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Fed and Trump underwrite the US bull market

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): Global stocks traded sharply lower last week as the second wave of Covid-19 outbreak, this time outside of China, triggered heightened uncerta

Tech

Tech bloodletting nears US$300 bil since Facebook reported

NEW YORK (July 31): The rush to get out of US tech stocks entered its third day Monday as concerns mounted over how the storied FAANG bloc will fare amid rising interest rates and slower growth.

IPO

3 reasons why US firms are taking longer to go public

SINGAPORE (Jan 9): It was an encouraging 2017 for the S&P 500, booking a full year of monthly total gains for the first time ever.

From Bloomberg

Stocks have gotten ‘less attractive’ but still better than bonds: Buffett

(Aug 31): Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the rally in markets over the last several years has made it harder to find bargains,

US stocks

Markets roiled on Trump stance tensions

NEW YORK (Aug 18): A sense of growing unease gripped financial markets as President Donald Trump exacerbated the controversy sparked by a racist rally in Virginia and terrorists struck a crowded st

The path for US equities will be uneven, driven by data & policy: Barclays

SINGAPORE (March 22): Barclays Capital is forecasting Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 earnings per share (EPS) to hit US$129 ($181) this year, assuming that a 5% sales growth combined with mode

Global Markets

2017 is shaping up as a volatile year for markets

HONG KONG (Jan 27): The world's most famous measure of volatility in financial markets is flashing a sign akin to boredom — languishing around levels that prevailed before the global crisis.

US currency

Global Markets

Dollar bets rise a 7th week; Asia nervous at open on drone

SYDNEY (Dec 19): The dollar gained versus most major peers after data showed bets on the greenback climbed for the longest stretch since August 2015.

Currencies

Euro slips with Asian stocks while bonds rise as Italy votes no

WELLINGTON (Dec 5): The euro retreated with riskier assets, while bonds advanced, amid concern the failure of Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform will destabilize the country, emboldening a

Trading floor

Global Markets

Global stocks up, nervous markets wager on Clinton presidency

SINGAPORE (Nov 8): Asian stocks rose on Tuesday as world markets braced for the outcome of one of the most contentious US presidential elections in history, with most investors cautiously optimisti

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