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Chief economist update: How low will Lowe go?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 15 NOV 2019
RBA rate cut expectations strengthened after the release of worse-than-expected Australian labour market report. Duh! If financial markets were waiting for the jobs report to raise the odds of another Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate reduction ...
Chief economist update: The A$ will answer the question of how much more
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 NOV 2019
When the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) met and decided to keep the official cash rate unchanged at 0.75% on November 5, Governor Philip Lowe issued this optimistic statement: "After a soft patch in the second half of last year, a gentle turning point ...
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
"I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world." - Louis Armstong It could only be because I got up on the right side of the bed this morning and/or the sun is shining after several ...
Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... be so but it appears that this generally accepted truism does not apply to the Bank of Japan (BOJ). The Japanese central bank has kept monetary on hold since it introduced quantitative and qualitative easing (QQE) with negative interest rates (in January ...
Chief economist update: RBA holds but for how long?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 NOV 2019
Of course, he'll say that! "After a soft patch in the second half of last year, a gentle turning point appears to have been reached. The central scenario is for the Australian economy to grow by around 21/4 per cent this year and then for growth ...
Chief economist update: Weak household consumption now a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 NOV 2019
The race that stops the nation - the Melbourne Cup - is upon us. There'll be a lotta betting and hopin' and wishin' and prayin' for a chosen steed to make it past the finish line in first place. Cross Counter is the odds-on favourite ...
Chief economist update: RBA rate cut outlook
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2019
No RBA rate cut on race day, no more rate cuts ... ever! The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest update on the country's consumer price inflation has changed market expectations with regards to how low the Reserve Bank of Australia ...
Chief economist update: Arrivederci Signor Draghi
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 OCT 2019
Super "whatever it takes" Mario Draghi's final outing as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) came and went without much fanfare. The ECB kept monetary policy settings unchanged at its October 24 meeting. This is to be expected after it ...
China backs blockchain, Bitcoin soars
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 29 OCT 2019
... Agency. The comments come after China banned all cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings in 2017, with the nations' central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBOC), working on its own digital currency. The sharp rise in bitcoin saw its value jump to ...
Chief economist update: Beam us up Scotty
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 OCT 2019
... Melbourne Cup Day, 5 November. But it will happen - perhaps down to negative and up to the point where the Australian central bank is forced into quantitative easing and print Australian dollars. This is because latest survey data disprove Reserve Bank ...
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