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Chief economist update: US recession in the offing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 JUN 2019
... bond yields closed at 2.14% - the lowest since January this year - and the VIX index jumped by 18.2% on the day. Wall Street's reaction is to be expected particularly given Trump's latest bombshell comes in the midst of its escalating ...
Chief economist update: It'll hurt me more than it hurts you
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019
... As expected, the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China announced (before the opening bell on Wall Street on Monday, the May 13) that it's imposing increased tariffs on a total of 5,140 products imported from the US (worth ...
Chief economist update: A tariff for a tariff
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2019
... tariff tat. The Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China announced (before the opening bell on Wall Street) that it's imposing increased tariffs on a total of 5140 products imported from the US (worth around US$60 billion) ...
Chief economist update: The tweet that reignited the trade war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
... efforts towards boosting growth and inflation in the economy. And the Euro Stoxx-50 index lost 1.1%. As for Wall Street, the S&P 500 index dropped by as much as 1.6% overnight before closing 0.5% lower; the Dow fell by as much as 1.8% before ...
Chief economist update: Fed on ice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2019
If there's anything that captures the greed on Wall Street, it's the US equity market's reaction to the Fed's decision following its 15-16 March 2019 FOMC meeting. The Fed gave the markets what they expected - it kept the Fed funds ...
Chief economist update: US economic growth is slowing and accelerating
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAR 2019
... one - the 10th straight quarter of acceleration since the 1.3% growth rate recorded in the June 2016 quarter. Wall Street's reaction: equity markets dipped, the US dollar index advanced and the yield on US Treasuries rose. Such financial ...
Fearless Girl comes to Melbourne
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 8 FEB 2019
... to stand for equality and diversity. The 50-inch bronze statue of a little girl standing defiantly in front of Wall Street's famous Charging Bull was commissioned by State Street Global Advisors in 2017 in light of International Women's ...
Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 JAN 2019
... monetary policy than can be achieved solely by reducing the federal funds rate." Just when I thought that old Wall Street rule of thumb, "three steps and a stumble" - stock prices drop after three consecutive Fed rate hikes - was no more, it ...
Chief economist update: Trump trumps Fed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 JAN 2019
... by 0.7% on the day (January 25 in New York); the S&P 500 increased 0.8% and the Nasdaq jumped 1.3%. Trump did it! Wall Street's gains came after POTUS announced that he has reached a deal with the US Congress to end the record 35 days of ...
Chief economist update: Fed fail
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 DEC 2018
We might just be heading to witness once again the truth about the old adage on Wall Street that "a bull market doesn't die of old age, the Fed murders it." As expected, the US Federal Reserve raised the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to ...
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