Daily Morning Note – 6 July 2020
Asian stocks looked set for modest losses Monday as investors mulled worldwide coronavirus cases that continue to mount. Futures pointed to declines in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. U.S. contracts were little changed, with markets due to reopen after a holiday.
CAPITALAND on Monday said it expects the group’s total profit after tax and minority interests (PATMI) for the six months ended June 30, 2020 to be “materially and adversely” impacted, based on preliminary estimates.
FITCH Ratings has revised Indonesian coal miner Geo Energy Resources’ long-term issuer default rating to “CC” from “C”. It also changed the rating on the outstanding senior unsecured guaranteed notes of the company’s subsidiary, Geo Coal International, back to “CC”.
Source: SGX Masnet, The Business Times, Bloomberg, Channel NewsAsia, Reuters, PSR
Technical Analysis: Singapore Stocks – Market’s sentiment remain range bound
Analyst: Chua Wei Ren
– The Singapore stock market remain supported after the sell-down in Mid-June
– The market enters July with a touch of positivity and we should see a mild rebound in the next few periods.
– However, certain Singapore stocks may face further downside pressure as indicated by the technicals.
– The Singapore market is likely to be ranging for a period from now to end of Q3.
Technical Analysis: Forex update – Dollar raise but market seems weary despite upbeat job report
Analyst: Chua Wei Ren
– The U.S market dollar index (DXY) reached the highest point in two years at 102.99, falling short of the 103.00 psychological mark.
– Slight rebound to happen due to the positive outcome of Non-Farm payroll. However, prices remain fallen short of 98.00.
– We expect short term upside to the dollar before a bearish sell-down resume.
– All in all, the dollar index will be trending in ranges.
SG Bonds Weekly – Week of 6 July 2020
Credit Analyst: Timothy Ang
– Last week, local bond market activity was relatively muted with no new issuances. This week, we may see some profit-taking with markets awaiting GDP data and our General Election later in the week on 10 July.
– Singapore government bond yields saw declines last week, representing decent inflows into Singapore government bonds.
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