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Chief economist update: A US dollar story
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2018
The times, they are a-changin'. After reaching a peak of 103.01 on the 23 December 2016, the Bloomberg US dollar index began its long descent before hitting a three-year low of 89.19 in February this year - a 13.4% depreciation. The US dollar has ...
Chief economist update: Wisdom of the crowd
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 MAY 2018
... week (down from this year's high to date of 37.32) - there remains that lingering uncertainty over what POTUS Donald Trump or North Korea's Kim Jung-on or China's President Xi Jinpeng really thinks. Include the heads of states of Iran, Mexico ...
Chief economist update: All Ords rising
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 MAY 2018
Six index points or 0.1% is all the All Ordinaries index needs to add to by the close of today's trading activity and it would match the decade-high (January 2008) closing level of 6241.46 points recorded on January 9 this year. As at yesterday's ...
Chief economist update: When good oil goes bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 MAY 2018
... million barrels in the latest week, the upward momentum in crude oil prices remains. Recent reports that US President Donald Trump would reimpose sanctions against Iran after 180 days (unless a "deal" is agreed upon) would only put a rocket under the ...
Chief economist update: Can't get enough of war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 APR 2018
War: it seems that US president Donald Trump cannot get enough of it. Trump began his war crusade with the media (and fake news), then moved on to North Korea (although this was instigated by Kim's nuclear "exercises"), then trade and China, last weekend ...
Facebook scandal raises ESG concerns
ALEX BURKE  |  TUESDAY, 3 APR 2018
... exposed raw data on 50 million users to political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. This firm worked, by proxy, on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and obtained user information with the help of University of Cambridge researcher Aleksandr Kogan ...
Chief economist update: Caught in the crossfire
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 APR 2018
... the lucky group of countries (that include the EU, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea) US President Donald Trump, in all his benevolence, graciously granted exemptions (albeit, temporarily) from his protectionist crusade? Yet, apart from ...
Chief economist update: The survey says...
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 MAR 2018
With China in the centre of US president Donald Trump's protectionist crosshairs, China needs the result of latest surveys on its economy like a hole in the head...or so it seems. In early March, China's purchasing managers' indices surveyed by both ...
Chief economist update: The uncertainty that is Trump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 MAR 2018
... Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. It still is the best of times for the US economy for in spite of President Donald Trump's micro-management the S&P 500 index remains 3.4% in the green so far this year and 10-year bond yields have fallen from the ...
Tariff exemption a sigh of relief: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 12 MAR 2018
Directly subjecting Australia to US President Donald Trump's proposed steel and aluminium tariffs would have been dire for the country's resources sector, according to more than half (63%) of respondents in Financial Standard 's weekly spot poll. Australia ...
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