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Chief economist update: The path of monetary policy according to Lowe
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUN 2019
... that rates will drop to as low as 0.5% by 2020 proves accurate. Perhaps. Mounting expectations the US Federal Reserve would reduce borrowing costs twice by 25bps each this year, the ongoing/escalating trade war and its negative impact on ...
Chief economist update: The greatest challenge of our time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
... and financial market seizure that produced the 'Great Recession' of a decade ago. So what gives? US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at his press conference after the FOMC's March meeting. Powell warned below-target inflation is ...
Chief economist update: Policy of patience
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 2 MAY 2019
The US Federal Reserve just concluded its April 30 - May 1 FOMC meeting and decided it best to do nothing but reaffirm its policy of patience, as you, I and Irene expected. "Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster ...
Chief economist update: A good problem to have?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
If not for the "bubble" - yes, bubble - that's blowing into the equity market, the US Federal Reserve's problem of continued strong growth and below-target inflation is a good problem to have. This is underscored by the latest stat updates ...
Future Fund crosses $150 billion
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2019
... set target. "The last quarter showed strong returns in public equity markets, no doubt influenced by the US Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates and easing US-China trade tensions," Future Fund chair Peter Costello said. "The Future ...
Chief economist update: Be fearful when indicators show no fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
... the external force is the counter-measures by the world's central banks and fiscal authorities. The US Federal Reserve started reversal proceedings by announcing a pause in its quest to bring monetary policy back to normality, punctuated by ...
Chief economist update: The Fed has hit neutral
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 FEB 2019
The widely-anticipated market moving event this week - US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the US Senate - turned out to be a bummer. We've seen ...
Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 JAN 2019
... or none (more likely). That's the genealogy of the number of interest rate hikes expected of the US Federal Reserve this year - a quick downshift from two 25 basis point increases in the fed funds rate the US central bank officials ...
Labour and housing drive rate sentiment
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 29 JAN 2019
... four factors: China's slowdown, Australia's falling house prices and consumer sentiment, and the US Federal Reserve's reaction amid global trade concerns. Both think being short the Aussie dollar is a good hedge. Up, down or sideways ...
Industry Super Australia forecasts a rate cut
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 24 JAN 2019
... factors: China's slowdown, Sydney and Melbourne's falling house prices and consumer sentiment, and the US Federal Reserve's reaction amid global trade concerns. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is currently below the RBA's target of the 2-3% ...
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