Global Markets

Global Markets

GIC cautious in light of challenging investment outlook; returns for 20-year period at 3.4%

SINGAPORE (July 8): Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC is treading carefully as the investment outlook turns more challenging.

Global Markets

New phase of monetary policy easing starting; rate cuts won't have same impact as before

SINGAPORE (July 1): In December 2015, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a long while.

Global Markets

Trade war tensions continue to rise, earnings season brings mixed results

SINGAPORE (May 20): Tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to rise as US President Donald Trump shows no inclination to de-escalate the country’s trade war with China.

Global Markets

Private equity in Asia hits record deal, exit values; uncertainty in the region still looms

SINGAPORE (Mar 15): The private equity (PE) industry in Asia Pacific (APAC) reached new highs in 2018, after a record-breaking 2017, according to the annual Asia Pacific Private Equity Report

Global Markets

Which markets face the most risks as frontiers drown in debt?

SINGAPORE (Mar 11): With a steady build-up of public debt becoming increasingly held by private creditors, frontier markets (FMs) are outpacing their emerging market (EMs) counterparts to become mo

Global Markets

3 factors to sustain markets in near term as global growth slows

SINGAPORE (Dec 11): Fitch Solutions has revised its global growth forecast for 2019 downwards by 0.1 percentage point to 3% to accentuate its view that global growth will slow over the coming years

Global Markets

Large foreign inflows are growth risk, says DPM Tharman

BALI/INDONESIA (Oct 12): Capital inflows are proving to be just as much a curse as a blessing, with the potential to harm economic growth, Singapore’s deputy prime minister said.

Fintech

Crypto's 80% plunge is now worse than stocks' dot-com crash

HONG KONG (Sept 13): The Great Crypto Crash of 2018 looks more and more like one for the record books.

Global Economy

How is the world economy faring amid US-China trade tensions?

SINGAPORE (Aug 28): Although near-term activity indicators remain stable, global growth appears to be losing momentum in 2018, compared to 2017 when major regions were accelerating.

Global Economy

As the US and China edge towards trade war, will cooler heads prevail?

SINGAPORE (July 30): Amid rumblings of a potential full-blown trade war, it is important to understand why the current US administration has opted for this path, which in some states in the country

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