Chinese stocks are sending a scary signal about the economy

Fri, Nov 02, 2018 – 10:56 AM [HONG KONG] As exporters feel the heat of the trade war, China’s powerful domestic-consumption engine was supposed to provide some protection for investors in the nation’s stocks. That’s not working out so well. A narrative that’s captured traders’ attention in recent weeks has been a “consumption downgrade” in …

One-third of Singapore index stocks touch 52-week lows as STI sinks below 3000

Thu, Oct 25, 2018 – 12:50 PM OCTOBER just got rockier for stock watchers in Singapore, as the market plunged Thursday morning after a US equity rout overnight. Eleven of the 30 blue-chips that make up the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) have fallen to 52-week lows, taking the STI down 1.08 per cent or 32.75 …

US beats Singapore to top of global competitiveness rankings: WEF

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 – 7:00 AM [ZURICH] The US is back at the top of the global competitiveness league, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which praised the nation’s entrepreneurial culture and financial system while noting its “weakening social fabric”. In a report that US President Donald Trump is likely to see as …