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Chief economist update: The path of monetary policy according to Lowe
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUN 2019
"Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore." The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) decision to cut the official cash rate to a fresh record low of 1.25% takes the country's monetary policy into uncharted waters. More uncharted it would be if JP ...
Chief economist update: The rate cut Australia has to have
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 JUN 2019
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe is set to be remembered in history as the man who took Australia's official cash rate from a historic low of 1.5% - set under Glen Stevens one month before he stepped down as RBA head honcho in ...
Chief economist update: US recession in the offing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2019
"On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal ...
Chief economist update: ECB exit proves premature
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAY 2019
If there's anything that's 100% certain, it is that the European Central Bank (ECB) will keep current interest rate settings unchanged - repo at 0.00%; marginal lending facility at 0.25%; deposit facility at -0.40%. Although, given the ...
Chief economist update: The greatest challenge of our time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
Inflation is dead! Bond markets celebrate! News headlines have picked up on the fall and fall in the yield offered by 10-year US Treasuries. The yield closed at 2.24% overnight, down from 2.26% the day before - the lowest since September 2017. But ...
Chief economist update: Glass half-full or US recession on the way?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2019
"It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma..." Sir Winston Leonard Churchill may be describing Russia's intentions and interests when he made this now famous quote back in 1939 (before he became UK Prime Minister 1940-1945) but ...
Chief economist update: The power of one
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2019
"The heat is on, the heat is on, the heat is on Oh it's on the street, the heat is on..." - Glenn Frey Oh yes, Virginia, the Reserve Bank better deliver a cut in interest rates when its board meets next week (June 4) or there'll be a lot of ...
Chief economist update: Currency manipulators beware
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 MAY 2019
As if the world hasn't had enough of the overhanging pall engendered by lingering trade tensions, US President Trump is about to raise the stakes and expand the scope to currency manipulators. This I learned from The New York Times (NYT) on May ...
Chief economist update: It'll hurt me more than it hurts you
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019
If very, very recent history is any guide, US President Donald Trump would soon be tempering his trade war tweets versus China. Trump did so early this year - prompting financial markets and economic and business agents to expect that a trade deal ...
Chief economist update: Like Britney Spears, Financial Standard's done it again
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2019
"Chief economist update: Cash rate should be 1%"! This was my piece published on 7 March 2019, based on the 'Taylor Rule' and plugging in Australia's growth and inflation parameters at the time. It took two months and a few days before ...
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