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MANULIFE Asset Management global chief economist Megan E. Greene foresees three key issues taking centre stage this year.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit remains 7% to 8% undervalued against the US dollar from a valuation perspective, relative to Maybank Investment Bank Research’s fair value estimate of 3.80.
PETALING JAYA: The ringgit could weaken to as much as 4.4 against the US dollar this year before recovering in 2020, predicts UBS Investment Bank.
TOKYO: Asian stocks edged down on Wednesday on mounting signs of slowing global growth and anxiety over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian government bond issuance is expected to increase by at least 2% this year, according to AmBank Research.
GLOBAL growth is expected to moderate in 2019 with risks skewed to the downside as investors attuned to the US-China trade war, uncertainty on China’s growth, the US Fed rate hike aggressiveness, global monetary policy tightening with central banks taking a step back from their long-standing market support from the very low interest rates for nearly a decade and emerging market debt noises.
PETALING JAYA: With 2018 set to be the year with the largest foreign outflows from the Malaysian bond market since 2008, bond analysts are adopting a cautious stance. Many are closely monitoring the move by central banks worldwide in terms of liquidity tightening and trade protectionism in the likes of the US-China trade spat amid geopolitical factors.
YIELD accretive stocks, such as those in the real estate in the real estate investment trust (REIT) space, could become more attractive going forward even as safe havens become more appealing amid volatile markets.
US rate hikes, trade war and falling oil price expected to weigh on sentiment going forward
JAKARTA: Reserves down partly due to currency market intervention, as the rupiah continued to trade near its weakest in over 20 years.