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US Interest Rates Hike Could Come In Mid-2015: Yellen

The FTSE Straits Times Index dropped 23.55 points to close Thursday’s trading at 3,057.20, following an announcement by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) that US interest rates hike could kick in as early as mid-2015.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 21 March 2014
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    Slower Growth And Weak Data From China Puts Dampener On Markets

    Despite the better than expected data that came in from the US, where we saw US retail sales figures beating estimates, and weekly jobless claims falling to their lowest levels in four months, weak data that came out from China, has effectively weighed in on gains we’ve seen in the markets.

  • Brian Brinker and Louis Kent Lee
  • 14 March 2014
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    Markets Cautious Awaiting US Jobs Reports

    The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) gained 12.53 points to close Thursday’s trading at 3,129.17 as investors remain cautious while awaiting growth data from the Eurozone, crucial US jobs data to be released today as well as amid the backdrop of political tensions in Ukraine.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 07 March 2014
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    Time For Review

    STI Flattish; Yellen Ponders Taper Retreat

    The FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) gained 8.49 points to close Thursday’s trading at 3,096.74 as investors awaited US Federal Reserve (Fed) chairperson’s Janet Yellen’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 28 February 2014
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    Singapore Grows 5.5% In 4Q13, Budget Day 2014 Takes Centre Stage

    Industry observers highlighted productivity and social inclusiveness as the main themes for this year’s budget. Other elements include healthcare subsidies and more aid by the government to help SMEs tackle rising operational costs and low-income households to ease the cost of living.

  • Brian Brinker and Nicholas Tan
  • 21 February 2014
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    STI Pulls Quick Relief Effort, All Eyes Still On Job Data

    We are in the middle of the slew of earnings releases, and defensive stocks like SIA Engineering and Singapore Post have both released their earnings results, where both saw and felt the impact of higher operating expenses.

  • Brian Brinker and Louis Kent Lee
  • 07 February 2014
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    STI Sinks With Doubts Over China And Emerging Markets

    Another bank has joined the chorus of banks raising concerns about emerging markets. Societe Generale, has joined US banking giants, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in highlighting a bleak outlook for emerging markets.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 24 January 2014
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    STI Continues To Lack Direction; Earnings Season To Be Key?

    After an initial spurt upwards, the Straits Times Index is once again in negative territory for the week. The lacklustre trading environment seems to be prevalent for much of the beginning of the year. However, there is hope that the index will perform better when the index constituents start to release their results. Many will [...]

  • Elaine Lee
  • 17 January 2014
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    Slight Gains On STI Over First Full Week Of Trading

    The first full week of trading brought the STI slightly higher on significantly good news from the US. However, any rally was quickly ruffed out by news that China’s growth could be moderating after an spurt of growth in 2H13.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 10 January 2014
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    STI Falls Back Down To Earth After Holiday Rally

    2013 ended with the Straits Times Index stuck at levels where it begun 2013 with. While the full year has been topsy turvy, investors might be more heartened to look to 2014 with more optimism.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 03 January 2014
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    Bracing For Year-End Rally End Of Fiscal Cliff Marks Beginning Of A Bullish 2013

    Santa Finally Brings Some Cheer To Markets

    While the STI is marching ever much closer to breaking even for the year, American markets are soaring to new heights. Perhaps we need some American enthusiasm.

  • Simeon Ang and Brian Brinker
  • 27 December 2013
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    Review: Taper Begins But Markets Gain Ground…

    The Fed has finally tapered! I hope you didn’t feel faint from holding your breath for that. But rather interestingly, markets have reacted rather positively to the taper. Find out possible reasons why….

  • Simeon Ang
  • 20 December 2013
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    Fear Of Taper Tapers Santa Rally

    Investors looked as if they saw a ghost or a Chinese Vampire from Rigor Mortis as they cashed out of markets. This cannot be! The global economic situation looks to be starkly improved and yet investors are fleeing.

  • Brian Brinker and Simeon Ang
  • 13 December 2013
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