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Market Wrap - Morning

AAP  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2011
... March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which left 26,000 dead or missing and plunged Japan into its worst crisis since World War II. Seoul jumped 1.67 per cent. Hong Kong and Shanghai were among a number of markets closed for a public holiday. The Nikkei closed ...

Game changer

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAR 2011
... situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the past 65 years since World War II." It may well be, perhaps even worse. To this day, the growing toll and extent of the devastation from the quake/tsunami/nuclear ...

QE2 or bust

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 19 OCT 2010
... governments - they got tighter fiscal spending. These policies all prolonged the depression. The irony of it all is that World War II saved the world economy back then. Suddenly government's found an unquestionable reason to spend... and they spent big. ...

Recession over, now for the recession

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 SEP 2010
... the beginning of an expansion. The recession lasted 18 months, which makes it the longest of any recession since World War II. Previously the longest postwar recessions were those of 1973-75 and 1981-82, both of which lasted 16 months." With these words ...

CB thoughts

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2010
... policy makers have said growth may lose steam as the government implements the biggest public spending cuts since World War II and the global economy cools." Good now, convulsions later. But back in North America, the Bank of Canada raised interest rates ...

Happy birthday bull

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2010
... Monetary Fund (IMF) by coming out with a prediction that the global economy would contract 'for the first time since World War II, with growth at least 5 percentage points below potential'. What the magnitude of the contraction is and what the potential ...

Market Wrap - Morning

AAP  |  THURSDAY, 3 SEP 2009
... activity. Without more help from consumers, the economy will have trouble pulling out of the longest recession since World War II. When it settled after trading closed for the day, the Dow had fallen 29.93, or 0.3 per cent, to 9280.67. The S&P 500 index ...

Market Wrap - Morning

AAP  |  MONDAY, 3 AUG 2009
... placing big bets that the ability of companies to squeeze out surprise profits means the longest recession since World War II is finally easing its grip. But even as earnings and some economic reports suggest the economy is strengthening, the stock rally ...

Forecasting foibles

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2009
... be the worst slump since the OECD started tracking its members' economic growth in the 1960s and since the end of World War II. We're surely in trouble now. But wait. The operative phrase here is 'if proven correct.' The problem with predictions is just ...

Fanning the flames of fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 MAR 2009
... Monetary Fund (IMF) by coming out with a prediction that the global economy would contract 'for the first time since World War II, with growth at least 5 percentage points below potential'. What the magnitude of the contraction is and what the potential ...