equities

US-China trade war: Back from the brink

The world’s two largest economies have called a trade truce but the combatants are likely to resume hostilities soon. The stock markets’ rally is unsustainable.
July 01, 2019

Vietnam: an emerging market in waiting

To qualify for emerging market status in MSCI’s suite of indices, and maybe FTSE's too, Vietnam needs to do more to attract foreign investors. A landmark new securities law comes not before time.
June 03, 2019

Asian bonds a good bet during trade war

As the trade dispute between China and the US drags on, yields on Asian bonds are looking like a much better bet than either Asian equities or bonds from outside the region.
May 28, 2019

Malaysian IPOs: a poor year expected

Another disappointing year for Malaysian equity deals is on the cards as bankers wonder how listing candidates and their private equity backers will achieve their valuation expectations.
December 11, 2018