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Chief economist update: UK's winter of discontent
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
... year's hottest day after easing of coronavirus measures" (abc.net.au, May 21) "Lockdown? What Lockdown? Heat Wave Brings Britons Out in Droves" (New York Times, June 26) "European heatwave sends thousands flocking to beaches despite social-distancing ...
Chief economist update: COVID-19 nightmare makes Brexit a dream
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUN 2020
June 23 marks the fourth year anniversary of Brexit - the day a referendum was held (and Britons voted in favour of) the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU). The uncertainty (horror) of it all sent Sterling's effective exchange rate diving ...
Chief economist update: The cheaper alternative
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 MAR 2020
... UK's national output. To limited avail. But Johnson's draconian - by western standards - shutdown regulations gave Britons hope. So much so that, according to the latest YouGov poll, Boris' net approval rating jumped to +20 in March from ...
Chief economist update: Brexit la la la
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 NOV 2019
... It won't be over till it's over. Yes Virginia, the uncertainty that is Brexit festers on, pushed further until Britons have cast their vote at (yet another) general election to be held on 12 December (December 13 in Australia) and from there ...
Where's the Brexit-induced recession?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 SEP 2016
... that into 10 out of five. There was no shortage of "the sky is falling" warnings before and immediately after 51.9% of Britons elected to exit the European Union om 23 June. You name 'em, you got 'em -- heads of states, heads of central banks, international ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 AUG 2016
... rate going forward. However, July data for claimant count unemployment provides a slightly positive offset. The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefits dropped by 8.6K in July more than reversing the 0.9K increase in the previous month. This ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 JUL 2016
... which had soared even higher following Brexit. UK GDP With the Brexit uncertainty casting a pall over the UK economy, Britons could do with some good news. The final estimate UK GDP showed the economy expanded by 2.0% in the year to the first quarter ...
Britons vote 'Adieu EU'
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 JUN 2016
... among others, destabilisation in the financial markets, political and economic uncertainty, contagion and recession - Britons elected to exit the European Union (51.9% to 48.1%) on 23 June 2016. The fallout was immediate: a�c The British pound dropped ...
Parting could be such sweet sorrow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 JUN 2016
... Brussels every week. That is why it is safer to vote leave." A more simplistic but perhaps a more convincing argument that Britons can relate to is this quote from former London Mayor Boris Johnson: "The more the EU does, the less room there is for national ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAY 2016
... uncertainty is weighing down investment with the BOE even warning of risks to the economy - short term recession - if Britons vote to exit from the European Union on 23 June.
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