BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 APR 2017   11:31AM
Has the growth-inflation dynamics changed? Has potential growth lifted that economies need even stronger expansion in the economy to lift prices? Or could this be because of the current reversal of government policies?
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The CPI report that confirms all biases
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 APR 2017   11:55AM
We can torture the CPI data till the cows come home to roost but those putting money where their mouths are, bet on an RBA hold this month or this year.
O Canada
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 APR 2017   11:36AM
Trump's surprise move on Canada not only proves the man's unpredictability but also that he continues to "walk his talk", delivering on his promise of "America First".
Decidedly undecided
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 APR 2017   11:00AM
French indecision is underscored by the choice of centrist Emmanuel Macron (23.8% based on preliminary results) and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen (21.6%) - two candidates with different visions for the future of France.
Negative gearing exposing Australia's poor: KPMG
DARREN SNYDER  |  FRIDAY, 21 APR 2017   12:46PM
KPMG economists highlight some of Australia's poorest citizens are taking on negatively geared property investments when there's a clear inability to manage the financial risks.
Sunrise
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 APR 2017   10:31AM
The better news is the 15.8% jump in imports. Although this would provide a negative contribution to GDP growth, it also indicates strengthening domestic demand.
Growth maintains momentum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 APR 2017   10:28AM
While there's little progress over inflation, it actually reversed in March - headline CPI inflation down to 1.5% from 2.0% in February; core inflation down to 0.7% from 0.9% -- latest data indicate that growth in the Eurozone continues to gain momen ...
The prescience of Super Mario
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 APR 2017   10:37AM
Rising momentum in the Eurozone has triggered speculation the European Central Bank (ECB) would not only taper its QE program soon but also lift interest rates by the first quarter of 2018.
Desperately seeking workers
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 APR 2017   10:36AM
The Beige Book report showed that economic activity continued to expand across all the 12 Federal Reserve Districts over the period from mid-February to the end of March.
China's off to a good 2017 start
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 APR 2017   10:40AM
Chinese GDP expanded by 6.9% in the year to the March quarter, a step up from the December 2016 quarter's 6.8% growth rate and 6.7% each in the previous three quarters of the same year. This is better than market expectations for steady growth (6.8%) ...
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