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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
... 40 year paper by Â¥10B ($88.39 million) each, from its previous operations, to Â¥190B and Â¥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 ...

Chief economist update: Buy the dip or sell the rallies?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 NOV 2018
This from the morning Factset 'Top Stories' feed: Why are stocks lower? Weakness in US equities follows big bounce over last couple of weeks in the wake of October selloff. iPhone demand concerns weighing heavily on AAPL-US, supply chain names ...

Chief economist update: Fear and loathing on Wall Street

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 OCT 2018
... inflation. That's good. But what's concerning is that the Fed's actions are also beginning to impact on growth. Factset reports that US new home sales fell 5.5% to a 553,000 - the biggest decline since December 2016. On top of this August ...

Chief economist update: Betting on down rather than up?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 AUG 2018
... Monetary Policy Statement: "The decline in GDP growth over the past year suggests momentum in the economy may have eased." Factset data shows that New Zealand's annual GDP growth rate has slowed from 4.8% in the March 2016 quarter to just 2.9%% in ...

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

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 JUL 2018
... him that) on his stance or what would be more palatable, Trump has forced its trading partners into a deal. According to Factset, "White House advisor Larry Kudlow announced that while "talks with China has stalled... sources suggest elements elsewhere ...

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 ...

Chief economist update: "Quitaly"

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY 2018
... also an emerging problem in Spain but, at this point, it's still early to call for a "Madriddance". The reason, as Factset put it succinctly: "Italian president Matterella rejected populist finance minister choice and called on former IMF official ...

Chief economist update: Not as good as it gets

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 APR 2018
... are up 55 bps to 2.96% and the US dollar index is 0.8% lower to a reading of 91.51, but is heading higher. Despite this, Factset reports that with half of the S&P 500 companies that has reported first quarter earnings results, "...the blended growth ...