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Beige Book report delivers known knowns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 OCT 2017
... employers were having difficulty finding qualified workers, particularly in construction, transportation, skilled manufacturing, and some health care and service positions. These shortages were also restraining business growth." "Despite widespread labor ...
ANZ splits OnePath businesses, revamps life insurance team
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 17 OCT 2017
... space," she said. Commenting on the insurance business, George said: "ANZ is still committed to the strategy of not manufacturing insurance. So we need to look for alternatives for insurance. It may take some time." "Given that we are going to separate ...
ECB exit: 2018 or 2021?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 OCT 2017
... continued advances in the region's already strong PMI readings - composite (56.7 in September from 55.7 in August); manufacturing (58.1 from 57.4); services (55.8 from 54.7) - and more recently, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) sharp upgrade to ...
India's upside risks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 OCT 2017
... admitted that the introduction of the GST in July have had a negative impact on economic activity particularly, in the manufacturing sector. "This may further delay the revival of investment activity, which is already hampered by stressed balance sheets ...
Profit margin squeeze
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 OCT 2017
... be expanding at a slower rate but they're still expanding. The Australian Industry Group's (AiG) performance of manufacturing and services indices both slowed in September from August but remained above the 50 expansion/contraction line. The manufacturing ...
Expansion everywhere
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 OCT 2017
... scribbling to spook the bejeesus out of you ala Pennywise the clown of "It" fame. Au contraire, the quote refers to the manufacturing PMI survey releases showing that the world's biggest economies are all - not some - "floating" above 50. Yes Virginia ...
Divergent business confidence
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 SEP 2017
... lower (all else unchanged)..." Forward orders increased from three to four last month driven by a large increase in manufacturing orders that was offset by a sharp decline in retail orders. While trading and profitability dipped by one point each - to ...
SSGA fund divests tobacco and weapons
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 12 SEP 2017
... companies, 60% of which are US-listed and include Apple, Microsoft and Nestle. Companies specifically involved in manufacturing tobacco, cluster bombs, landmines, chemical and biological weapons, and depleted uranium weapons have been excluded. Established ...
Higher and higher
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 SEP 2017
... a decreased in income dropped to 7.8% from 9.5%. Not only is consumer sentiment going onwards and upwards, the manufacturing sector is too. The ISM manufacturing index rose to a reading of 58.8 in August from 56.3 in the previous month. This is better ...
Emerging markets need a rethink
ALEX BURKE  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 AUG 2017
... markets funds out there, most of them have the same stuff: they all own Samsung, they all own Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. And if you look at the index, China, South Korea and Taiwan make up almost 60% of the benchmark. The problem is ...
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