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Chief economist update: The pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
... geo-political tensions - US versus China, Russia and Iran. It's also no secret that the S&P 500's valuation are stretched. Factset data shows it's now trading at a P/E (price-to-earnings) ratio of 22.6. This is way beyond its five-year (18.1 ...
Chief economist update: Japan to double down on stimulus?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
... that Japan "needs to double the nearly $700B already budgeted in extra spending to ensure a recovery from the pandemic" (Factset).
Chief economist update: Red metal turning red hot
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 FEB 2021
... (there is no alternative). However, the rise and rise in copper prices suggest better health and wealth going forward. Factset figures show copper prices surged to an eight-year high of US$8,292 per tonne this year to date - a 7.1% addition to the 25.8% ...
Chief economist update: Disappointing jobs results raise Biden's stimulus bid
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021
... determined to pass the stimulus package sans Republican Party support by using the budget reconciliation rules. As per Factset: "Deutsche Bank pointed out that a $1.9T package, rather than the $1T it (other sell-side firms similar) is modeling, would ...
Chief economist update: Virus now, inflation later
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 JAN 2021
... bond markets that saw the yield on 10-year US Treasuries more than double from 2020's low of 0.5% to 1.1%. Thanks to Factset, I don't have to reinvent the wheel: "Speaking at an event hosted by the Princeton University Bendheim Center for Finance ...
Chief economist update: Eurozone at risk of double-dip
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021
... Saturday, while German Chancellor Merkel said she was leaning toward a tougher lockdown, which could last until April," FactSet said. "Italian officials also strengthened mandates for virus curbs and eyed an easing won't occur until the spring. In ...
Chief economist update: An extra mile for a deal
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 DEC 2020
... that no-deal will cut next year's GDP by an additional 2%, on top of the costs from shifting to an FTA." In addition, Factset reports that: "A few commentators and articles highlighted that the financial services sector, the UK's largest services ...
Chief economist update: Confidence unlocks Australia's virtuous cycle
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 DEC 2020
... than the low recorded in April of this year and is the best reading in more than a decade (117 in October 2010 based on FactSet data). Business confidence is also on the rise. The NAB business confidence index jumped nine percentage points to a reading ...
Chief economist update: Japan's five minutes of sunshine
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 DEC 2020
... already been the first to be jabbed with the coronavirus vaccine but at this point supply remains limited. According to Factset: "Washington Post reported that Pfizer told the Trump administration it cannot provide substantial additional doses of its ...
Chief economist update: The virus, the vaccine and Trump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 NOV 2020
... Still, the US is up there among the 220 countries worldometer.info tracks daily and this is triggering policy responses. As Factset reports, the "surge in new coronavirus infections is driving a wave of fresh restrictions across the US. These include ...
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