trade tensions

Investing strategies

Don't let your investing guard down in 2019, says RHB

SINGAPORE (Dec 26): RHB Research is targeting 3,300 for the Straits Times Index (STI) by end-2019 and advises investors to remain defensive amid anticipated volatility in the year ahead – by focusing on buying stocks that offer stable earnings, strong b

Bonds and treasuries

Americans snub China's new Dollar bond amid trade tensions

(Oct 15): China’s latest dollar-bond sale saw a marked slump in buying by US-based investors compared with last year’s offering, a stark contrast that’s emerged as bilateral trade tensions escalate.

Global Economy

IMF cuts forecast for global growth as trade war takes its toll

(Oct 9): The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in more than two years, blaming escalating trade tensions and stresses in emerging markets.

In print this week

MAD about Sino-American trade

SINGAPORE (Oct 1): Now that US President Donald Trump has imposed a 10% tariff on yet another US$200 billion ($272.8 billion) worth of Chinese imports, the US-China trade war has entered a costly new phase. As China follows through on its pledge to retali

US-China trade war

SEA economic growth to cool amid rising trade tensions

SINGAPORE (Sept 18): Economic growth across South-East Asia (SEA) region is expected to cool in the second half of the year until 2019, according to ICAEW’s Economic Insight: South-East Asia report.

Global Economy

Good and bad on trade

(Aug 29): Fears of a global trade war, led by America, have diminished. The issue is compressing into a conflict between China and the US, perhaps reflecting growing superpower rivalry as much as pure economic tension. China is already taking steps to off

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.


Businesses expect long trade fight even after Trump

(Aug 20): Let's not get too excited in response to talks about talks among officials from the US and China. Tussles over trade are likely to be the norm no matter who wins the midterm elections or sits in the Oval Office.

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 is seen as politically attractive. 

Broker's Calls

Hi-P earnings estimates slashed by DBS due to margin worries from US-China trade war

SINGAPORE (Aug 2): DBS Vickers Securities is maintaining “hold” on Hi-P International with a lower price target of $1.21 compared to $1.80 previously, after cutting FY18F and FY19F earnings by 23% and 29% respectively to account for lower margins.