ON June 19, Singapore took a big step forward in its gradual lifting of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

AT the dawn of 2020, before Covid-19 was on the radar of investors, it was inconceivable that the S&P 500 would slump more than 30 per cent in less than three months.

IT has been a difficult year so far for emerging markets (EM) corporate bonds, which as an asset class has suffered its worst first-half performance in recent history.

WHEN it comes to how the latest economic data could impact investors, two opposite interpretations emerge.