This Article was first published on 30th April 2018 on our Asia-In-Focus Newsletter. To get the latest newsletters, click here.
Musing About Malaysia Election & The Trade War
The market is up! The market is down! The market is up! The market is down! That seems to be the financial news over the past month. It might appear that the financial market is more volatile at the moment and market sentiment is bad, but in fact, the market has only declined about 1-2% last month. Against the peak in January 2018, the market is down about 7%.
So what is worrying the market? According to the news media, plenty. There is the saga with Facebook Inc and how our data is not safe with them! There is the danger of President Trump’s tweets; for now in particular to trade with China and Amazon.
More locally, there is the upcoming election …