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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
... in 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 ...
Australian end of financial year sale
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 JUN 2017
... lower than the 2.44% rate at the start of 2017 and the high of 2.63% recorded in March. Then there was Super Mario of the ECB whose comment that, "deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones", were interpreted at hinting that normalisation ...
Expansions maintained despite dashed expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 JUN 2017
... in the first quarter to 0.7%." But unlike the US, the latest survey shows easing inflation in the region - justifying the ECB's concern. "Despite signs of capacity being strained, average prices charged for goods and services rose at the slowest rate ...
Good oil, bad oil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUN 2017
... in oil prices persist, central banks will have a problem (an inflation problem) - supporting the European Central Bank's (ECB) concern over the durability and sustainability of accelerating growth in consumer prices while at the same time putting a question ...
Eurozone gaining momentum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2017
... macro dynamics in the US economy. No surprises too that financial markets are speculating that the European Central Bank (ECB) would follow suit...and soon. After all the Eurozone economy's gaining momentum. GDP growth accelerated to 1.9% in the year ...
Central Banks fail to disappoint
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUN 2017
... markets. Not that anyone has to be reminded about this truism of course. The world's four major central banks - the Fed, the ECB, the BOJ and the BOE - and the RBA met over the past forthnight and not a single one failed market expectations. Perhaps ...
Cloudy skies in the land of the rising sun
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017
... thinking about how to handle a withdrawal from monetary stimulus" makes no sense. For sure, the BOJ, like the Fed and the ECB and most other central banks engaged in non-conventional policies, wants to get their monetary policy settings back to normal. ...
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