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Housing is cooling
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 MAY 2017   11:19AM
There's not much indication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest update on property financing. While the number of total dwelling finance commitments continued to decline - down 0.5% in March after a 0.8% fall in February - their ...
Three steps and yields stumble
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 MAY 2017   11:08AM
"Three steps and a stumble" is an old market adage that foretells of a drop in the US equity market after the Fed's third interest rate hike. This is turning out to be a doozy so far - the Fed already completed rate hike number three on 15 March ...
No 'Plan B' for Brexit "twist and turns"
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAY 2017   10:42AM
There were no surprises at the Bank of England's (BOE) 11 May decision to keep the Bank Rate where it was since August 2016, when it was lowered from 0.5% to 0.25% to contain the fallout from the 'Brexit' vote of the previous month - a decision ...
Japan rides the virtuous cycle
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2017   9:54AM
No news, it appears, is good news for Japan. The country's stock market and the yen have been heading in the right direction ever since the nuclear threat tit-for-tat between the US and North Korea was taken off the headlines. The Nikkei-225 index ...
Another Budget, another promised surplus
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAY 2017   12:44PM
A Budget here, and a Budget there, Budget, Budget, everywhere a Budget. Yes Virginia, it's Budget overload, there's wall to wall coverage of the Australian Federal government's 2017/18 Budget - before, during and after - its big reveal on the ...
Australian economy proceeding according to projections
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2017   10:54AM
Australian economic and survey data released over the past 24 hours provide further credence to the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) optimism over the economic outlook and at the same time afford federal treasurer ScoMo the right to give Moody's ...
Budget Eve
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 MAY 2017   11:23AM
One day, nine hours, 13 minutes, and 55 seconds. This is the time remaining (and counting down) before us, Australians all, find out what the government has in store for us when it releases the Budget Papers 2017-18 at approximately 7.30pm (AEST) ...
Which part of the elephant are you holding?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAY 2017   11:44AM
Like the story of the blind man and an elephant, interpretations are often derived from which part of the animal you touched. Such is the case with the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) elephant - the latest update on Australia's ...
Fearless forecasting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAY 2017   11:11AM
Ho-hum. The Fed met and adjourned their 2-3 May FOMC meeting and it was a non-event, announcing no change in policy as Janet Yellen and her merry men see no change in their forecasts. "The Committee expects that, with gradual adjustments in the ...
China slowing to target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY 2017   10:10AM
Whether it's the official tally or the private sector one, the latest purchasing managers' surveys point to slowing expansion in China's manufacturing sector and suggesting a weak start to the second quarter. China's official National Bureau of ...
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