4 Myths about China’s Economy Debunked; Water Industry Well Positioned for Growth

Earlier this month, China’s credit-rating outlook was lowered from stable to negative by Moody’s as it highlights the country’s surging debt burden and questioned the government’s ability to enact reforms. This came days after China's central bank resumed its easing cycle by cutting the reserve requirement ratio by 50 basis points.

DBS: 2 Healthcare Growth Stocks to Look At in 2016

The year to date performance of SGX All Healthcare Index has declined 8.2 percent, trimming the price-earnings (P/E) ratio of the Index to 41, from 43 at the end of 2015. Yet, DBS sees growth opportunities in healthcare stocks.

DBS: 2 Stocks to Trade As STI Rebounds; Recovery to Last 1 Week

While 4Q results have not been stellar, the STI has been gaining back losses in the past weeks. If the past two months’ behaviour of equity markets is anything to go by, the Year of the Fire Monkey is likely characterised by ‘wide swings’. DBS believes that the current market has been bearish for too long and expects to see a break in the bearish trend with a temporary relief rally.
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DBS: 2 Industrial REITs You Need to Own In 2016

With heightened economic uncertainty from low oil prices and slowing growth in China, S-REITs outshine the STI amidst the current market volatility as investors seek “safe havens”. The near term performance will be firm and largely macro-driven, with increasing expectations of a delay in further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes to be positive for share prices in the near term.

DBS: 3 Consumer Stocks You Need to Own for Earnings Season ‘16

In the past 25 years, the Price-Earnings (P/E) ratio of STI has only reached single digit on one occasion, i.e. during the global financial crisis. With the STI PE ratio currently standing at 10.67, the STI is closing in on the PE low seen during the global financial crisis.