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Keep COVID-19 in perspective: Panel

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021
... best defence in foreign policy," she said. Cantrill theorised that in light of the geopolitical tensions, US President Joe Biden is looking inwards - believing that a stronger, more prosperous US is the best defence against rising trade tensions. And ...

Chief economist update: Not yet time to make a change

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 APR 2021
"It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it easy..." - Cat Stevens This is the US Federal Reserve's message to the markets at the conclusion of its April FOMC meeting in its efforts to calm concerns over rising inflation expectations ...

Chief economist: Of capital gains taxes, COVID-19 and climate change

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 APR 2021
... lingering surge in COVID-19 infections, and there's climate change. Take your pick. Bloomberg reports that: "President Joe Biden will propose almost doubling the capital gains tax rate for wealthy individuals to 39.6% (from 20%)... For those earning ...

Chief economist update: The pause that refreshes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 APR 2021
The music has stopped, should we cease dancing? Two consecutive days of losses on Wall Street is a very long time in financial markets so much so that "pundits struggle to explain stocks stumble", according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR). ...

S&P rejigs index as BlackRock ETF grows

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
... March 10, called the VanEck Vectors Global Clean Energy ETF (ASX: CLNE) as it saw investor interest from US President Joe Biden's infrastructure package. CLNE was only $25 million in total assets as of yesterday. Given the smaller size of the ETF, VanEck ...

Chief economist update: The do-nothing Fed

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021
Ho-hum. So much for speculations over the Fed's thoughts and actions, Powell and Co. did what financial markets expected - nothing - at their 16-17 March FOMC meeting. "The Committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at ...

US upbeat on stimulus, vaccination

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
... the coronavirus-induced recession. In the meantime, however, the US$1.9 trillion stimulus plan proposed by President Joe Biden in February will have a critical role to play. Spence told Financial Standard 's annual Chief Economists Forum via video link ...

VanEck readies new ETF

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
... structural shift that has the potential to transform industries, society and the world." Newly elected US president Joe Biden recently turned the spotlight on the Paris climate agreement, to which the US has re-committed. Biden has promised to spend ...

Aussie super funds and Biden's US infra push

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 12 FEB 2021
... that the largest capital market in the world is ramping up investments in infrastructure under newly elected President Joe Biden. Sinodinos told the recent Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) conference that super funds will be able ...

Chief economist update: Disappointing jobs results raise Biden's stimulus bid

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021
... of employment in America couldn't have come at a more opportune time - the time when fresh president of the US, Joe Biden, is bidding the Congress to pass his US$1.9 trillion stimulus package. The BLS reports that the economy added 49,000 jobs in ...
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