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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 ...
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
... 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 Street ...
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 ...
All aboard
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 AUG 2009
... improving tide, risk assets such as commodities and equities still offer the best opportunity to take us to the promise land of prosperity. Economic fundamentals favour risk assets. Sure, we are yet to see growth with a plus sign in front in many of ...
Damned if you do
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 FEB 2009
... plantation - but be careful not to spend too much. Australians cannot be faulted of course. Gen X and Yers grew up in the land of abundance. Many have not experienced a recession. Everything that could be had was easy to be had. It had been 18 long years ...
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