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Chief economist update: Currency manipulators beware
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUL 2019
... spent inside the US of A instead of leaking to other countries through purchases of imported products and services. US GDP growth of 4%-6% here America comes! Yippee-kay-yay! Trump's promise made, Trump's promise delivered. This state of ...
Chief economist update: The back-to-back rate cuts Australia has to have
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUL 2019
... of inflation (1.4% average of trimmed mean and weighted median in the March quarter) from target (mid-point of 2%-3%), GDP growth (1.8%% in Q1 2019) from potential (3%) and the neutral cash rate of 1.5% then, the nominal official cash rate ...
Chief economist update: Iron ore on the up and up
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 JUL 2019
... - China has a bigger Trump to fry and a "social" obligation to prevent its economy from slowing below this year's GDP targeted growth of 6.0-6.5%. Infrastructure equals steel equals iron ore. Even before this ruling, China's steel mills ...
Chief economist update: RBA justified to cut rates or not
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 JUN 2019
... rates by 1/4 of a percentage point will materially shift the path we look to be on. The most recent data - including the GDP and labour market data - do not suggest we are making any inroads into the economy's spare capacity. Given this, the ...
Chief economist update: ECB to leave no policy tool unturned
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2019
... conditions ... The whole range of instruments is on the table." The ECB has every reason to be concerned. Euro area GDP growth has remained at a six-year low of 1.2% in the year to the March quarter after - down sharply from the 2.8% ...
Chief economist update: BOE lets peers do the heavy lifting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
... were conditioned on a path for Bank Rate that rose to around 1% by the end of the forecast period." In those projections, GDP growth was a little below potential during 2019 as a whole, reflecting subdued global growth and ongoing Brexit ...
Chief economist update: Expect more of the same from the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2019
... numbers are worth writing home to mother about, the details provide for sobering reading. The upward adjustment in GDP growth was mainly due to a 0.4 percentage point contribution from net exports. Great! Except that a look at Japan's ...
Chief economist update: Another RBA rate cut should be enough
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2019
... this weekend's A$ drubbing. Just think about the boost a cheaper currency brings to our exports - more than 20% of GDP - despite the overhanging trade war. The free-floating A$ is now responding and doing what it does best - restore ...
BetaShares launches new active ETF
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 JUN 2019
... also lead future global economic expansion. The International Monetary Fund predicts these economies will achieve average GDP growth of almost 5% per annum over the medium term, a result that advanced economies will not match." "This faster growth ...
Chief economist update: BOE going the wrong way?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 JUN 2019
... director Christine Lagarde recently warned: "US-China tariffs-including those implemented last year-could reduce global GDP by 0.5 percent in 2020. This amounts to a loss of about US$455 billion, larger than the size of South Africa's ...
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