90.21.5
Vietnam6.64.10.62.73.4
China2.62.01.42.01.8
Hong Kong4.34.43.02.61.5
Taiwan0.81.2-0.31.41.0
South Korea1.31.30.71.01.6
India*9.56.04.94.85.0
* India data & forecasts refer to fiscal years beginning April; prior to 2013 inflation is WPI
Source: CEIC and DBS Group Research

Exchange rates, end of period

current1Q172Q173Q174Q17
US
Japan113.4111113114115
Eurozone1.0551.081.081.071.07
Indonesia13,36813,33913,51813,69713,876
Malaysia4.454.464.564.674.78
Philippines50.349.850.250.751.1
Singapore1.411.441.451.461.48
Thailand35.036.336.536.636.8
Vietnam^22,83322,78222,78222,78222,782
China*6.886.937.027.117.19
Hong Kong7.767.787.787.787.78
Taiwan30.832.232.432.532.7
South Korea1,1421,1991,2011,2041,206
India67.069.670.571.472.4
^ prime rate; * 1-yr lending rate
Source: Bloomberg and DBS Group Research

Policy interest rates, end of period

current1Q172Q173Q174Q17
US0.751.001.251.501.75
Japan-0.10-0.10-0.20-0.20-0.20
Eurozone0.000.000.000.000.00
Indonesia4.754.754.755.005.00
Malaysia3.003.003.003.003.00
Philippines3.003.253.503.503.50
Singaporen.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Thailand1.501.501.501.501.50
Vietnam^6.506.506.506.506.50
China*4.354.354.354.354.35
Hong Kongn.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Taiwan1.381.381.381.381.38
South Korea1.251.251.251.251.25
India6.256.256.256.256.25
^ prime rate; * 1-yr lending rate
Source: Bloomberg and DBS Group Research

From the CIO Desk

The DBS Chief Investment Office explains what's happening in the markets and why in our weekly Investment Insights report.

 

 

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Weekly Insights

Global / Insights

US Reflationary Trade Stays in Play

February 20, 2017
Global

Investors focus on US economic/earnings rebound

Global / Insights

Market Optimism Drives US Equities Higher

February 13, 2017
Global

Trump administration's "phenomenal" tax announcement power markets

The DBS View

2H-2016 Investment Outlook: 8 Predictions

July 21, 2016

DBS Clear Call

Markets Rebound ... But It's a Bumpy Road Ahead

June 29, 2016

Strategy

Global / FX Chartist's Diary

Quick Look at USD/CAD

November 11, 2016
Global

Canada's dollar is a NAFTA currency, but it has been far less volatile than the Mexican Peso

Global / Clear Call

A Nervous New World (Part 2)

November 09, 2016
Global

The Republican Party could win both the House and the Senate, giving Trump the power to act Obama didn't have

Videos

Global / Outlook

Investing in the Time of Trump: 10 Ideas

January 31, 2017
Investing in the Time of Trump: 10 Ideas

DBS Chief Investment Officer Lim Say Boon discusses how to navigate the world of Trump

Global / Clear Call Video

DBS Clear Call: US Election Market Impact

November 03, 2016
DBS Clear Call: US Election Market Impact

DBS Investment Strategist Jason Low looks at the US Presidential elections. Jason sets out the likely market reactions if either Clinton or Trump wins the White House.

Global / Insights

4Q-16 Investment Outlook

October 17, 2016
4Q-16 Investment Outlook

In this video, DBS ​CIO Investment Strategist Jason Low contends that the rise in risk asset markets is a bubble, and there are risks which have yet to be adequately priced into markets.

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