Sunday, December 17th, 2017


Despite recent growth, tourism in Myanmar faces near-term challenges

Myanmar’s tourism sector performed strongly in the first half of 2017; however, concerns over internal conflict have raised questions over investment and visitor numbers in the near future. While arrivals figures for the period January-August have yet to be consolidated, data from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT) indicates that between 2.2 million and […]

Bursa Malaysia may take a breather

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia is still within the uptrend channel but after the steep rally over the past few trading days, stocks on the local front may take a breather, said Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB). Any pullback on the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) will be deemed as healthy for short-term accumulation […]

BPA Malaysia weekly bond market report 17 December 2017

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent during its December Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. This third rate hike of the year, which was widely expected by the market, was buoyed by the solid economy […]

Crude Palm Oil Weekly Report – December 16, 2017

Malaysian palm oil futures rebound from a six-month low on Friday, as market reacted to the news that Malaysia will lower its crude palm oil export tax to 5.5 per cent in January, from six per cent in December. The benchmark crude palm oil futures (FCPO) contract rose 1.53 per cent to RM2,515 on Friday, […]

Equities Weekly: European equities rise amid endorsement of Basel III Rules

Following a week of subdued performance, global equity markets recovered briefly last week, with the MSCI AC World Index rising 0.12 per cent in US dollar terms (0.1 per cent in ringgit terms, given the depreciation of the USDringgit exchange rate over the week) as positive Western developed market performance powered its returns. European equities, […]