INSIGHT OF THE WEEK
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THIS WEEK'S PODCAST: US-China Trade: The “Phase One” trade deal. Why it matters?
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Fed-Pause: The Federal Reserve rate cuts, what are the implications for markets.
This week Prashant Bhayani shares his views on the Federal Reserve rate cuts and the implications for markets.
Are Chinese property developers’ funding concerns overdone?
Restrictions by Chinese regulators on bond issuance by some developers has triggered concerns but the worries may be unfounded.
Is Brexit approaching the endgame?
Have chances of a “hard Brexit” significantly reduced?
Trade Truce... What Next?
The topic this week is a review of the trade truce finalised last Friday, and its potential implications on the global fiscal policy.
Don’t forget to focus on the red dot for defensive yield!
Singapore’s economy has been buffeted by the global slowdown but, as Prashant Bhayani explains, it continues to offer attractive potential to investors
Drone Attack - The impact of Saudi Arabian oil facilities attack is short-lived thus far…
The impact of drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities is short-lived so far but what can we expect next? Prashant Bhayani shares what do we think of oil prices in the short and medium term.
After a hawkish cut, the Federal Reserve rate expectations align directly with BNP Paribas forecasts
Here's quick review by Prashant Bhayani on the Federal Reserve meeting, the implications arising from it and what’s priced in by the markets.
China Accelerates “Mid-Autumn Gifts” to the Market
Prashant Bhayani summarises some of the important initiatives that were announced in China this month.
Can Central Banks be Super-Heroes? Will it lead to Currency Wars?
With the end of the trade truce, the spotlight has burned bright again on the central banks as rate cuts accelerated around the globe. But can this lead to currency wars?
Why Hong Kong’s long-term fundamentals and liquidity remain resilient
9 key reasons why Hong Kong’s long-term fundamentals and liquidity remain resilient
A global synchronized monetary easing is playing out
After the Fed delivered its first rate cut since 2008, central banks across countries have followed suit. Will this global monetary easing be sufficient to revive growth?
Follow Twitter not Jackson Hole
As trade rhetoric overshadowed the Fed Summit last week, Prashant Bhayani reviews the takeaways and the market reaction.
Will Gold continue to shine?
4 reasons why gold will continue to shine (and why investors should accumulate gold on dips).
Trade Truce Ends with a Tweet
As the announcement to impose 10% tariffs on the remaining $300 bn of China’s imports ended a month-long truce, Prashant Bhayani highlights the takeaways and the key things to watch tactically.
Can the Federal Reserve Help Extend the Longest Economic Cycle in History?
Discover why European Equities have had the best start of the year since 1998
Cash is Not King! Cash is a Drag…This week we revisit how cash can be a drag in an investor’s portfolio.
In a year of strong year-to-date returns in both bonds & equities, Prashant Bhayani discusses why cash can be a drag in an investor’s portfolio. His mantra: Stay diversified, stay invested!
Gold: Continue to Follow the Yellow Brick Road!
The trillion dollar question after the G-20 meetings: How long will trade tensions last?
FOMC Meeting: Powell throws in the towel
Slow We Go! An update on the US economy
A quick update on the US economy following the weaker economic data and changing rate expectations.
Which countries may benefit the most from US-China trade tensions? Prashant Bhayani shares his views
Why Treasury yields dropped sharply last week? How low can they go?
India gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a strong second-term mandate. What are the implications for the Indian economy?
Sino-US trade tensions could linger for longer. What are the implications?
As Sino-US trade tensions flare up again, we examine the potential impact of an ongoing tradewar on their respective economies.
Diversification Strategies in May: Stay in May and Diversify Away
In this edition, our Asia CIO points out why this may be an excellent time to diversify your portfolio exposure.
Market could be pricing a “trade deal” despite new tariffs kick in
Our Asia CIO dissects the #tradewar scenario for you
China Update: Taking foot off the pedal but to maintain cruising speed.
Listen to a brief analysis by our Asia CIO after the politburo's review of the country's economy in China
Contrarian Corner: Overweight European Equities
Underweight on European #equities? Maybe, not! The recent fund manager survey largely supports an underweight position however our Asia CIO builds a case for why a contrarian view merits attention.
Better Payrolls Soothe Growth Fears
US job growth remains strong in March, so what does is it mean for interest rates?
The yield curve is inverting! Should we be worried?
Against the background of a sharp drop in Treasury yields, our Asia CIO, discusses the utility of the yield curve as a recession indicator, and more.
The Fed’s dovish surprise triggers growth concerns
Amid rising market worries & falling #US yields, we examine the key reasons behind the announcement and what should investors keep an eye on!
Brexit deadline is near. Deal or no-deal?
In light of growing uncertainty and slowing growth, we look at the possible scenarios that could unfold in the coming weeks
In the context of a larger than expected tax cuts in China: Should we stay positive despite strong rebound?
If you want to understand global market movements focus on FINANCIAL CONDITIONS, not backward looking economic data.
In today’s podcast, we focus on the green shoots of stimulus impact in China.
US Treasury Yields: How Low Can They Go?
US Treasury Yields: How low can they go? We examine the reasons behind the fall of the 10-year Treasury yield to 2.63% last week, and what can we expect going ahead.
Moving to Short-Term Neutral in Global Equities but what do we think about Asian assets in this context?
In this week's podcast we analyse how Asian equity and bond performance may be affected in the context of slowing US growth.
Are Emerging Markets starting to shine?
Is the increasing interest in EM assets a trend that will continue?