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Chief economist update: Wheels of US recession in motion
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 AUG 2019
... messaging at the Jackson Hole symposium on August 23. Will he? won't he? bend to Trump's recent demand to cut the fed funds rate "by at least 100 basis points, with perhaps some quantitative easing as well"? Obeying Trump's diktat would ...
Chief economist update: Tweeting Trump versus totalitarian Xi
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 20 AUG 2019
... If only Trump had the "dictatorial" and "unquestioned" powers of Xi. @realDonaldTrump's latest tweet: "The Fed Rate, over a fairly short period of time, should be reduced by at least 100 basis points, with perhaps some quantitative ...
Chief economist update: US recession a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2019
... of a looming US recession - remains negative. It had been consistently negative since 31 July (-2 bps) - when the Fed disappointed with its non-commitment to further rate cuts - and deeper (-14 bps) - the day Trump tweeted the application ...
Chief economist update: Will Australia avoid another global recession?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 AUG 2019
... yen are upper; gold's in, copper is out. Even central banks are busily preparing for the "R" contingency. The Fed's mulling negative interest rates; the ECB's forward-guiding, according to the 'Wall Street Journal', "a ...
Chief economist update: Greater than the Great Recession of 2008
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
You know the world's in trouble when the Fed starts contemplating negative interest rates ... and then some. "There are other types of policies that probably aren't getting as much analysis. But one is negative interest rate policies. Those ...
Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... the US Federal Reserve made an about-face in July, discarding its trek towards policy normalisation and cut the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to 2.25% in what's speculated of a rate-cutting regime. The Bank of Japan (BOJ) persists ...
Chief economist update: Bonds do the limbo rock
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 AUG 2019
... negative yields - perversely paying interest to lend to the government. Can't blame 'em. Disappointment over the Fed's non-commitment over further rate cuts - after it cut the fed funds rate by 25 bps to 2.25% at its July FOMC meeting ...
Chief economist update: Race to the bottom redux
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 AUG 2019
... be weak, with the global slowdown and escalating trade tensions posing downside risks." If the US Federal Reserve cut the Fed funds rate again - by 25 bps to 1.75%-2% - as expected (or as Trump wants), other central banks may need to do more ...
Chief economist update: RBA heading to zero
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 AUG 2019
... to see the official cash rate at or near zero per cent next year. A bit extreme perhaps, but this time last year no one expected the Fed to cut interest rates nor the RBA to chop the official cash rate ... and in two quick successions, at that.
Chief economist update: Fed cut and Trump's war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 5 AUG 2019
The US Federal Reserve gave markets exactly what they were expecting - a 25 basis point reduction in the Fed funds rate at the conclusion of its July FOMC meeting - but instead of revving up the risk on trade, it was risk off. Equity markets fell. ...
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