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Investment 16 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM

US$453bil bond manager Western Asset shifts bets

Singapore: Western Asset Management Co is reducing its Indian government bond holdings as tensions around a new citizenship law and the Kashmir region cloud the economic outlook.

Business 14 Jan 2020 | 7:00 AM

Investors see safety in yuan as trade deal nears

SHANGHAI: China’s yuan, fresh from a second year of weakening against the US dollar, is enjoying an unusual turn as a haven as Washington and Beijing prepare to sign an eagerly awaited Phase 1 trade deal this week.Analysts and traders say that Beijing might also be encouraging a firmer yuan as a concession to US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly accused China in the past of unfairly devaluing its currency, with some speculating that the trade deal could include a moratorium on currency manipulation.SHANGHAI: China’s yuan, fresh from a second year of weakening against the US dollar, is enjoying an unusual turn as a haven as Washington and Beijing prepare to sign an eagerly awaited Phase 1 trade deal this week.Analysts and traders say that Beijing might also be encouraging a firmer yuan as a concession to US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly accused China in the past of unfairly devaluing its currency, with some speculating that the trade deal could include a moratorium on currency manipulation.

Business 14 Jun 2019 | 6:24 AM

In trade war worst case scenario, these strategies can win

SINGAPORE: State Street Global Markets likes the dollar. Mizuho Bank Ltd. says buy Treasuries and go short on South Korea and Taiwan. Deutsche Bank AG reckons the yuan may weaken.

Forex 15 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia mulls dollar bonds as Turkey crisis deepens rout

JAKARTA: As a sell-off in Indonesian rupiah debt persists, the government is weighing a global dollar bond offering as an option to bridge the nation’s budget deficit, according to a finance ministry official.

Corporate News 31 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

A US$431bil fund says it’s time to take profit on Italy shorts

SYDNEY: The Italian market sell-off has been quick, brutal – and now likely gone too far.

Forex 09 Apr 2018 | 8:55 AM

China a favourite for investors even as trade war risks grow

SINGAPORE: China's currency, bonds and stocks are among fund managers' top picks for 2018 as they bet the United States and China will avert a full-blown and potentially costly trade war.

Business 29 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Top bond market trades for 2018

NEW YORK: It turns out 2017 was a good year to be a bond investor – if you picked the right spots. Next year presents plenty of potential pitfalls, from divining the path of inflation to determining whether tight credit spreads can persist.

Forex 23 Nov 2017 | 7:14 AM

Ringgit strength may depend on timing of electoral polls

KUALA LUMPUR: Investors taking a bet on the Malaysian ringgit need to first guess when Prime Minister Najib Razak will call a general election.