Bulls And Bears

Traders keep close eye on Fed minutes, geopolitics

A steel factory in China's eastern Jiangsu province. IG market strategist Pan Jingyi said that while markets have yet to glean clear insights into the United States-China trade talks in Washington, the issue will likely remain high on the investor ag
A steel factory in China's eastern Jiangsu province. IG market strategist Pan Jingyi said that while markets have yet to glean clear insights into the United States-China trade talks in Washington, the issue will likely remain high on the investor agenda this week.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Also key are Q1 GDP growth data from S'pore, Thailand and PMIs from US, Europe

Investors will be looking states-side this week when the Federal Reserve releases its minutes from its May meeting while more light could be shed on developments surrounding US-China trade ties.

There might also be some jitters among traders here, given Wall Street's lacklustre finish on Friday, with shares sagging under the weight of those trade uncertainties.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2018, with the headline 'Traders keep close eye on Fed minutes, geopolitics'. Print Edition | Subscribe