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Spoiling for war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 OCT 2010
... from any damage to the interests of both peoples and people around the world." This eerily takes me back to the Great Depression. On 17 June 1930, America enacted the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act because, as in today, it wants to bolster its economy by increasing ...
Competing to devalue
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 SEP 2010
... partners, sank to the lowest level since March." Competitive devaluation has commenced. And like during the Great Depression, nobody will win.
Recession over, now for the recession
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 SEP 2010
... been waiting for. For if the US economy was able to recover from the worst and the longest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s, how much of a problem could slow growth be?
Home trouble
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 AUG 2010
... forcing the Fed and the government's hands for withdrawing the stimulus too soon. Ben Bernanke - a scholar of the Great Depression - knows this all too well. History really has a tendency to repeat. But similar to the Great Depression, they've been pressured ...
Bored with half-empty glasses
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JUL 2010
... European crisis is not as bad as the spin doctors would have you believe. The world's been through worse -- the Great Depression in the 1930s, the Latin American default in the 1980's, the Savings & Loan Crisis of the late 80s/early 1990s, the Asian ...
End game II
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAR 2010
... Oh, yes! Yes! Not so fast! This would work if America's (trading) partners aren't thinking the same thing. The Great Depression showed us what happened to wearing the condom of trade protection in the 1930s. On 17 June 1930, America enacted the Smoot-Hawley ...
Good news day
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 FEB 2010
... reports that the White House will release a report tomorrow stating that the US$787 billion ARRA stimulus averted Great Depression part 2 and created/saved two million jobs. But of course this didn't come without any cost. Remember, there is no such ...
Australia better than triple A
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 FEB 2010
... stock market crash in what is going to be known in history as the Great Crash of 1929 and a precursor to the Great Depression. But back to US credit rating. Timmy again has a point. Given that debt levels in almost all other major nations in the world ...
Investing on thin ice
MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2010
... after the unprecedented monetary and fiscal policies offshore, which narrowly saved the markets from another Great Depression, there is now little room for error. "The damage that the OECD countries suffered in 2007-08 should never be underestimated. ...
Star ratings face predictability test
MICHELLE BALTAZAR  |  THURSDAY, 14 JAN 2010
... out, however, that the late section was the period better known as the worst period in the markets since the Great Depression. "For this late section, the S&P 500 began the period with an index value of 1355 and concluded the period with an index value ...
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