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Chief economist update: Coronavirus cures climate change
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 MAR 2020
... stimulus package following the US$96 million package of emergency funds announced only three days earlier; the European Union plans to launch a €37 billion euro investment initiative, allow flexibility on budget deficits and use €1 billion ...
Chief economist update: The cure for Italy's tourism problem
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 MAR 2020
... solved! Then there's that bugbear of a budget deficit the new populist Italian government argued with the European Union about a little over a year ago. Brussels was worried that Italy's big spending promises would put its budget deficit to GDP ...
Chief economist update: UK is now Bailey's baby
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 FEB 2020
... orderly move, at the beginning of next year, to a deep free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union". "The most recent indicators suggest that global growth has stabilised, reflecting the partial easing of trade tensions and ...
Chief economist update: Brexit - the news that was
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020
... British members of the European Parliament" and by this time next year, the UK would be completely divorced from the European Union (EU) with, or without, a deal. For sure, the most favourable outcome would be to Brexit with a mutually-beneficial deal. ...
Chief economist update: Three cheers for Christmas
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 DEC 2019
... year. Next stop, Brexit. The three and half year uncertainty that is the United Kingdom's divorce from the European Union has become less uncertain following the Conservative Party's, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, thumping victory at the ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... has spoken. "My Government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on October 31," she has said. Whether her majesty will later come to regret mouthing these words - reportedly ghost written ...
Chief economist update: Germany in the budget's shadow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 SEP 2019
The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 gave birth to "non-conventional monetary policy" - where many developed country central banks lowered interest rates to zero/negative and/or engaged in quantitative easing. While these prevented the "Great Recession" ...
Chief economist update: The fear of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
... so forth, an event horizon if you will - most, if not all, of these scares thought of when Britain leaves the European Union could turn out just that, scares. Just like the Y2K bug, all involved are or have already made contingency plans for this event ...
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
... indications of slowing and even fears of a recession in the US - which accounts for 19% of total exports - and the European Union - which purchases 45.6% of the UK's total shipments. This could only worsen given latest speculations that Germany - ...
Impact investing under threat
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 16 JUL 2019
Advocates of impact investing are in fear for the future of the movement, issuing warnings about the dangers of impact-washing. A recent analysis of green themed funds around the globe found 85% make unsubstantiated and misleading impact-related claims ...
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