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Emerging Markets

Emerging markets debt yields at levels that rival forward expectations for equities in 2019

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): Yields on USD emerging market debts are reaching 7% for major indices, and as emerging markets enter 2019, it is expected to recover from the negative effects of a stronger USD

US Economy

Goldman Sachs sees five more Fed rate hikes through end of 2019

(Oct 19): Goldman Sachs economists on Thursday said the firm remained “comfortable” with its call for five more interest rate hikes — two more than priced in financial markets — through the end of

Emerging Markets

It's Asia's turn as worst hit emerging markets set to hike rates

(Sept 26): For the most hawkish central banks in Asia, Thursday’s choice is less about whether to raise interest rates than by how much.

Global Economy

Global economic growth is expected to rise, but it might not bode well for investors

SINGAPORE (Apr 4): Schroders is raising its global growth forecasts for the next two years on the back of buoyant economic activity, but warns of uncertainty for investors amid a corresponding rise

In print this week

Will office property rents bottom in 2017?

SINGAPORE (March 24): The prospect of interest rate hikes by the Fed used to spark panic among investors.

Yellen sees more rate hikes ahead if economy stays on course

(Feb 14): Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said more interest-rate increases will be appropriate if the US economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening la

Daiwa's strategy for 2017

Banking on banks as the Trump card?

SINGAPORE (Jan 20): Daiwa Capital Markets says banking on Singapore banks could be investors’ best play amid global market jitters as Donald Trump begins his presidency on Jan 20.


Broker's Calls

One REIT to benefit from a rebounding US economy

SINGAPORE (Nov 23): RHB Singapore is initiating coverage on Manulife US REIT with a "buy” recommendation with a target price of 96 US cents ($1.37).


Fed minutes suggest rate hikes on hold until Brexit impact clearer

WASHINGTON (July 7): Federal Reserve policymakers decided in June that interest rate hikes should stay on hold until they have a handle on the consequences of Britain's vote on EU membership, accor

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