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Chief economist update: Shopaholics drive US growth
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 OCT 2018
... soybean exports to China. The inflation measures embedded in the US National Accounts would surely give President Donald Trump more ammunition on his verbal attack on the US Federal Reserve. This is because despite persistently strong and unquestionably ...
Chief economist update: Fear and loathing on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 OCT 2018
... territory - up 3% this year to date but sharply down from the peak gain of 17.5% recorded on August 29. US President Donald Trump continues to blame the Fed: "Every time we do something great, he [Powell] raises interest rates ... I'm just saying ...
Chief economist update: Bull markets don't die of old age
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 OCT 2018
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Trump's continued criticisms wouldn't hurt me! US President Donald Trump has blamed the Fed for sparking the recent sell-off on Wall Street as well as threatening to undo the "good" for the economy that ...
Chief economist update: It wasn't me, it's the Fed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 OCT 2018
"The Fed is going wild. The problem in my opinion is Treasury and the Fed. The Fed is going loco and there's no reason for them to do it. I'm not happy about it." This was US president Donald Trump's take on the previous day's slump ...
NAFTA's dead, welcome USMCA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 OCT 2018
"We're going to win so much, you're going to be so sick and tired of winning." US President Donald Trump can add the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in his tally of 'wins' after the United States and Canada struck a last ...
Chief economist update: Surplus here we come
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 SEP 2018
The US Federal Reserve is poised to announce another 25 basis point taking the fed funds rate to 2%-2.25% when it concludes its September FOMC meeting later today. That wouldn't be a surprise. Another 25 basis point hike in December also wouldn't ...
Chief economist update: Japan's sun shines
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 SEP 2018
... first quarter of last year (0.7%). This is good news for Japan especially as it comes at a time when US president Donald Trump is threatening to train his sights on Tokyo's trade with the US. The US trade deficit with Japan widened 2.9% to US$5.5 ...
Chief economist update: Trump's beggar thy neighbour policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 SEP 2018
Another month, another strong US labour market report. The time before US President Donald Trump would have had consumers, businesses and investors everywhere dancing in the streets and singing hallelujah. This is due to the rationale that the US economy's ...
Chief economist update: Blame the US economy for the widening trade gap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 AUG 2018
From "fake news", US President Donald Trump might label the Census Bureau's numbers on "International Trade in Goods" as "fake stats". It refutes his claim in March that "trade wars are good, and easy to win." The report shows America's balance ...
Chief economist update: Small business is big business
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 AUG 2018
... the jobs. It's all about small business... Small business is really big." These were the words of US President Donald Trump when he spoke at the 75th Anniversary of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) in Washington in June this ...