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Chief economist update: It's Christmas time in the city
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 DEC 2019
"Oh the weather outside is frightful..." While a "phase one" deal between the US and China appears to be close (again), it's still prudent not to write-off the possibility of a re-escalation in the tariff wars given Trump's recent targeting ...
Chief economist update: The Grinch steals Christmas
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 DEC 2019
... aluminium imports from Argentina and Brazil, considering imposing 100% tariffs on French products; and, suggesting that the US-China deal could wait until after the 2020 elections - meaning that the proposed 15% tariff on US$160 billion worth of Chinese ...
China still positive despite unrest
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 3 DEC 2019
... strange tug-o-war occurring in Asia at the moment. On the one hand every man and his dog is trying to tap into the wonders of China as an emerging market, and on the other there is mayhem as one of the nation's major financial hubs suffers as protests ...
Chief economist update: Bah humbug
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 DEC 2019
... rally in equity markets made it appear that Santa Claus has already come to town - aided by underlying optimism over a US-China "phase one" deal (despite some stumbling blocks) and accompanied by the recent improvement in world manufacturing activity. ...
Chief economist update: Chinese green shoots?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 DEC 2019
It might be a mere 0.2 point above the line but it was indication enough that China's manufacturing sector has stopped contracting. The official National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) China manufacturing PMI increased to a reading of 50.2 in November ...
Chief economist update: Lower rates still fail to animate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019
... general economy. However, given the prevailing sense of uncertainty in the global economy (despite recent optimism over a US-China trade deal and indications of a bottoming in global manufacturing activity) and the persistent weakness in household spending ...
Chief economist update: Weaker yen strengthening Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 NOV 2019
... the continued depreciation of the yen which, in turn, is thanks to optimism over the "phase one" deal between the US and China and indications from the Markit PMI surveys that the contraction in global manufacturing activity has bottomed. As such, the ...
Chief economist update: As low as Lowe will go
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 NOV 2019
... lowered to 0.25%? The overriding answer, of course, is it depends. It depends on how the US trade war - primarily with China - goes, the US-Australia interest rate differential (which largely determines the whether the AUD$ exchange rate appreciates ...
Chief economist update: US consumer power
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 NOV 2019
The US-China trade deal/no trade deal seesaw continues to drive the markets' daily ups and downs. But behind these day-to-day swings is the rise and rise on Wall Street - to new record highs. To be sure, the third quarter reporting season was nothing ...
Chief economist update: Cloudy 2020 vision for OECD
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 NOV 2019
... policy restrictions, continued uncertainty about Brexit, a failure of policy stimulus to prevent a sharper slowdown in China, and financial vulnerabilities from the tensions between slowing growth, high corporate debt and deteriorating credit quality." ...
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