The Breakfast Huddle with Elliott Danker & Finance Presenter Ryan Huang


Start your day with Elliott Danker and Ryan Huang as they discuss the latest global market trends with business insights from industry experts.

JUL 1, 2022
01/07/22 - The Breakfast Brief: S&P 500's worst first half since 1970
In today's The Breakfast Brief, we discuss the S&P 500's worst first half since 1970 as it falls yet again while chinese equities continue may show growth as the housing slump eased in June for the first time in 2022. Also, China’s Caixin manufacturing PMI for June came in at 54.7 up from 47.8 in May. In Thailand, all Covid-19 entry requirements for vaccinated travelers will be lifted.  While in Singapore, both SP Group and City Energy make hike electricity and gas prices due to higher fuel costs. 

JUL 1, 2022
01/07/22 - Mind Your Business: Dadpreneur builds own luxury mattress brand to put sleep myths to rest
This entrepreneur has observed a huge gap in consumer knowledge and realised that the majority of consumers were often clouded by various marketing tactics and sleep myths that do more harm than good, misperceiving that as long as mattresses were sold by big corporations, they were of good quality. Elvin Chong, Founder, Luxury Mattress Gallery (LMG) shares his experiences diving into the luxury bedding scene in Singapore.  

JUL 1, 2022
01/07/22 - Bigger Picture: What S-REITs to focus on in 2H22
Vijay Natarajan, Analyst, RHB Group shares his second half outlook, as Singapore marks 20 years since the first REIT was listed. He discusses the trends that are playing out in the sector, as well as REITs that are looking attractive in the current backdrop of rising rates and recession talk.

JUL 1, 2022
01/07/22 - Why It Matters: Will the second half be better for markets?
David Kuo, Co-Founder, The Smart Investor, discusses why the coming months will be tough, and whether Chinese stocks may be a more attractive investment instead, as well as reviews the first half of the year for the Straits Times Index, which finished little changed year-to-date.

JUL 1, 2022
01/07/22 - China relaxes pandemic travel curbs but this does not feel like a new phase: Letter From The Bureau
Synopsis: Every first Friday of the month, The Straits Times' foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar chats with ST’s correspondents in the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe. They talk about life as it goes on, amid the screaming headlines and bubbling crises. In this episode, she chats with ST's China correspondent Elizabeth Law.  China, which has maintained some of the world's strictest entry requirements, eased its quarantine policy for international arrivals in late June, 2022.  It was the most significant relaxation of curbs since the Covid-19 pandemic began, but does it mean Beijing is ready to be more tolerant of the virus? Highlights (click/tap above): 2:15 Elizabeth Law on recovering from Covid in a Shanghai hospital 4:13 Motivation behind China's decision to cut quarantine for international travellers; a big change from China’s Covid-zero approach? 9:17 Does living with the virus mean “lying flat”, the translation of the Chinese phrase "tang ping"? 12:59 What is “strategic disobedience”? 16:23 In a politically important year, will the Shanghai and Beijing leaders be impacted by the way they handled the Covid outbreak? Read Elizabeth Law’s article here: Produced by: Bhagyashree Garekar (, Ernest Luis, Teo Tong Kai Edited by: Teo Tong Kai  Follow Letter From The Bureau Podcast every first Friday of the month on our Asian Insider Podcast channel here: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts: Spotify: SPH Awedio app: Websites: Feedback to: Read Bhagyashree Garekar’s articles: Read Elizabeth Law’s articles: Follow Elizabeth Law on Twitter: Read ST's Letters From The Bureau: Register for Asian Insider newsletter: --- Discover ST's special edition podcasts: Singapore's War On Covid: The Unsolved Mysteries of South-east Asia: Stop Scams: Invisible Asia: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider: Green Pulse: Health Check: In Your Opinion: Your Money & Career: SG Extra: #PopVultures: ST Sports Talk: Bookmark This!: The Big Story: Lunch With Sumiko: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! #STAsianInsider

JUN 30, 2022
30/06/22 - Mind Your Business: Travel Thursday - The need for travel retail to evolve to meet post-pandemic consumer demands
Duty free and travel retail is a global industry that has generated annual retail sales of US$68.6 bn in 2017. And with the travel and tourism industry on track to make a gradual comeback, players in the space, particularly in the travel retail space are anticipating a new way of travel amongst consumers, with events over the past two years shaping their leisure and spending intentions. Chris Pok, Chief Executive Officer, KrisShop shares with us how his company is evolving to meet the post Covid-19 consumer demands. 

JUN 30, 2022
30/06/22 - The Breakfast Brief: Spirit Airlines delays merger with Frontier Airlines.
In today's The Breakfast Brief, we discuss Spirit Airlines delaying their proposed merger with Frontier Airlines for the second time, Walt Disney Co introducing their first new cruise ship in a decade, what to expect from the upcoming US core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index and China’s NBS manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI numbers. 

JUN 30, 2022
30/06/22 - Stocks to Watch: SIA, Daiwa House Logistic Trust and Alibaba
In this episode of Stocks to Watch, Willie Keng, Founder of Dividend Titan discusses  SIA Rights and why it is attractive to invest in them now. Also with the Japanese Yen weakening, what will the business outlook like for Daiwa House Logistics Trust. And lastly, with Alibaba stocks losing over 44 percent value over the past one year, what expectations should we have for this particular stock. 

JUN 30, 2022
30/06/22 - Why It Matters: Developing careers in the finance industry
As the finance industry evolves, financial brokerage companies who have been around for decades are also seeing new companies and platforms entering the scene. And with growing popularity around the fintech sphere, companies are similarly shifting focus to cater to these new preferences and priorities, with more automation and digitalisation. But what do these changes mean for existing employees and job functions? Lisa Lee, Executive Director for Wealth Management and Talent Acquisition, PhillipCapital shares more. 

JUN 30, 2022
30/06/22 - Bigger Picture: Is ‘buying the dip’ a good play in the current bear market
Vikas Pershad, Equity Fund Manager, M&G Investments discusses if investors should buy on the dips, what is driving his optimism for Japan and his expectations of a recession and the potential impact on markets. 

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