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Opportunities in fixed interest during crisis
ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 7 APR 2020
... US-style spreads into our portfolios by buying names that we know the Fed, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank (ECB) are going to be buying." It has also been buying "high quality corporates" such as McDonalds, Coles and Apple. Despite ...
Chief economist update: Different contagion, same fiscal policy divide
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 APR 2020
... the Euro Stoxx-50 has dropped by 28.9%, giving up all its 2019 gains (24.8%), and then some. While the European Central Bank (ECB) has kept policy interest rates unchanged to date, it has announced several accommodative policy measures, including increased ...
Chief economist update: Great Scott! Mighty Mo to the rescue
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
... would have described him as 'super', but I've already used that moniker in reference to former European Central Bank (ECB) president Marion Draghi when he did "whatever it took" to save the splintering of the single currency region from splintering ...
Chief economist update: The corona crash of 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAR 2020
... £30 billion (US$58.4 billion). Although it kept interest rates unchanged at its March meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) expanded its asset purchases by €120B until end-2020, as well as announcing "more favorable TLTRO terms from June ...
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 ...
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