Daily Archives: July 30, 2018


Singapore Stock Watch : STI resumes on Monday afternoon at 3,306.21, down 0.56%

Singapore Stock Watch :SINGAPORE stocks continued exchanging on Monday evening on bring down ground, with the Straits Times Index declining 0.56 for every penny or 18.77 indicates on the day 3,306.21 as at 1.01pm to proceed with the morning droop.

Against its twelve close of 3,304.55, be that as it may, the blue-chip benchmark was up 0.05 for every penny, or 1.66 focuses.

Failures dwarfed gainers 198 to 117, or around five stocks down for each three up, after 1 billion offers worth S$373.4 million changed hands.

Among the most intensely exchanged by volume, Thomson Medical Group rose 3.9 for every penny or S$0.003 to S$0.08 with 35.4 million offers exchanged. Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings climbed 2.2 for each penny or S$0.02 to S$0.925 with 8.7 million offers exchanged.

Dynamic file stocks included DBS Group Holdings, moved down 0.7 for every penny or S$0.20 to S$26.86; and United Overseas Bank, tumbled down 1.2 for every penny or S$0.32 to S$27.00

The accompanying organizations saw new advancements that may influence exchanging of their offers on Monday:

iFast Corp: Wealth administration firm iFast Corp saw its net benefit hop for the second quarter on higher income, in spite of the hit from its misfortune making territory Chinese tasks, as indicated by unaudited half-year comes about. Income came in at S$2.94 million for the three months to June 30, surging by 40.4 for every penny on the earlier year, the organization declared on Saturday. Income swelled by 25.4 for each penny to S$30.9 million. Profit per share was 1.1 Singapore pennies, up from a repeated 0.79 Singapore penny beforehand, while net resource esteem ticked up to 31.26 Singapore pennies an offer, against 30.69 Singapore pennies as at Dec 31, 2017. iFast shut at S$1.09 on Friday.

Chasen Holdings: Specialist coordinations organization Chasen Holdings has secured a 51 million yuan (S$10.2 million) migration contract in China to fit out a level board show producing plant. The agreement, which is situated in Chuzhou, Anhui area, will include move-in, warehousing and related coordinations administrations for the plant. The undertaking will keep running for 16 months from September 2018 to December 2019. The organization’s stock last exchanged at 7.9 Singapore pennies on Friday.









  • Metal prices traded mixed benefiting from a weaker dollar despite a preliminary reading of second-quarter U.S. economic growth showing the economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly four years. Gold futures for August delivery on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by $1.60, or 0.13%, to $1,224.10 a troy ounce, but remained well above an intraday low of $1,216.70.
  • An agreement by the European Union to increase soy imports from the United States will not harm EU farmers, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said in an interview published on Saturday. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to increase soy imports in a deal reached with U.S. President Donald Trump, under which Washington will suspend the imposition of new tariffs on the EU.
  • Venezuela’s highly subsidized gasoline, cheaper than anywhere in the world, could be more expensive starting next month. Why? The smallest coin that will be available in the market will be enough to fill 100 SUV tanks. The bizarre situation is the result of a rapidly depreciating currency, hyperinflation and ridiculously low prices for fuel. President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to redenominate the bolivar on Aug. 20 by lopping off five zeroes means that 50-cent coins for the new “sovereign” bolivar will be worth 50,000 of the old (and poorly named) “strong” bolivar.



  • Top BlackRock Inc (N:BLK) bond investor Rick Rieder halved exposure in recent months to a once-major bet in his portfolios on emerging markets on concerns including that the dollar could move higher, he told Reuters on Friday. “I still would argue volatility is going to be higher, the dollar could potentially continue to grind higher,” said Rieder, BlackRock’s chief investment officer of global fixed income. “It’s just prudent to run a smaller exposure.”
  • Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday that the negotiating teams for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are ready to kick off talks again after they stalled last month. NAFTA talks between the United States, Mexico and Canada had stalled since June when the United States imposed tariffs on Mexican and Canadian steel and aluminum. Both countries responded with levies on products including U.S. pork, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon.
  • President Sebastian Pinera wanted to make one thing perfectly clear about Moody’s Investors Service’s decision to downgrade Chile’s credit rating: It’s not my fault. “The reaction of the rating agency is due to things that happened in previous years,” Pinera, who took office March 11, told reporters Friday. “As you well know, our government is correcting those reasons.” Moody’s reduced Chile’s senior unsecured debt ratings to A1 from Aa3, citing a gradual and broadbased deterioration in the country’s credit profile.



Forex Research Report


Forex – Dollar Falls Despite Strongest US GDP Growth in Nearly Four Years
Forex – GBP: Bank of England to Reveal All Next Week
Forex – EUR/USD recovers modestly on Friday, remains in a range


The EUR/USD pair rebounded on Friday after US economic data but is still headed toward a negative weekly performance. After the ECB and US GDP data, it remains in a range, moving sideways, although closer to the lower bound. On Friday, the US dollar corrected to the downside, after rising on Thursday and pushed EUR/USD to the upside. Before the recovery, the pair bottomed at 1.1619, the lowest since July 19. The pair found resistance at 1.1660 and it is about to end the week, moving between that level and 1.1645, down 60 pips from the level it had a week ago. Despite the ECB decision and US data, EUR/USD continues to move within a small range. The para managed to avoid a daily close under 1.1630 that would point to more losses. To the upside, immediate resistance is seen at 1.1680/90, the 20-day moving average.


The GBP/USD pair managed to bounce off lows, albeit held on to its daily trading range following the release of US GDP print. The pair stalled overnight retracement slide from levels beyond the 1.3200 handle and found some support at lower levels after the advance US GDP report showed that the US economy expanded at an annualized pace of 4.1% during the second quarter of 2018. Although the headline reading was better than 2.0% growth recorded in the previous quarter, it wasn’t enough to provide any meaningful lift to the US Dollar and helped the pair to rebound from an intraday low level of 1.3082. The data, however, cemented expectations for a gradual Fed rate hike through the end of this year and thus, did little to prompt any aggressive USD selling. Moreover, investors also seemed to refrain from placing aggressive bets ahead of the highly anticipated BoE monetary policy update next week.


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