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November 14, 2019

Market Comment | The global economic weakness persists

Sovereign bonds attracted fresh demand amid mounting trade deal uncertainty and concerns over the global economic outlook underpinned by disappointing Asian macroeconomic data.

November 13, 2019

Market Comment | Concerns over a trade war escalation weigh on market risk sentiment

Risk-off mood resurfaced in financial markets on the back of fresh trade worries and mounting social unrest in Hong Kong and Latin America. In Europe, Spain’s left-wing coalition still faces some hurdles.

November 12, 2019

Market Comment | All eyes on today’s Trump speech at the Economic Club of New York

Markets were quiet awaiting new trade developments as the U.S.-China tariffs rollback remains uncertain. Investors will watch U.S. President Trump’s speech at the New York Economic Club closely today, in which trade talks with China may be addressed.

November 12, 2019

Global Funds Outlook | Fourth Quarter 2019

We expect ongoing easing in global uncertainties, and policy support to sustain flows into EMs, mainly those implementing ‘sound’ policies and with stable currencies. However, concerns over underlying vulnerabilities and the potential for further bouts of cross asset volatility will restrain a sharp recovery in EM inflows.

November 11, 2019

U.S. Repo Market Tracker. November 11, 2019

Repo Rates: Slight increase in average daily intervention to $86bn as Fed conducts small operation exercises on its desk to test its operational readiness. Fed Balance Sheet: Total assets reach $4.08tn, the highest amount since January 2019.

November 11, 2019

Market Comment | Cautiousness on renewed trade deal uncertainty

Markets were cautious amid lower prospects of a limited trade deal and thin volume due to Veterans Days in the U.S.

November 8, 2019

Market Comment | Trade deal optimism spurs sovereign bonds yields and global equities

Markets’ risk-on mood intensified this week on the back of increasing U.S.-China trade deal optimism, although the uncertainty remains as the U.S. has not agreed to fully rollback tariffs. Strong services sector figures in the U.S., along with better-than-feared earnings also helped to improve market sentiment.

November 7, 2019

Market Comment | Mounting trade optimism resumes the risk-on mood

China’s statement that it has agreed with the U.S. to remove tariffs in stages renewed the risk-on mood, despite the gloomier Eurozone economic outlook.