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Chief economist update: Bond sell bomb shell
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 JAN 2018
... its purchases of 10 to 25-year and 25 to 40-year JGBs by ¥10 billion each. And then, there's the European Central Bank (ECB) which is scheduled to halve its asset purchases from €60 billion to €30 billion starting this month. But if the ...
Same old same old from the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 DEC 2017
While the Fed lifted interest rates at its final meet for 2017, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) followed the others - ECB, BOE, SNB - in keeping the status quo this side of the New Year. And like the rest of 'em, it's optimistic over the Japanese economy's ...
Eurozone low-flation to 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 DEC 2017
... estimates of Eurozone HICP (harmonised index of consumer prices) inflation added credence to the European Central Bank's (ECB) most recent forward guidance indicating that euro area interest rates will remain on ice until at least the third quarter of ...
Expecting the expected
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 DEC 2017
... Fed, they see 2017's stronger growth-low inflation dynamics to spill over into 2018. As expected, the European Central Bank (ECB) kept monetary policy settings unchanged. The Eurosystem staff projects annual real GDP growth of 2.4% in 2017, 2.3% in 2018 ...
ECB schedules taper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 OCT 2017
The European Central Bank's (ECB) October monetary policy meeting ended financial market speculations over its QE exit strategy. ECB president Mario Draghi did what he telegraphed he would -- discuss QE unwind strategy in October - and offered something ...
ECB exit: 2018 or 2021?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2017
"If we manage to put the unconventional tools back into the box when the time comes, we will be able to claim that the ECB successfully achieved its objective. And in my view, this time has come. We need to discuss how to exit from our unconventional ...
Euro strength is a source of weakness
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 SEP 2017
... Central Bank president Mario Draghi's concern over the impact of the euro currency's appreciation, that is. Recall that the ECB had been conspicuous in its silence about the euro since its 20 July meeting, and in that time, Draghi only made a passing ...
ECB disengages from currency war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 AUG 2017
... dollar so far this year - more than the A$ (up 9.4%), the NZ$ (up 5.4%) and the rupee (5.9%). Yet, the European Central Bank (ECB) and its president Mario Draghi have so far been conspicuous in not voicing out their trepidation over the euro's sharp ...
Hawkish central banks? Not the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUL 2017
The release of the minutes of the Fed's and the ECB's June meetings have brought back financial market trepidation - sparked by last week's hawkish comments from central bank heads of the US, the Eurozone and the UK - that the end of cheap money is ...
Not so happy EOFY for the All Ords
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 JUL 2017
... April. While the core inflation rate picked up speed to 1.1% last month from 0.9% in May, it's still a long way from the ECB's 2.0% inflation target. Core inflation in Japan accelerated from 0.3% (year-on-year) in April but at 0.4% in May, it might as ...
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