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Chief economist update: Deflated expectations lift deflation expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
... slowing overall economic growth. More so, given recent news that wage negotiations have settled on the low side. As per Factset, "Kyodo cited Japan Business Federation figures showing major companies have agreed on an average pay hike of 1.82% in this ...

Chief economist update: Victoria's victory against the virus voided

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021
... (Victoria accounts for around 25% of the country's total GDP). Citing the 'Australian Financial Review' (AFR), Factset reports that, "Business leaders estimate that Victoria's lockdown will cost the economy more than A$1B (some estimates ...

Chief economist update: COVID-19 causes double-dip

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 MAY 2021
... it has returned to growth as companies adjust to life with the virus and prepare for better times ahead." Even better, Factset reports that "with the Q1 reporting season well underway, analyst expectations of Q1 profits have jumped considerably higher ...

Chief economist: Of capital gains taxes, COVID-19 and climate change

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
... surtax on investment income, means that federal tax rates for wealthy investors could be as high as 43.4%." This one from Factset on COVID-19: "Indian COVID cases now a serious concern - it broke a one-day new cases record of 315,000 Wednesday and shows ...

Chief economist update: The pause that refreshes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
... geo-political tensions - US versus China, Russia and Iran. It's also no secret that the S&P 500's valuation are stretched. Factset data shows it's now trading at a P/E (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.6. This is way beyond its five-year (18.1 ...

Chief economist update: Japan to double down on stimulus?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
... that Japan "needs to double the nearly $700B already budgeted in extra spending to ensure a recovery from the pandemic" (Factset).

Chief economist update: Red metal turning red hot

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 FEB 2021
... (there is no alternative). However, the rise and rise in copper prices suggest better health and wealth going forward. Factset figures show copper prices surged to an eight-year high of US$8,292 per tonne this year to date - a 7.1% addition to the 25.8% ...

Chief economist update: Disappointing jobs results raise Biden's stimulus bid

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021
... determined to pass the stimulus package sans Republican Party support by using the budget reconciliation rules. As per Factset: "Deutsche Bank pointed out that a $1.9T package, rather than the $1T it (other sell-side firms similar) is modeling, would ...

Chief economist update: Virus now, inflation later

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 JAN 2021
... bond markets that saw the yield on 10-year US Treasuries more than double from 2020's low of 0.5% to 1.1%. Thanks to Factset, I don't have to reinvent the wheel: "Speaking at an event hosted by the Princeton University Bendheim Center for Finance ...

Chief economist update: Eurozone at risk of double-dip

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021
... Saturday, while German Chancellor Merkel said she was leaning toward a tougher lockdown, which could last until April," FactSet said. "Italian officials also strengthened mandates for virus curbs and eyed an easing won't occur until the spring. In ...
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