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Global Markets

Assessing the risk scenarios: Selloff. Rebound. Now what?

(July 3): One of the biggest fears in the markets now is a second Covid-19 wave.


Further US rate cuts still expected despite divisive FOMC meeting

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee’s July 31 meeting have indicated that the officials were widely divided in the US Federal Reserve’s decision to ease monetary po


Fed rate cut will support US dollar, Singtel's credit outlook trimmed

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): The US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates for the first time since December 2008, following intense pressure from US President Donald Trump to stimulate the economy. Interest

Tong's Portfolio

Adobe is another example that the future favours the subscription model

(July 19): US stocks continue to outperform the rest of the world this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq Composite all hit fresh record highs this month.


Dovish Fed hints at rate cuts ahead; Astrea V PE bonds not as popular as predecessor

SINGAPORE (June 24): As expected, the US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged at between 2.25% and 2.5%, following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Jun

US Economy

Fed scraps patient approach and opens door to potential rate cut

(June 20): The Federal Reserve signalled it was ready to lower interest rates for the first time since 2008, citing “uncertainties” that have increased the case for a cut as officials seek to prolo

US politics

Risks growing but Fed is watchful: Bank of Singapore

(June 6): President Trump’s abrupt decisions to impose tariffs on goods from Mexico (initially set at 5% on June 10 and gradually raised to 25% unless Mexico takes more forceful action to contain i

Broker's Calls

Banks kept at 'overweight' by UOB on Fed's dovish stance, dividend yield

SINGAPORE (Jan 18): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining Singapore’s banking sector at “overweight” after the US Fed calmed the nerves of investors with its dovish disposition, which subsequently generated

US Economy

Fed lifts rates to 1.75% on improving economy; two more increases expected this year

(Mar 22): Federal Reserve officials, meeting for the first time under Chairman Jerome Powell, raised the benchmark lending rate a quarter-point and forecast a steeper path of hikes in 2019 and 2020


US dollar struggles on policy uncertainty, political woes

TOKYO (July 31): The US dollar struggled on Monday, wallowing near a 2-1/2-year low against the euro, weighed down by US political uncertainty and uninspiring US data that added to doubts about whe

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