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Chief economist update: The good news and the good news
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 19 JAN 2018
Australian employment and Chinese GDP growth have returned better-than-expected results.
Chief economist update: Consumers don't spend on confidence alone
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 JAN 2018
What do consumers do when they're happy and more confident? They go shopping of course.
Chief economist update: One hike this year, one hike next year
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JAN 2018
The BOE's projections show that the bank rate would rise from 0.4% in 2017 to 0.7% this year (that's another 25 bps hike), to 0.9% in 2019 (that's another) and 1% in 2020.
Chief economist update: ECB sees low rates for longer
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 JAN 2018
As far as central bank rates in the euro area are concerned the immediate risk of change is currently low.
The darling buds of inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2018
The passage of US President Donald Trump's tax cuts into law has already prodded several US companies to announce pay hikes.
Chief economist update: iPhone and Black Friday sales ring up retail registers
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 JAN 2018
The ABS' trend estimate shows retail sales growth remains flat on a monthly basis and softer in year-on-year terms.
Chief economist update: Bond sell bomb shell
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 JAN 2018
Not only would below-target inflation persuade central banks to go slow on stimulus reduction but the mere sluggishness in inflation is a positive for the bond market.
Chief economist update: A prelude to taper?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JAN 2018
The sharp improvement in Japan's economic fundamentals over the past months give more merit to this renewed bout of taper thoughts.
Getting better and betterer
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 JAN 2018
There's certainly no denying that the bulls ruled Wall Street over the course of 2017, with its record breaking feat splattered all over the financial headlines - but there's more to the story.
Happier New Year
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 JAN 2018
Beyond the positive portents of these market adage and phenomenon, the markets' underlying fundamental underpinnings are clearly supportive.
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