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Chief economist update: A good problem to have?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 APR 2019
If not for the "bubble" - yes, bubble - that's blowing into the equity market, the US Federal Reserve's problem of continued strong growth and below-target inflation is a good problem to have. This is underscored by the latest stat updates that ...

Future Fund crosses $150 billion

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2019
... its set target. "The last quarter showed strong returns in public equity markets, no doubt influenced by the US Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates and easing US-China trade tensions," Future Fund chair Peter Costello said. "The Future ...

Chief economist update: Be fearful when indicators show no fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
... economy, the external force is the counter-measures by the world's central banks and fiscal authorities. The US Federal Reserve started reversal proceedings by announcing a pause in its quest to bring monetary policy back to normality, punctuated ...

Chief economist update: The Fed has hit neutral

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 FEB 2019
The widely-anticipated market moving event this week - US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's semi-annual testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the US Senate - turned out to be a bummer. We've seen this ...

Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 JAN 2019
... (maybe) or none (more likely). That's the genealogy of the number of interest rate hikes expected of the US Federal Reserve this year - a quick downshift from two 25 basis point increases in the fed funds rate the US central bank officials predicted ...

Labour and housing drive rate sentiment

KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 29 JAN 2019
As the Reserve Bank of Australia holds the cash rate at 1.5%, economic conversations are moving from a rise to a cut. AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver earlier this month said the RBA could cut to 1% by the end of 2019, with the first rate cut ...

Industry Super Australia forecasts a rate cut

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 24 JAN 2019
... four factors: China's slowdown, Sydney and Melbourne's falling house prices and consumer sentiment, and the US Federal Reserve's reaction amid global trade concerns. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is currently below the RBA's target of the 2-3% range ...

Xinja funds platform for growth

OSKAH DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JAN 2019
... when the next raise would be," he said. In October 2018, Xinja announced Brett King, former White House and US Federal Reserve adviser under President Barack Obama, had joined the Xinja board as a permanent adviser.

Fed's pause becomes the ECB's problem

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 JAN 2019
"Patient and flexible". These are the two words the US Federal Reserve has us mulling over with regards to the conduct of its monetary policy over the course of 2019. How patient and flexible? The CME FedWatch Tool puts the probability of the fed funds ...

Why the RBA has reason to cut rates in 2019

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JAN 2019
... continued drop in property prices could force the RBA to defy consensus and cut rates. First, some global context. US Federal Reserve has hinted that it will be more dovish with regards to monetary policy from gradual and gentle rate hikes to using "...all ...