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A yearning for softer yen
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 OCT 2011
... that helps shield the Australian economy. But spare a thought for Japan. Yes, I know - no one's paying attention to the land of the rising sun lately. Last time we heard about Japan was back in March when disaster struck. They've been making good strides ...
Nobody wins against the Fed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2011
... forced to raise interest rates despite a still weak economy. And for our final destination, we cross the Atlantic to the land of milk and honey - the home of Uncle Sam. Did I say home? Funny that because last night's release suggests that no one's at ...
The other emerging market
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 APR 2011
... other group of emerging markets... and its name is Latin America. Oh yeah, that spells Brazil to most. Yes Brazil - the land of surf, sea, sand and Mardi Gras. It might be surprising to those who haven't bothered to look at each individual Latin American ...
People powered
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 FEB 2011
... heads of states on the triumph of people power in Egypt. But Mubarak's departure doesn't mean instant sunshine in the land of the pharaohs and those of its neighbours. Egypt's future remains uncertain as with the fate of other autocrats in Africa and ...
That sinking feeling
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 DEC 2010
The land of the rising yen is bringing a sinking feeling to Mr. & Mrs. Watanabe. This is the picture painted by the latest Tankan survey by the Bank of Japan. The survey tracks the sentiment of more than 11,000 Japanese firms and is widely considered ...
Yen sunk but not for long
BENJAMIN ONG IS FINANCIAL STANDARD'S DAILY COLUMNIST ON THE ECONOMY  |  FRIDAY, 17 SEP 2010
... or not to double dip" question remains unanswered in America. However, the case is entirely different for Japan - the Land of the Rising Yen. For as sure as its currency continues to appreciate, you could be assured that a double-dip will dawn. You wouldn't ...
Market Wrap - Morning
AAP  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2010
Australian shares are set for a strong opening after Wall Street posted its third largest gain of 2010 as better-than-expected home sales figures boosted optimism towards the US economy. At 0731 AEST on the Sydney Futures Exchange, the June share price ...
Land of the free money
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 MAR 2010
Fed feeds equity market fervour. If you look at today's headlines, this is the message the various financial news services are trying to convey. "Wall St ends on 17-month high as rates hold" was Reuters' headline. Bloomberg had "U.S. Stocks Rise as ...
Still a two-way street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAR 2010
... per cent. Easy enough, isn't it? Both numbers beat expectations, the Street should be jubilant...we're on our way to the land of Oz - both the mythical one and Aussieland (Australia's unemployment rate was 5.3 per cent in January). It seems that Wall ...
Love thy neighbour
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 FEB 2010
... the UK, one well-known Australian politician is moving there for good because according to Pauline Hanson, "Sadly, the land of opportunity is no more applicable." Was she talking about Australia -- the envy of the developed world Australia? Happy Valentine's ...
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