This Article was first published on 29th Dec 2017 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here.


Dec 2017 Edition

Review For 2017, Outlook Of 2018
Cheers to the end of 2017. What a year it has been. It seems to be a year where nothing seems to be able to go wrong. The stock markets are up. The property markets around Asia seems to be recovering. Random speculative assets like cryptocurrencies are up!

Just focusing on the stock markets around the world. The S&P 500 Index is up 19% this year. Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq outshine that by shooting up 25% and 28% respectively.

In Asia, things are looking bright as well. The Singapore market is up about 20% this year. The Malaysia market is up about 12% while the Hong Kong marketshot up about 36% this year, making it one …