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NAFTA's dead, welcome USMCA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 OCT 2018
"We're going to win so much, you're going to be so sick and tired of winning." US President Donald Trump can add the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in his tally of 'wins' after the United States and Canada struck a last ...
Chief economist update: Surplus here we come
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 SEP 2018
... What is a surprise is the reaction of world leaders' reaction at the UN General Assembly to US President Donald Trump's claim that, "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the ...
OPEC is not to blame
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 25 SEP 2018
Saudi Arabia and Russia weren't pleased with US President Trump when they announced no immediate increase in oil production following the OPEC and non-OPEC nations meeting in Algiers on September 23. The decision sent oil prices soaring - Brent ...
Chief economist update: Confidence down, conditions up
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 SEP 2018
... reading of +6. To be sure, there are other factors keeping domestic businesses from having a good sleep at night - Trump's trade protectionism, an emerging market currency rout, moderating global growth and commodity prices. This could be ...
Chief economist update: Japan's sun shines
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 SEP 2018
... quarter of last year (0.7%). This is good news for Japan especially as it comes at a time when US president Donald Trump is threatening to train his sights on Tokyo's trade with the US. The US trade deficit with Japan widened 2.9% to ...
Chief economist update: Trump's beggar thy neighbour policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 SEP 2018
Another month, another strong US labour market report. The time before US President Donald Trump would have had consumers, businesses and investors everywhere dancing in the streets and singing hallelujah. This is due to the rationale that the US ...
Chief economist update: Blame the US economy for the widening trade gap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 AUG 2018
From "fake news", US President Donald Trump might label the Census Bureau's numbers on "International Trade in Goods" as "fake stats". It refutes his claim in March that "trade wars are good, and easy to win." The report shows America's ...
Chief economist update: Famous last words
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 AUG 2018
... with LPL's rationale. Economic growth in the US had been growing and growing and growing, primarily boosted by Trump's tax cuts and fiscal spend. The US Federal Reserve while on a path towards higher interest rates, is doing it gently ...
The BOE's got no problem
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 AUG 2018
... have perfect certainty," before acting on policy. To this day, the BOE, like all others (including the Fed), nominates Trump's protectionist policy as one of the major sources of risk to its optimistic forecasts but unlike its peers, it also ...
Chief economist update: Submerging markets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2018
... - 27.8% versus 16.3% - at the end of last year. Those were the days of synchronised growth upswing, given more oomph by Trump's declared corporate and personal tax cuts and more fiscal largesse that'll send the tide of global economic ...
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