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SINGAPORE — With a little less than a quarter left of a year that’s already witnessed a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, higher oil prices and a still ongoing emerging-markets rout, what’s an investor in Southeast Asia to do?
LOCAL EQUITIES slumped on Monday as investors remained cautious given inflationary pressures on the Philippine economy.
SHARES may continue falling in the week ahead given the lack of catalysts that may encourage investors to return to the market.
TRADING participants welcomed the Philippine Stock Exchange’s (PSE) move to tweak listing rules that would prompt companies seeking to conduct a follow-on offering (FOO) to provide a price range for the benefit of the investing public.
LOCAL EQUITIES tumbled on Tuesday as the rise of global oil prices heightened inflation fears alongside the continued sell-off by foreign investors.
THE most aggressive interest rate tightening in the Philippines in 18 years has yet to shake the faith of local money managers in the nation’s property stocks.
THE MAIN INDEX sank deeper into bear territory on Thursday, as investors favored international markets versus placing their investments in the country.
THE MAIN INDEX barely moved on Monday as investors stayed on the sidelines following the typhoon that ravaged some parts of the country over the weekend, alongside prevailing fears over the trade war between the United States and China.
SHARES are seen to move upward in the week ahead after two consecutive weeks in the red, with more local investors participating in the market amid the exit of foreign funds.
THE PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE index (PSEi) retreated on Friday from Thursday’s gain that had otherwise snapped six straight sessions of losses, as lack of compelling leads gave way to pessimism in the face of a huge storm that was expected to hit Luzon’s farms hard on Saturday at a time of spiking inflation.
HONG KONG — Asian stocks are trading at a two-year low versus the rest of the world, but most of the region’s emerging markets are still failing to attract investors.
FOLLOWING the positive outcomes of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to UK in October 2015 and the China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue, authorities from the two countries have agreed through consultations to establish a market connect scheme between the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE). It allows listed companies from both countries to cross-list depository receipts (DRs), a program referred to as the Shanghai-London Stock Connect.
SHARES opened the week on a flattish note as investors went bargain hunting, while some were still reeling from last week’s news, particularly the faster-than-expected inflation print and the US’ threat of more tariffs on Chinese products.
LOCAL STOCKS fell anew on Friday as investors factored in a possible rate hike due to the higher-than-expected August inflation, alongside renewed global trade concerns.
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STOCKS suffered a bloodbath during Wednesday’s trading after August inflation figures ended much higher than expected.
ASIAN stocks slipped in August, dragged down by the trade dispute between China and the United States, while the plunge in the Turkish lira prompted some investors to sell emerging market assets.