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Enter the dragon
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 OCT 2017
The roadmap provided at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China indicates there will be more of the same. That is, onwards and upwards for the Middle Kingdom.
Jobs galore
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 OCT 2017
The $64 million dollar question is whether the tightening Australian labour market translates into a pick-up in wages growth - recorded at a record low 1.9% in the June quarter.
Beige Book report delivers known knowns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 OCT 2017
The Beige Book report sings the same old song (at least since the start of this year) - moderate to modest growth, a tight/tightening labour market but modest growth in wages and inflation.
Go ahead BOE, make my day
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 OCT 2017
While the British pound's weakness supports the UK's external sector by making its exports more competitive, its negative impact on domestic inflation is constraining domestic spending which is a bigger contributor to the economy.
Japanese sun rises
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 17 OCT 2017
There is optimism that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party will win the 22 October general elections and hence, the continuation of "Abenomics".
Inflated attention on September US CPI inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 OCT 2017
The Fed's favoured inflation measure is the personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index, not the CPI.
Job openings in America
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 OCT 2017
The latest JOLTS report might appear to be boring - nothing to write home to mother about - but it also confirms that the US labour market has reached (or nearly at) full-employment.
Confidence up but will consumers shop?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2017
While the improvement in consumer optimism is encouraging, it's still early to conclude that this would eventually prompt an increase in household spending.
ECB exit: 2018 or 2021?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2017
European Central Bank executive board member Sabine Lautenschlager renewed speculations over not only the "discussion" of the bank's exit strategy but the actual "timing" of the exit.
India's upside risks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 OCT 2017
The Indian central bank kept interest rates unchanged - repo rate at 6% and reverse repo rate at 5.75% - following its 4 October policy meeting.
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