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December 5, 2019

Market Comment | Rhetoric-driven swings in trade deal prospects dictate market movements

During this week, financial markets fluctuated sharply with US-China trade negotiations as the key driver

December 4, 2019

Market Comment | The trade rollercoaster continues amid mixed news

Trade developments swing from pessimistic to optimistic. Market risk sentiment improved amid speculation that China and the US might be closer to a trade deal, but it didn’t fully recover from the recent flood of negative trade news.

December 3, 2019

Market Comment | US not in a hurry to reach a trade deal with China

Investors were risk-averse as US trade frictions with the rest of the world keep mounting.

November 29, 2019

Market Comment | Trade deal prospects underpin positive market sentiment

The mood on financial markets remained positive this week on the back of brighter prospects of a trade deal. Although the ratification of the Hong Kong pro-democracy bill in the US slightly dented market’s risk-on mood towards the end of the week, both positive economic data helped to support markets.

November 28, 2019

Market Comment | Hong Kong jeopardizes trade negotiations

Today’s session was quiet as US stock and bond markets remained closed due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Nonetheless, market risk sentiment worsened after the pro-democracy Hong Kong bills became law with the US President’s ratification.

November 27, 2019

Market Comment | Vigilant optimism ahead of tomorrow’s Thanksgiving

Market risk sentiment improved modestly amid positive trade headlines and strong US activity data.

November 26, 2019

Market Comment | Skepticism toward the latest trade developments

Markets were cautious as the latest progress in trade talks lacked conviction.

November 25, 2019

Market Comment | The trade rollercoaster goes on

Market risk sentiment recovered modestly on positive trade headlines. China said it will increase penalties for intellectual property violations, while Chinese media said both countries are very close to the phase one trade deal.