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Chief economist update: Steady as it was, steady it will be
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JAN 2020
It could have been because it happened at the same time that the coronavirus was making the headlines, or because financial markets widely expected it, or a bit of both, but the European Central Bank's (ECB) first Governing Council meeting for 2020 ...
Chief economist update: Stock rally heralds 2020 cheer
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 DEC 2019
... normalising monetary policy to cutting the fed funds rate this year while maintaining interest rate settings, the European Central Bank (ECB) embarked on TLTRO III and re-started QE, China boosted both monetary and fiscal policies, the Bank of England ...
Chief economist update: Changing to Lagarde
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 DEC 2019
As expected, the European Central Bank (ECB) kept monetary policy settings unchanged at its 12 December Governing Council meeting. "...the interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the ...
Chief economist update: Eurozone negative rates a failure?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 DEC 2019
... Samranvedhya is correct in her observation that: "Europe has been the epicentre of negative rates policy since the European Central Bank took rates below zero in 2015. Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland followed the ECB with negative rates policies to help ...
Chief economist update: Weaker yen strengthening Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 NOV 2019
Apart from underwriting improved growth in the Japanese economy, the yen's depreciation should help in the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) efforts to bring inflation up to its 2% target. Look ma, no hands! "Merkurisumasu, soshite, akemashite omedet?!" ...
Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
"Actions speak louder than words." That may 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 ...
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 ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... time when the US Federal Reserve has already cut rates twice (and is expected to do cut some more); the European Central Bank (ECB) has taken its deposit facility rate further into the negative and is re-starting QE in November; and, the Bank of Japan ...
Chief economist update: Time for a Keynes comeback
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 SEP 2019
... government to ditch its obsession with a budget surplus months ago. Likewise, the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, and our very own Reserve Bank of Australia, among others, have been calling on their "fiscal" counterparts ...
Chief economist update: The BOJ needs to run faster to stay in the running
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... just cut interest rates a second time just at its 17-18 September FOMC meeting just hours before and the European Central Bank (ECB) - when they met on the 12th of the same month - lowered the deposit rate by 10 bps to -0.50%; announced that it will ...
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