As we enter the final two months of 2019, State Street Global Advisors thought it would be helpful to evaluate what has been an eventful year so far and its impact on the bond markets.
The prospect of a prolonged US-China trade war and the unrest in Hong Kong are concerns for American family investors, but they are not ready to cut allocations to Asia.
Investors are weighing up the risks from a China-US dispute with no end in sight. Market experts say some countries and industries could potentially stand to benefit.
With technology transfer at the heart of the trade dispute between the US and China, Asian observers give their views on what the Xi-Trump meeting will ultimately mean for China.
For some strategists, Asian bond markets are justified in currently pricing in only a low probability of a damaging trade war triggered by tensions between the US and China.
US tariffs on aluminium and steel could open the door for broader protectionist measures, and Asia remains very vulnerable, according to wealth and asset managers.
The head of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Ravi Menon, has voiced concerns about policy measures against free trade, particularly in the US.
S&P economist Paul Gruenwald says exports no longer boost the economies of Asia’s tigers.
The US state is seeking to hire a trade rep in China and investment rep in Japan to promote commerce between Tennessee and Asia.
Yusoff Hassan takes the role of head of cash management corporates, while Oon Li Sar is named head of trade finance.
Firm names new Singapore trade finance and cash management head for corporates.
Eurofin establishes a fund to invest in asset backed and structured trade finance transactions.