Economy and Government Policy

  • KPMG US CEO: Every single CEO I talk to is thinking … Yahoo Finance - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 1:42 AM SGT
    KPMG US CEO: Every single CEO I talk to is thinking about disruption

    Consulting and accounting giant KPMG US’s CEO and chairman Lynne Doughtie says the CEOs she’s spoken with are optimistic about the US economy. Earlier this week, International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its outlook for US economic growth for 2017 and 2018 mainly on optimism about president-elect Donald Trump’s proposals …

  • Claims, IBM, and American Express — What you need to … Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 7:09 AM SGT
    Claims, IBM, and American Express — What you need to know in markets on Thursday

    In the morning, the major economic data releases will be the weekly report on initial jobless claims as well as a monthly update on housing starts and building permits. On the earnings side, we’ll get earnings out of Bank of New York Mellon (BK) in the morning, with the headliners likely to be after the close with results …

  • David Cote reveals what it takes to be CEO of a $90 … Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 3:37 AM SGT
    David Cote reveals what it takes to be CEO of a $90 billion company

    Honeywell International’s (HON) long-time CEO David Cote has great advice for any sitting or aspiring executive. In an interview with Yahoo Finance’s Editor-In-Chief Andy Serwer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Cote shared three key takeaways from his 15 years at the helm of the technology and industrials …

  • Goldman Sachs and Netflix — What you need to know in … Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 7:55 AM SGT
    Goldman Sachs and Netflix — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday

    Goldman, which has the largest weight in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is expected to report adjusted earnings per share of $4.80 on revenue of $7.76 billion, according to estimates from Bloomberg. Bloomberg notes that Goldman has beat earnings expected in 11 of the past 12 quarters, but shares fell following 7 of …

  • Trump calls a key part of the Republican tax plan 'too … Yahoo Finance - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:52 PM SGT
    Trump calls a key part of the Republican tax plan 'too complicated'

    How President-elect Donald Trump might actually execute his policy promises is starting to come into focus. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump spoke out against one of the most contentious parts of the House Republican plan to overhaul the US tax code. According to the Journal’s report published Monday …

  • This is why you should buy cheap markets – and these … ZUU online - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 9:32 PM SGT
    This is why you should buy cheap markets – and these are the cheapest now

    As 2016 comes to a close, there's no better time to look at what to invest in come 2017. These are some of the top picks for asset classes to invest in in the new year.

  • 2017 Outlook for Developed Markets ZUU online - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 9:28 PM SGT
    2017 Outlook for Developed Markets

    True or false: Asia’s stock markets are more affected by the American presidential election cycle than even America’s own stock markets. Even though the economic cycle and […]

  • Trump gets sworn in — What you need to know in markets … Yahoo Finance - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 9:17 AM SGT
    Trump gets sworn in — What you need to know in markets this week

    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will be the President-elect no more. The economic calendar this week will be light, as the main data highlight will be Wednesday’s monthly inflation report. On the corporate front, earnings results will begin to roll in with Netflix (NFLX) and Goldman Sachs (GS) reporting on Wednesday …

  • Amazon says it will create 100,000 jobs in the US Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 11:26 PM SGT
    Amazon says it will create 100,000 jobs in the US

    President-elect Donald Trump is going to have more US jobs to brag about. On Thursday, Amazon (AMZN) said in a press release that it would create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the US over the next 18 months. The company says these jobs will range from engineering and software development to entry-level fulfillment …

  • Stock Market or Market of Stocks ZUU online - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 9:43 AM SGT
    Stock Market or Market of Stocks

    Although the Singapore stock market is one of the more developed within Asia, it is both relatively small, and highly cyclical.  The country’s historical reliance […]

  • Trump speaks — What you need to know in markets on … Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 7:22 AM SGT
    Trump speaks — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday

    The economic calendar is barren on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean there will be no market-moving event. Around 11 a.m. ET, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference, and it could be move markets. Jeff Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Funds, is known as the new “bond king,” picking up the title once …

  • JOLTS — What you need to know in markets on Tuesda … Yahoo Finance - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 7:01 AM SGT
    JOLTS — What you need to know in markets on Tuesday

    First thing in the morning we’ll get the latest report on small business optimism from the National Federation for Independent Business. Also out Tuesday will be the latest job openings and labor turnover survey, or JOLTS report, which is one of Fed chair Janet Yellen’s preferred economic indicators. This week, major …

  • BOVE: Here's why bank stocks have been getting … Yahoo Finance - Mon, Jan 9, 2017 9:25 PM SGT
    BOVE: Here's why bank stocks have been getting 'ahead of themselves'

    The bank stocks have been on a tear since Donald J. Trump won the presidential election and the Republicans swept the House and the Senate. Since election day, the KBW Nasdaq Bank Index (^BKX) shows that bank stocks have soared 23%. According to banking analyst Dick Bove of Rafferty Capital Markets, the bank stocks have …

  • President Obama's economic legacy has just been … Yahoo Finance - Sat, Jan 7, 2017 12:28 AM SGT
    President Obama's economic legacy has just been cemented

    There is a lot you can say about the economy under President Barack Obama. Because if there’s one economic accomplishment you can’t take away from Obama, who took office during the darkest days of the financial crisis, it is that a ton of jobs were added to the US economy during his time in office. The unemployment rate …

  • JOBS ON DECK — What you need to know in markets on … Yahoo Finance - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 6:08 AM SGT
    JOBS ON DECK — What you need to know in markets on Friday

    Today, it was Toyota’s (TM) turn. Toyota’s plans to open a factory in Guanajuato — not Baja — Mexico, however, would take jobs from a factory in Canada. This sentiment is mostly similar to what we heard from General Motors (GM) earlier this week after Trump attacked the company for plans to move a small portion of production …

  • The death of malls is going to reshape the teen experience … Yahoo Finance - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 12:52 AM SGT
    The death of malls is going to reshape the teen experience in America

    This week, both Sears (SHLD) and Macy’s (M) announced they would close stores across the country. On Wednesday, Macy’s announced it would close 68 stores, resulting in the loss of 6,200 jobs across the company. Sears said in a statement on Thursday it would close 150 stores, including 41 Sears locations and 109 Kmarts. …

  • Retail crushed — What you need to know in markets on … Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 8:12 AM SGT
    Retail crushed — What you need to know in markets on Thursday

    First, at 9:45 a.m. ET, Markit Economics will release its final reading on services activity for December, and economists expect this reading to hit 53.4. Most of these occurrences were grouped into the first half of 2014, which followed the 23% gain the S&P 500 enjoyed in 2013 and more or less ushered in the two-year-long …

  • The clock is ticking on Trump's economic promi … Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 11:56 PM SGT
    The clock is ticking on Trump's economic promises

    Donald Trump’s inauguration is a little more than two weeks away. “For the next several months, markets may have a pronounced political vulnerability — and not just to the President’s tweeting,” said Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS. On the one hand, Cashin is sending a message from the floor of the New …

  • Fed minutes, auto sales — What you need to know in … Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 8:08 AM SGT
    Fed minutes, auto sales — What you need to know in markets on Wednesday

    It’s jobs week in America, but the economic calendar will be a bit lighter on Wednesday as the main feature will be a look back at the Federal Reserve. At 2 pm ET on Wednesday, the Fed will release the minutes of its latest meeting — held December 13-14, 2016 — at which it voted to raise interest rates for the first and …

  • Largest Events in 2016 that Shook the Markets ZUU online - Fri, Dec 30, 2016 11:24 PM SGT
    Largest Events in 2016 that Shook the Markets

    Leading US investment bank Goldman Sachs recently released a report outlining its economic predictions for the year. Strong GDP growth is expected in emerging markets […]

  • Trump's 'Thanks Donald!' tweet is accu … Yahoo Finance - Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:24 PM SGT
    Trump's 'Thanks Donald!' tweet is accurate

    On Tuesday night, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to thank himself for one of the most positive economic readings we’ve seen in 15 years. “The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for December surged nearly four points to 113.7, THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s tweet followed a Tuesday …

  • Why tin prices will continue to “solder” on ZUU online - Sun, Dec 25, 2016 12:43 PM SGT
    Why tin prices will continue to “solder” on

    Gold is often referred to as a safe haven, and is perhaps one of the most widely recognized alternative investments.  Historically, gold has attracted investors […]

  • Donald Trump has US consumer confidence near a 13-year … Yahoo Finance - Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:22 PM SGT
    Donald Trump has US consumer confidence near a 13-year high

    The final consumer sentiment reading from the University of Michigan for 2016 came in just below a 13-year high. Consumer sentiment hit a 98.2 in December according to the UMich survey, the highest since January 2004. “While the surge in confidence following Trump’s surprise election ended by mid December, it nonetheless …

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