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Chief economist update: Powell Power

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 NOV 2018
We may have a Santa Claus rally this year after all! US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell spooked us all - in the Halloween month of October - when, in an interview with PBS, he declared that: "The really extremely accommodative low interest rates ...

Three down one to go, then another three in 2019

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 SEP 2018
... inflation is expected to rise to 2.1% over the next three years from 2.0% this year. In his press statement, Fed chair Jerome Powell stated the Fed's dilemma over monetary policy, "One is if we move too quickly we snuff out a recovery unnecessarily ...

Chief economist update: Submerging markets

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2018
... in activity and put more downward pressure on their currencies. It would be interesting to hear what Fed Chairman Jerome Powell thinks (and is prepared to do) to short circuit these shorting of emerging market currencies and equities at his Jackson Hole ...

Chief economist update: Don't mind the gap

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 AUG 2018
... one that's puzzling central bankers around the world and recently voiced out by US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. It appears that, for Australia's labour market, at least, growth in wages has tightened more its negative correlation with ...

Chief economist update: What goes around is starting to get around

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 JUL 2018
... you're wondering, well, why aren't wages going up faster?" These were the words of US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his interview with Kai Ryssdal - host and senior editor of Marketplace. These words also perfectly summed up the results ...

Chief economist update: The Goldilocks rate of interest

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 JUL 2018
The neutral interest rate is the Goldilocks level of the fed funds rate - not too cold that it would continue stimulating growth (and lift inflation) and not too hot that it would cause economic activity to slow. Ho-hum. US Federal Reserve Chairman ...

Chief economist update: Weak wages a puzzle, could become a problem

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 JUL 2018
... you're wondering, well, why aren't wages going up faster?" These were the words of US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his interview with Kai Ryssdal - host and senior editor of Marketplace. These words also perfectly summed up the results ...

Chief economist update: Minutes of concerns

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 JUL 2018
... 'Twas a logical explanation at the time and is more or less is along the same line that current Fed Chairman Jerome Powell used - he claims that short term rates are rising because of the hikes and the smaller lift in the long-term yields to safe-haven ...

Chief economist update: Lessons from the last world trade war

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 JUN 2018
... expressed their concerns at the ECB Forum on Central Banking held at Sintra, Portugal on 18-20 June. US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell: "Changes in trade policy could cause us to have to question the outlook...We have a very wide range of contacts in the ...

Chief economist update: Submerging markets

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 19 JUN 2018
When Fed chief Jerome Powell tried to explain the US yield curve's flattening as a function of rising short rates because of the rate hikes (and expectations for more) and a smaller lift in the long-term yields because of safe-haven buying, I questioned ...