Global Markets

Keep your seatbelt fastened, turbulence ahead

It is important to keep a cautious view and be vigilant on the evolution of the economic backdrop

Oil & Gas

Oil prices to remain under pressure till 3Q, say analysts

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bring about lockdowns and destroy demand for transportation fuel, analysts believe that oil prices are likely to remain under pressure for the rest of 1HFY2020.

SGX Research Series: 10 in 10

UMS diversifies into aerospace, water and metals amid volatility in semiconductor industry

"As our key clients are major global semiconductor equipment manufacturers, we believe that we are poised to gain from the technology revolution."

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 after peaking at 3.4% in 2018.  

Emerging Markets

Bull case for emerging markets has one big caveat

(Nov 29): After a bruising 2018, emerging markets will probably be the place to make quick money next year.

Global Economy

Call it 'disruption' and not a 'financial crisis', says former Fed chair Yellen of ongoing global uncertainties

PARIS (June 29): Contrary to popular opinion, Janet L. Yellen does not see an impending financial crisis from the escalating trade tensions between the US and China, higher current asset valuations and volatility from diverging monetary policies.

Broker's Calls

This consumer stock offers 'unexciting growth', but excellent shelter in volatile times

SINGAPORE (June 28): OCBC is maintaining its “buy” call on Sheng Siong Group with an unchanged fair value estimate of $1.12, highlighting it as a defensive business in times of volatility given ongoing trade tensions between US and China as well as Eu

Investing strategies

Time to stock up on defensive assets for a volatile 2H18, says State Street

SINGAPORE (June 25): State Street Corporation advises investors to start adopting a more defensive stance on expectations of global volatility in 2H18, as the environment becomes more challenging for risky assets such as such as global equities, high-beta

How investor portfolios are evolving to prepare for volatility's return

SINGAPORE (Apr 25): Despite long-running investor expectations of a spike in volatility, professional fund buyers are remaining split over the consequent impact on their portfolios.

Global Economy

IMF warns of rising threats to global financial system

WASHINGTON (Apr 19): Threats to the global financial system are rising, with the price of risky assets surging in a manner reminiscent of the years before the global financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund warned.