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Global healing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAR 2017   10:57AM
It could have been triggered by anything imaginable under the sun, but the financial markets' correction - due to Trump's repeal/replace Obamacare failure - should be seen as that, one that "corrects" overvalued levels that have run ahead of ...
Obamacare one, Trump nil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 MAR 2017   10:18AM
"I think this is something - it certainly was an interesting period of time. We all learned a lot. We learned a lot about loyalty. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process. We learned a lot about some very arcane rules in, obviously, both ...
Kristin's correct call
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAR 2017   10:02AM
The Bank of England's (BOE) March decision to keep policy settings unchanged may still prove to be correct, but the recent flow of economic data continue to vindicate MPC-member Kristin Forbes' dissent - she considered it appropriate to raise ...
Confidently improving
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAR 2017   10:00AM
With one political uncertainty removed - last week's Dutch elections where Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) defeated the far-right leader Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom (PVV), indicating the ...
Less than expected but good
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAR 2017   9:37AM
Japan's latest trade stat indicates that the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) optimism, noted in its March monetary policy statement that, "Exports are expected to follow a moderate increasing trend on the back of an improvement in overseas economies" is ...
RBNZ on ice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAR 2017   9:36AM
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has a positive view of the international economy - "Macroeconomic indicators in advanced economies have been positive over the past two months" -inflation - "Global headline inflation has increased ... Core ...
Price-pressured
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 MAR 2017   10:30AM
The latest inflation stats out of the UK gave additional credence to BOE monetary policy committee member Kristin Forbes' dissent - she "considered it appropriate to increase Bank Rate by 25 basis points" -- at the March meeting. Along with the low ...
Higher and higher
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 MAR 2017   10:28AM
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) update on residential property prices brought home the Reserve Bank of Australia's current concerns and noted in its March monetary policy statement: "Conditions in the housing market vary considerably ...
Not off the boil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAR 2017   9:59AM
Chinese authorities' regulatory restrictions to cool the housing market appear to be having little impact on property prices. Latest figures show that the average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities rose by 0.3% in the month of February ...
Labour costs rising
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAR 2017   9:57AM
In its 9 March statement, the European Central Bank (ECB) stated that, "A very substantial degree of monetary accommodation is still needed for underlying inflation pressures to build up and support headline inflation in the medium term". However ...
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EMMA RAPAPORT  |   12:33PM
New-York based financial firm Goldman Sachs is planning to launch an ETF which will invest in high-yield corporate debt, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
ALEX BURKE  |   12:59PM
Two Contango MicroCap (CTN) directors were removed following an extraordinary general meeting and a third resigned prior to resolutions being passed.
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BT Financial Group confirmed its chief investment officer left the company "effective immediately."
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Franklin Templeton Investments has launched its global online training portal for advisers in the Australian market.
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