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Chief economist update: Another RBA rate cut should be enough
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2019
... with not one, not two but three more rate reductions - two this year to 0.75% and one by June next year to 0.5%. Yes Virginia, you, I and Irene would dump the A$ too given these expectations. But just as we've proven the markets and "expert ...
Chief economist update: RBA May cut, May not
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019
... and lending capacity without doing much to boost the economy", as published in the Australian Financial Review. Yes Virginia, they're looking out for number one (politicking?), of course. I trust the RBA enough not to give in to vested ...
Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 APR 2019
... former peaks overnight. And the Dow is not far behind - it's off a mere 0.6% away from its all-time high. Yes Virginia, you can be forgiven for scratching your head, for it was just a month ago that fears of an upcoming US recession was the ...
Chief economist update: Prepare for lift-off
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2019
... as the re-starting of the engines of global growth, we'll all know that this started with the Powell pause. Yes Virginia, I've turned into Dr. Doom's (Nouriel Roubini's) mini-me since the second half of 2018. How could anyone not ...
Chief economist update: The RBA capitulates
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 FEB 2019
... by nine basis points to 1.71%; five-years down by 10 bps to 1.78%; and, 10-year bonds are 6 bps lower to 2.18%. Yes Virginia, with a mere shift in the RBA's guidance to N-E-U-T-R-A-L, yields have fallen across the curve. But special mention ...
Chief economist update: The angel in the capex details
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 NOV 2018
... This is 4.4% higher than Estimate 4 for 2017-18. Estimate 4 is 11.3% higher than Estimate 3 for 2018-19." Yes Virginia, Australian businesses have upped their capital spending plans in the face of multiplying challenges - trade war, Fed ...
Chief economist update: Buy the dip or sell the rallies?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2018
... Political atmosphere post US midterm elections remains divisive. Oil unable to sustain earlier bounce. Yes Virginia, this is the general theme explaining for why Wall Street dropped (big time) - Dow down 2.3%; S&P 500 down 2%; Nasdaq down ...
Chief economist update: Americans who want work will find it
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 5 NOV 2018
... to cmegroup.com, 73.6% that the US central bank will raise interest rates by 25 basis points to 2.25%-2.5%. Yes Virginia, I'm scratching my bald head too. Only 73.6% chance, after the Fed already intimated on several occasions that it will ...
Chief economist update: The BOJ kills off specs (for now)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 AUG 2018
... to enhance the sustainability of "Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing (QQE) with Yield Curve Control." Yes Virginia, the BOJ has added another tool to try and coax inflation back to life. QQE with YCC has been expanded to QQE with YCC and ...
Chief economist update: Shanghai's drop is China's problem, the yuan's slide is everyone's
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 JUN 2018
... the path towards normalisation while the PBOC (just over the weekend) reduced its reserve requirement ratio. But yes Virginia, we all should "worry over impact." Those who still remember their history will recall that time in August 2015 when the ...
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