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Limited Movement Tipped For Singapore Stock Market

Limited Movement Tipped For Singapore Stock Market The Singapore stock market has closed lower now in back-to-back sessions, although it has fallen jusSee all stories on this topic …

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Market Updates 05/03/2013

February highlights  Italy’s election results triggered concerns that it may raise tail risks for the Euro area again and increase the risk that investors will resort to ―safe havens‖ as before.  Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Federal Reserve’s low-interest rate policies to calm fears that super-low rates risk igniting inflation or rattling investors. […]

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Market update 26/02/2013

Asia Market outlook China — Headwinds from property curbs and gasoline price increase The recent two announcements by the Chinese government had a negative impact to the equity market last week. First, the premier Wen reiterated 5 general guidance at a state council meeting to curb China’s property market: 1) Further strengthen average selling price […]

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Market Update 19 February 2013

China’s January monetary data indicate a strong start The much stronger-than-expected monetary data in January have indicated a renewed momentum of investment after the leadership reshuffle. The seasonal effect (the Chinese New Year started on 23 Jan last year vs 10 Feb this year) had distorted the Jan growth rates to the upside, but the […]

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Asia Region Market Update 05/02/2013

Asia ex Japan : China’s cyclical rebound on track Analysts believe that a modest cyclical rebound appears on track despite holiday-related distortion. The official PMI declined slightly from 50.6 in Dec 2012 to 50.4 in Jan 2013 but has stayed above 50 for four months. These results suggest the cyclical rebound is on track, although […]

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Market Update January 28th 2012

Economic Outlook Currency debasement is especially sensitive in Asia While central banks in advanced economies are making concerted efforts to boost their economies through increasingly loose monetary policies, some current account deficit countries’ sizeable financing needs or high inflationary pressures would welcome the benefits of liquidity injection and capital inflows from advanced economies. But in […]

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Market update 22/01/2013

Positive macro data lifted sentiment further Last Week’s Highlights Risk assets across equities and commodities continued to edge higher last week. Most impressive were a set of positive surprises from Chinese economic data. China’s GDP growth confirms a cyclical rebound of the economy. The reading of 7.9% in Q4, which makes the annual GDP growth […]

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2013 Singapore Stock Market opening : Correction Expected

The Straits Times Index (STI) has risen by a quite a fair bit towards the close of the year and I would not expect much reversal in the trend until the stock market reopens on the 2nd January 2013. The past few years have shown a reversal of the STI index price trend at the […]

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Symbol Bid Ask Spread
EURUSD 1.16470 1.16490 2
GBPUSD 1.30210 1.30240 3
USDCAD 1.25060 1.25090 3
USDJPY 111.840 111.860 2
USDCHF 0.95230 0.95260 3
AUDUSD 0.79040 0.79070 3
NZDUSD 0.74220 0.74270 5
EURGBP 0.89430 0.89460 3
EURCHF 1.10930 1.10960 3
EURJPY 130.260 130.290 3
AUDJPY 88.390 88.440 5
GBPJPY 145.620 145.680 6
XAUUSD 1247.79 1248.19 40
XAGUSD 16.427 16.437 1