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Chief economist update: The power of one
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2019
... be a lot of disappointed "expert economists" and punters who put their money where their guesses were. Not only that, Factset prints: "Many also expect RBA to follow up with another rate cut a few months later. That view is reflected in market ...
Chief economist update: It'll hurt me more than it hurts you
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019
... momentum while China slows - this now is reversing in Beijing's favour. No use re-inventing the wheel, here's Factset's news stories on latest US stats: "May IHS Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI down 2.0 m/m to 50.6 (est. 52.7), lowest ...
Chief economist update: The (trade) war is back on
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 MAY 2019
... to 6.3% in the year to March from 6.1% in the previous month - a sharp improvement from the record low (based on Factset data going back to 1998) of 5.3% recorded in August last year. For sure, these positive developments resulted from ...
Chief economist update: EUr next
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2019
... China kowtow - er, compromise - to his demands. Trump's now trained his crosshairs on the European Union (EU). Factset reports: "USTR proposed list of European products it will hit with tariffs in retaliation for $11 billion worth of damage ...
Chief economist update: China stitches it in time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
... orders returned to expansionary territory." The last time I looked the goings-on in China in early March this year, FactSet said: "Budget deficit target raised to 2.8% from 2.6% last year with CNY2.0T [US$298 billion] in tax cuts announced ...
Chief economist update: A question of when?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAR 2019
... that Dallas Fred President Robert Kaplan has been reading my daily rants? That would be too presumptuous of moi but Factset's report that "Dallas Fed President Kaplan (nonvoter) told the WSJ the recent yield-curve inversion could be a signal ...
Chief economist update: Fed on ice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2019
... from $30B to $15B beginning in May, and will conclude its reduction of holdings at the end of Sep-19" (thanks Factset). After dropping by as much as 0.7% from the previous day's close, the S&P 500 index reversed direction and climbed ...
Chief economist update: Be fearful when indicators show no fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
... predicted to engage in some form of policy easing in the coming months. As for the People's Bank of China (PBOC), Factset reports: "At press conference to conclude NPC, Li reaffirmed capacity to use reserve requirements and interest rates to ...
Chief economist update: A capitalist in communist clothes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 MAR 2019
... had the ink dried on the statement, China announced more measures to stem its slowing economy. My compliments to Factset for this synopsis: "Budget deficit target raised to 2.8% from 2.6% last year with CNY2.0T [US$298 billion] in tax cuts ...
Chief economist update: Time to pig out on China shares?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2019
... sector's contribution to GDP has further increased in 2018 continues to do so. That's good. Even better is Factset's latest report on the Trump-Xi trade talks: "Bloomberg cited people familiar with discussions who said most or all US ...
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