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Chief economist update: The hazard of being a safe haven
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 AUG 2019
... in global economic growth, led by rising expectations for a US recession (and perhaps, Germany); the trade war - US and China, Japan and South Korea; Brexit; political uncertainty (in Hong Kong, in Italy, in Russia and in Argentina). These mounting ...
Chief economist update: Tweeting Trump versus totalitarian Xi
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 20 AUG 2019
... public and the U.S. Congress", not the president of the day. This sharply contrasts with the People's Republic of China, highlighting the advantage of a dictatorial regime (which Trump dreams of) to that of a democratic one in times of ...
Chief economist update: US recession a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2019
... "Some factors cited for today's bounceback include oversold conditions, recent positive developments around US and China trade, China's plan to boost income, potential German fiscal policy stimulus, US economic data holding up despite ...
Short-seller targets infant formula importer
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 16 AUG 2019
... Blue Orca research discovered discrepancies between the way Kabrita is marketed in Europe and the US compared to in China. "Kabrita falsely claims in its leading Chinese e-commerce stores that the lactose in its goat milk infant formula comes ...
Chief economist update: Will Australia avoid another global recession?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 AUG 2019
... if it were, central banks are running low on bullets. There's Trump's war (trade or otherwise) with everybody - China, Mexico, Iran, the EU, climate change, etc. The debilitating effect of which has now prompted Japan and South Korea to ...
Chief economist update: Greater than the Great Recession of 2008
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
... on US imports from 25.9% to 50%. What did this produce? Other countries imposed retaliatory tariffs on US imports (as China is doing now). US imports decreased by 66% between 1929 and 1933 and its exports plunged 61%. Ouch! We all know what ...
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
... of 0.25% -- and QE still in place, it's not the liquidity and the cost of borrowing that's the UK's problem. The problem is the dent on business and consumer confidence caused by uncertainties from Brexit and US-China trade tensions.
Chief economist update: Bonds do the limbo rock
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 AUG 2019
... within central bank targets, what more now that growth around the world is decelerating. Note: the People's Bank of China's inflation target is 3.0%; the Fed uses the PCE price index measure as its inflation gauge (1.4% in the year to ...
Chief economist update: Race to the bottom redux
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 AUG 2019
... demand for their goods and services are weakening due to the global growth slowdown resulting from the on-going US-China trade war. While current labour market stats indicate continued strong employment growth, consumers would not want to ...
Chief economist update: RBA heading to zero
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 AUG 2019
Trump's latest tat (branding Beijing a currency manipulator) for China's tit (allowing the yuan to fall below the psychological threshold of CNY7.0/US$1) highlights just how determined the US president is to win the trade war. Yes Virginia ...
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