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Chief economist update: Be fearful when indicators show no fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
... predicted to engage in some form of policy easing in the coming months. As for the People's Bank of China (PBOC), Factset reports: "At press conference to conclude NPC, Li reaffirmed capacity to use reserve requirements and interest rates to support ...
Chief economist update: A capitalist in communist clothes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 MAR 2019
... sooner had the ink dried on the statement, China announced more measures to stem its slowing economy. My compliments to Factset for this synopsis: "Budget deficit target raised to 2.8% from 2.6% last year with CNY2.0T [US$298 billion] in tax cuts announced ...
Chief economist update: Time to pig out on China shares?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2019
The "Year of the Pig" is turning out to be what it signifies - prosperity, good fortune and success. This is no truer than from the land the 12 animal signs of the lunar calendar zodiac originated - China. This is against consensus expectations that ...
Chief economist update: Nerves of steel
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 FEB 2019
... with Australia - it's "banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 at 12M tonne" (Factset) - makes me lean in favour of Bill's call. Still, this remains a developing story. It could be that China's only flexing ...
Chief economist update: Good jobs bad jobs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 JAN 2019
... previous month. At the same time, the unemployment rate has edged lower to 5% from 5.1% (taking this to two decimal points, Factset figures show the jobless rate down to 4.98% in December - the lowest rate since June 2011 (4.92%)). That's fine and ...
Chief economist update: The curse of Japan's consumption tax hike
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 JAN 2019
... 25 to 40 year paper by ¥10B ($88.39 million) each, from its previous operations, to ¥190B and ¥80B, respectively" (Factset) on the 9th of the same month. I commented in this space at the time that "...the recent market reaction to taper speculations ...
Chief economist update: Does the Fed lift or cut interest rates just for the heck of it?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 DEC 2018
The British Parliament has put a full stop to months of speculation over PM Theresa May's leadership when she emerged victorious - 200 to 117 - over her own party's (the Conservative Party) no confidence motion lodged against her. The Party's ...
Chief economist update: So much Brexit uncertainty, so little time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 DEC 2018
... might be forced to exit the prime ministership of the United Kingdom before the UK exits the EU in March next year. As per Factset: "May also facing a potential no-confidence vote as an increasing number of Tories are trying to oust her (Reuters, the ...
And so this is Christmas, another year (almost) over
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 DEC 2018
The "mother of all eco stats" - the US employment report - has been released. But it was neither here nor there and by the looks of it, it didn't make an iota of a difference that the Fed will raise the fed funds rate by another 25 basis points ...
Chief economist update: Where are the BOJ exit speculators now?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 NOV 2018
... 25 to 40 year paper by ¥10B ($88.39 million) each, from its previous operations, to ¥190B and ¥80B, respectively" (Factset) on the 9th of the same month. I commented in this space at the time "...the recent market reaction to taper speculations would ...