Han Tan, Exinity

Han Tan, Exinity

17 September 2021
Forex Fridays: Fed Decisions, China Slowdowns and ASEAN Reopenings
A big week ahead for monetary policy decisions, with the Federal Reserve leading the charge. Closer to home, China showed more signs of the economic rebound slowing down, while various parts of Southeast Asia begin reopening despite continued COVID-19 uncertainties. Han Tan, Chief Market Analyst for Exinity, joined us on Forex Fridays what this might all mean for the broader Forex markets.

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20 August 2021
Forex Fridays with Exinity's Han Tan
A busy week that was for Forex markets, with the US dollar getting a boost thanks to a hawkish set of minutes from the FOMC's last meeting, plus COVID-19 issues weighing on both the Australian and New Zealand dollar. Han Tan, Exinity's Chief Market Analyst, joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss.

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6 August 2021
Forex Fridays: Of Safe Havens, Vulnerable ASEAN Currencies and the Greenback
The start of August saw the greenback show signs of firming up after weeks of weakness, as more Fed officials strike more hawkish tones. Meanwhile, market uncertainty boosted safe haven currencies like the Japanese Yen and the Swiss Franc, while resurgent COVID-19 outbreaks weighed on ASEAN currencies like the Thai Baht and the Philippine Peso. Han Tan, Exinity's Chief Market Analyst, joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss the week that was in the FX space.

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16 July 2021
Forex Fridays with Exinity's Han Tan
2Q GDP prints from both Singapore and China marked a fairly busy week for markets, while COVID uncertainties across the region continue to persist. Han Tan, Exinity's Chief Market Analyst, joined us on Forex Fridays to talk about how this may be impacting forex markets, and if a flight to safety will continue to favor haven currencies like the Japanese Yen.

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2 July 2021
Forex Fridays: How Resurgent COVID Cases is Impacting FX Markets
Resurgent COVID-19 cases across the ASEAN and Australia have prompted lockdown extensions and reimpositions. But how might this affect the region's currencies? Han Tan, Chief Market Analyst at FXTM, joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss its potential impact, and what he's tracking heading into the second half of the year.

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18 June 2021
Forex Fridays: How a Hawkish Fed Might Shake Up The FX Space
With the Federal Reserve's hawkish turn in Thursday's policy decision, the focus of FX markets were trained on the US Dollar. Is the greenback's recent strength sustainable? Which G-10 and EM currencies might be worth tracking? And what of gold? Han Tan, Chief Market Analyst at Exinity, joined us on Forex Fridays to survey the aftermath.

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4 June 2021
Forex Fridays: Of Malaysian Lockdowns and Chinese Yuan Curbing
4 days after Malaysia began a total lockdown to try and contain a harrowing surge of COVID-19 infections, FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays from Kuala Lumpur to talk about life under the lockdown, and what's been supporting the Ringgit in recent times. He also addressed the Yuan's recent strength and if China's recent efforts to curb it will result in RMB softness, as well as the AUD's path after that strong Australian GDP print.

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21 May 2021
Forex Fridays with FXTM's Han Tan
Inflation worries manifested themselves in the Forex space as well, with the Federal Reserve said to be ready to discuss tapering its bond purchases in the future. How might his impact the broader FX space? Han Tan of FXTM joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss how this may impact the US Dollar, the broader ASEAN FX complex, and even Gold.

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14 May 2021
Bigger Picture: Is more volatility for stock markets, ahead?
On The Bigger Picture, Han Tan, Market Analyst, FXTM gives his analysis on what the latest US consumer price index shakeup on the markets mean for investors around the world? And whether more volatility for stock markets is ahead.

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23 April 2021
Forex Fridays: Has the Resurgent Dollar Run Out of Gas?
After a surprisingly strong start to the year that saw the USD flexing for most of the 1st quarter, the greenback has softened considerably in the month of April. Is the weaker dollar trend back in action? Han Tan, Analyst at FXTM, joins us on Forex Fridays, to discuss the greenback's recent downtrend, how it may or may not be influencing his outlook on Gold, and whether the Indian Rupee is the currency to watch given the worrisome resurgence of COVID-19 on the continent.

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9 April 2021
Forex Fridays: What the Yuan's Recent Weakness Means for the Region
The Chinese Yuan has weakened considerably since the start of the year, even giving up all gains made in 2021 at one point. Is this due in part to the dollar's recent resurgence, and what would a weaker RMB mean for other currencies in the region? Han Tan of FXTM joined us on Forex Fridays to kick off the second quarter, and to also discuss the fortunes of the Indian Rupee.

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19 March 2021
Forex Fridays: Of Central Banks, Rising Yields and Leaping Loonies
The week saw the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan all make their most recent policy decisions, against the backdrop of rising yields. Han Tan of FXTM joined us on Forex Fridays to take stock of developments at 3 of the world's most important central banks, and why the Canadian Dollar (aka the Loonie) is besting the rest of its G-10 peers in 2021.

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26 February 2021
Forex Fridays: How Rising Yields May Impact the FX Space
The latter half of February saw investors across various asset classes take note of the swift rise in US 10-Year yields prompted by a selloff courtesy of fixed income investors. Han Tan of FXTM joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss the implications rising yields may have for the US Dollar and the broader FX space, as well as which emerging market currency in Asia may face risks from steeper yield curves.

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29 January 2021
Forex Fridays with FXTM's Han Tan
Han Tan of FXTM joined us on Forex Fridays to recap the first month of 2021. In this interview, we discussed the outlook for the US dollar, if liquidity tightness in China will impact the Yuan, and whether the warning by the ECB on negative rates will weigh on the Euro. But we started off discussing the recent retail frenzy impacting shorted stocks, and if market sentiment in the forex space may be hampered by the growing uncertainty.

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15 January 2021
Forex Fridays: Has the Greenback Been Oversold?
Shorting the US Dollar is proving to be one of the most crowded trades at the start of the new year, but the recent move of 10-year yields above 1% has led to some strength for the greenback, and questions over whether it's oversold. Han Tan, analyst at FXTM, joined us on Forex Fridays, to discuss the recent moves of both the dollar and the yield curve, as well as the prospects of the British Pound and the Taiwan Dollar this year. He also discusses Malaysia's recent State of Emergency, and if it might pose any impact on the Ringgit moving forward.

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27 November 2020
Forex Fridays with FXTM's Han Tan
More seeming progress regarding COVID-19 vaccines and reports that President-elect Joe Biden may select former Fed Chair Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury caught the attention of markets early this week. What might this all mean for the US Dollar? Han Tan of  FXTM joined us again on Forex Fridays to discuss the week that was for the forex space, and his outlook for the British Pound, the South Korean Won, and the waning precious metal, Gold.

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13 November 2020
Forex Fridays with FXTM's Han Tan
FXTM's Han Tan joined us once more on Forex Fridays to talk about surprise bout of strength in the week that was, and what a possible COVID-19 vaccine will mean for currencies in the ASEAN region and for those linked to commodities.

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30 October 2020
Forex Fridays: How US Electoral Volatility Might Shake Up the FX Space
Volatility in equity markets spiked mid-week leading up to the US elections. Should we prepare for similar bouts in the FX space in the days leading up to and after the November polls? FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss the implications for currencies, and which of the ASEAN currencies might be more vulnerable to near-term uncertainty. He also touched on the European lockdowns' impact on the Euro and how Ant Group's IPO might shape the Hong Kong Dollar's path in the coming week.

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16 October 2020
Forex Fridays: Risk-Off Sentiment Ahead of the US Elections
Forex markets saw investors lean slightly into safe havens like the greenback and the yen on fading US fiscal stimulus hopes and rising COVID-19 cases roughly 2 weeks before the US elections. FXTM's Han Tan helped us take stock of these movements on Forex Fridays, along with his thoughts on why the Korean Won and the Taiwan Dollar have done rather well in recent times.

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2 October 2020
Forex Fridays: Of Golden Weeks and Presidential Debates
A pretty eventful week was marked by a fiery US Presidential debate, news of President Trump contracting COVID, and China in the midst of their weeklong Golden Week holiday period. Han Tan of FXTM joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss how these might impact key currencies in the FX space.

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18 September 2020
Forex Fridays: How "Lower for Longer" Rates and the US Elections Might Hit the Dollar
The Federal Reserve stated that rates will stay lower for longer, while also choosing not to provide additional stimulus during its latest policy meeting. How will this and the upcoming US elections possibly influence the greenback's path? FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss the implications for the dollar, along with the yuan's recent strength and the outlook for GBPEUR as the risks of no Brexit trade deal continue to stew.

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4 September 2020
Forex Fridays with FXTM's Han Tan
With the US' debt to GDP levels possibly surpassing 100% by next year, FXTM's Han Tan spoke to us about what this will spell for the weakening US dollar, as well as its major peers such as the Euro, the AUD and the NZD.

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19 August 2020
The Bigger Picture: S&P 500 reaches record highs
The S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday's session bringing an end to the shortest bear market in US history. Meanwhile the US Dollar continues its drop and gold's shine sees no signs of slowing. Han Tan, Market Analyst at FXTM gives his analysis on the current momentum driving market sentiment.

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7 August 2020
Forex Fridays: Of Greenbacks and Gold
The two major currents in forex markets in the last few weeks were the US dollar's continued weakness, and the rally in gold that pushed the precious metal to an all-time high and beyond 2,000 dollars. FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss these two trends, and what this might mean for the broader FX space.

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19 June 2020
Forex Fridays: Safe Haven Sentiments and Gold's Budding Resistance
Caution returns to markets for the second half of June, with safe haven currencies getting second glances from wary investors once again. Han Tan of FXTM joins us on Forex Fridays to discuss the last weeks of what's been a tumultuous first half of the year for markets, and why gold seems happy to be floating around a seeming resistance at 1730 for the time being.

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27 May 2020
The Bigger Picture: The Fortitude Budget -$$33b to prop up the economy
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat tabled a fourth supplementary budget yesterday setting aside $33 billion to prop up the economy against the COVID-19 pandemic. But elsewhere in the world, rising tensions between the US and China seem to be adding more caution into the market. Han Tan, Market Analyst, FXTM gives his take on the markets.

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22 May 2020
Forex Fridays: What Next After China's National People's Congress?
China decided to forego issuing a GDP growth target at the recent National People's Congress, and a new security law for Hong Kong has pro-democracy advocates in the global financial hub vexed. FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss if this will further fray US-China relations, and what this will mean for both the greenback and the yuan.

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24 April 2020
Forex Fridays: The Fallout from WTI's Crash on the FX Space
FXTM's Han Tan joins us on Forex Fridays once again, and tells us where he was when WTI futures turned negative, and what commodity currencies he was watching closely in the aftermath of the collapse. He also touched on what it might mean for the Malaysian Ringgit, and whether liquidity will be one of the major hurdles in gold's rise as a safe haven.

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27 March 2020
Forex Fridays : Recapping the First Quarter with FXTM's Han Tan
A punishing first quarter comes to a close, but what does the rest of the year bode for forex markets that have had to deal with plunging crude prices, a global pandemic and punishing market volatility? FXTM's Han Tan joins us to recap.

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23 December 2019
The Bigger Picture: Major themes for FX in 2020
Han Tan, analyst, FXTM recaps how the major currencies have performed for 2019 and what to expect next year.

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Forex Fridays: How Easing Trade Tensions Might Impact the FX Space
China and the US reached a partial trade deal, and it's causing some ripples in the Forex space. FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays to discuss its impact on currencies like the USD, the RMB and the SGD, while also looking at how sustainable the Baht's strength might be in the near term.

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27 September 2019
Forex Fridays: The Greenback ,the Sterling and the Rupee with FXTM's Han Tan
The week was marked by see-sawing uncertainty in US-China trade relations, heightened Brexit tensions and returning whispers of a Singaporean slowdown due to shrinking factory output. FXTM's Han Tan joined us on Forex Fridays to take assess the impact of the week's issues on the forex space, along with what India's tax cuts might mean for the rupee.

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13 September 2019
Forex Fridays: The Euro, the Pound and the Ringgit with FXTM's Han Tan
FXTM's Han Tan joins us on MoneyFM's Forex Fridays to talk about the Euro's outlook after the ECB's decision to return to stimulus and trim deposit rates. He also talks about the Pound's fortunes, and what the recent movement in oil prices may mean for the Ringgit.

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3 September 2019
The Bigger Picture: British snap election, safe havens and Aussie dollar
Han Tan, Market Analyst, FXTM discusses how rumours of a snap election would affect the British Pound, the current sentiment around safe haven assets and if there would be more downside with the Australian Dollar.

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28 Jun 2019
Forex Fridays with FXTM's Han Tan
FXTM's Han Tan joins us on Forex Fridays to look at the landscape of Forex markets in the second half and before the upcoming US-China showdown on the sidelines of the G20 summit. He also touches on the race to the bottom of the world's central banks, and why he's taking a closer look at the Thai Baht.

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28 May 2019
The Bigger Picture: European Markets, Trump in Japan and the Yuan
Han Tan, Market Analyst, FXTM discusses how the recent EU parliamentary election could impact markets, as well as Trump being in Japan and the current state of the Yuan.

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