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Chief economist update: Turkey's roasted
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 AUG 2018
... imposing an asset freeze on two senior Turkish officials to which Ankara answered with sanctions against two members of Trump's cabinet, to which Trump responded by tweeting that he would double Turkey's tariffs on steel and aluminium. And ...
Chief economist update: Do nothing RBA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 AUG 2018
... an A$ appreciation (not a good idea when our biggest export market - China - is in the midst of a trade war with Uncle Trump) but cutting interest rates now could re-ignite the already slowing housing market and encourage Australian households to ...
Chief economist update: Heaven can wait but the BOE couldn't
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 AUG 2018
... in the UK economy in the first quarter of this year, the increased risk on global trade wrought on the world by Trump's protectionist policies and of course the uncertainty over Brexit, the BOE remains optimistic. The MPC's updated ...
Chief economist update: The grass is paler on the China side
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 2 AUG 2018
... by China on US$34 billion of US imports in retaliation to America's imposition of the same amount on July 6. The Trump administration is reportedly preparing tariffs on US$200 billion on imports from China. The latest China manufacturing PMI ...
Chief economist update: Boom in the USA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 JUL 2018
... to growth in the second quarter. Government spending and investment (G) added 0.37 percentage points to growth as the Trump administration ramps up its defence and infrastructure expenditure. After subtracting 0.02 percentage points in the first ...
Chief economist update: ECB on track for exit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 JUL 2018
... difficult for us to go beyond that because we really don't know the substance of it." Draghi had this to say about Trump's accusation that the ECB is deliberately weakening the euro: "We said several times that the exchange rate is not a ...
Chief economist update: Laissez faire
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 JUL 2018
Forget John Maynard Keynes. Forget David Ricardo. A new economic sheriff is in town and his name is Donald J. Trump. POTUS has gone against Keynes' counter-cyclical prescription by increasing fiscal spending - tax cuts and increased expenditure ...
Chief economist update: No sweat says BOC on Trump tariffs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 JUL 2018
US President Donald Trump has again upped the rhetoric against China (which of course, brought back trepidation over an escalation of the trade war) and most recently he went on attack against his own central bank - the US Federal Reserve. ...
Chief economist update: What goes around is starting to get around
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 JUL 2018
... proposition. In his quest to "make America great again" and under the guise of "national security", US President Donald Trump kicked off with a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminium imported into America, followed by a 25% tariff on US$34 ...
Chief economist update: The Goldilocks rate of interest
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 JUL 2018
... forward is to keep gradually raising the federal funds rate." Then again there's still that big question mark over Trump's trade protectionism: "it is difficult to predict the ultimate outcome of current discussions over trade policy as ...
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