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Chief economist update: COVID-19 cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 AUG 2020
... having a second bite in Asian countries. It's doing the rounds (again) of Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and South Korea after restrictions were eased. They've all reimposed restrictions in one form or another. Recent reports suggest that ...

Chief economist update: Australian outlook under COVID-19

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 JUL 2020
... economic outlook report puts Australian GDP growth (or should I say contraction) this year only second smallest to South Korea among the G20 - 5.0% (single hit); 6.3% (double-hit). JEFU expects the unemployment rate to peak at around 9.25% in the December ...

Chief economist update: Victoria's secret

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 JUL 2020
... instil optimism. Several US states have either deferred re-opening or reimposed lockdown restrictions. China, Germany, South Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia and more recently, Spain (among others), have re-imposed shutdown measures in certain coronavirus hotspots. ...

EM winners, losers emerge in COVID-19 struggle

ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 19 JUN 2020
... of Brazil and Ecuador have damaged their leadership role in the eyes of EM investors, while countries like Vietnam, South Korea and Thailand are likely to gain from their effective, transparent policies." China, which makes up approximately a third of ...

Chief economist update: Australia needs China more than it needs us

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 MAY 2020
... 34.7% of your exports (based on World Bank figures) that roughly equates to what Australia sells to Japan (16.4%), South Korea (7.0%), India (4.9%), US (3.8%), and Singapore (2.9%) combined. Australian exports account for around 20% of the country's ...

Investors pile into companies on life support

ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
... sold-off sectors. Today, markets have dropped on fears of a second wave, with news of fresh cases in Wuhan, Germany and South Korea erasing yesterday's gains. Stocks that led the charge on Monday are now bleeding red. So were Aussie investors, hopeful ...

Chief economist update: Easing does it (again)

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
... late last year." South Korea's Early Coronavirus Wins Dim After Rash of New Cases (Wall Street Journal) "SEOUL -- South Korea, which largely succeeded in quelling the initial spread of the coronavirus, is back on the defensive, with Seoul's bars ...

The great fall of China

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 APR 2020
... numero uno export market on the ropes (buying 32.7% of our total exports as at 2019), the second - Japan (9%) - third - South Korea (5%) - fourth, fifth and down the line are also in line for contractions in their respective economies. While the Reserve ...

Chief economist update: BOK holds as infections ease

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 APR 2020
... recorded on March 19 this year - reducing its 2020 year-to-date loss by more than half to -16.1% from -33.7%. Similarly, South Korea has more than recouped its 5.2% depreciation versus the US dollar, rebounding by 5.4% from the March 19 low. These, perhaps ...

Chief economist update: Credit ratings downgrades versus fiscal salvation

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 APR 2020
... BOJ increased monetary largesse. This compares with 142,823 cases in China, 21,157 in Italy, 12,729 in Iran; 8162 in South Korea and even lower than the 1678 reported cases in the US... at the time. covidjapan.com data shows that as of April 6, 2020 ...