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All eyes on Fed meeting, Singapore's export data

Given Asia's heavy reliance on electronics exports, observers like ING Asia economist Prakash Sakpal expect the jitters to continue for regional exporters and markets.
Given Asia's heavy reliance on electronics exports, observers like ING Asia economist Prakash Sakpal expect the jitters to continue for regional exporters and markets. PHOTO: REUTERS

Trade figures for Japan, Taiwan and Thailand will also be seen as sign of US-China trade war's impact on region

Investors will be focused on this week's Federal Reserve meeting in the United States as well as Singapore's export data, although trade concerns will never be far away.

United Overseas Bank (UOB) economist Alvin Liew said the Fed will likely stay its hand this month but lay the groundwork for an interest rate cut in the months ahead, maybe even next month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2019, with the headline 'All eyes on Fed meeting, Singapore's export data'. Print Edition | Subscribe