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Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... at 1.7% in the year to August; core at 1.5% - it remains closer to target compared with the ECB (0.9%), BOJ (0.3%) and the Fed (1.4% - PCE price index). The weaker sterling exchange rate has helped. So too has the record low unemployment rate - 3.8% ...
Chief economist update: When QE is not QE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 OCT 2019
... walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck? It is not, according to the US Federal Reserve. On October 11, the Fed issued a press release explaining its plan to buy Treasury bills at "an initial pace of approximately $60 billion per month ...
Volcker Rule tweak gets green light
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 10 OCT 2019
... Exchange Commission. The Volcker Rule is the section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, 2010 named after former Fed chair Paul Volcker who proposed the restrictions on speculative trading by big banks as a part of Barrack Obama's economic ...
Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 4 OCT 2019
... Nasdaq up 1.1%; and Russell 2000 up 0.5%. Bad, bad news is good news! This is because it heightened speculations of more Fed rate cuts. The CME FedWatch Tool put the probability that the Fed funds rate would fall from the current 1.75%-2% to 1.5%-1.75% ...
Chief economist update: US recession on the cards
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 OCT 2019
... yield curve appears to have faded over the past few weeks, the yield curve has remained inverted, justifying views that the Fed's rate cuts in July and September weren't enough and expectations that it would cut by another 25 basis points at ...
ASIC casts doubt over Dollarmites
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 1 OCT 2019
... reason 46% of Australians open their first bank account with CBA. "We've heard from parents across the country who are fed up with their children being targeted as future customers," Brown added. Responding to Choice's criticism, a spokesperson for ...
Chief economist update: This is a job for the RBA (and the Treasury)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 SEP 2019
... near half a cent drop to US$67.84 on the day immediately following the US Federal Reserve's announced a 25 bp cut in the fed funds rate underscores financial markets' conviction that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut interest rates ...
Chief economist update: Future path of fed funds rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 SEP 2019
Two down, none to go! There was division at the Fed - one official wanted a 50 bps rate cut; two wanted the target rate maintained - but after all was said and done, they were outvoted by the majority of seven (led by Fed chair Powell) which didn't ...
Chief economist update: Fed future move depends on dollar direction
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 SEP 2019
... they, won't they" question to be answered in regards to another cut (after July's 25 basis point reduction) in the Fed funds rate - currently at 2%-2.25%. Every man and his dog is already positioned for this eventuality. The CME FedWatch Tool ...
Chief economist update: Fed has Trump's trade war number
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 SEP 2019
... it's you! Yes Virginia, you, I and Irene are very well aware of US president Donald J. Trump's Twitter attacks on the Fed. The last, most significant one was right after US Federal chair Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson Hole: Trump let loose ...
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