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Chief economist update: The RBA's lullaby
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 AUG 2020
... individual expected it to. At the conclusion of its August 4 meeting, the board of the Australian central bank kept monetary policy settings unchanged - the official cash rate at a historic low of 0.25% and the target yield on three-year Australian government ...
Investment strategies need to change: GSFM
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 28 JUL 2020
... playing out in the global economy, and COVID-19 has intensely exacerbated uncertainty," Miller said. "However, monetary policy is exhausted and is no longer an appropriate tool to deal with these challenges. Fiscal policy will need to do the heavy lifting ...
Chief economist update: No Karens in China
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 JUL 2020
... masks. Let's see "Karen" try that in China. But I digress. China's cruel policy (along with fiscal and monetary policy stimulus measures) has already produced kind results. It has saved the economy from a technical recession - GDP growth rebounded ...
Chief economist update: Second wave comes to Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 JUL 2020
... months' deflation readings of minus 0.2% each. This allowed the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to take a breather, keeping its monetary policy settings and asset purchases unchanged at its July 15 meeting while at the same time providing an optimistic outlook ...
No such thing as a free lunch: Lowe
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JUL 2020
... government spending may be appropriate in some circumstances. Lowe said those circumstances include when conventional monetary policy has been exhausted, the central bank is falling short of its goals and, crucially, when public debt is high and the ...
Chief economist update: BOJ takes breather on stimulus sprint
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 JUL 2020
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) took a breather in July, keeping its monetary policy settings and asset purchases unchanged, promising that: "For the time being, the Bank will closely monitor the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will not hesitate ...
Chief economist update: The All Ords' ups, downs and ups
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 JUL 2020
... October) while at the same time, and along with other major world central banks, offering forward guidance that monetary policy would remain accommodative going forward. So much so, that the IMF forecasts global growth to rise from 2.9% in 2019 to 3.3% ...
Chief economist update: Japan on the mend but BOJ, Abe not taking any chances
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
... outlook, they're not leaving this to hope. While it kept interest rate settings unchanged at its 16 June monetary policy meeting, the BOJ increased the size of its lending packages to around US$1 trillion from May's US$700 billion. The Japanese ...
Profound uncertainty remains: IMF
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUN 2020
... Gopinath points to stronger policy responses during this crisis as a possible reason behind the divergence. "Monetary policy has become accommodative across the board, with unprecedented support from major central banks, and monetary easing in emerging ...
Chief economist update: The power of money (and a cure)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JUN 2020
... (assuming no second wave). Besides, Fed chair Jerome Powell and his merry men and women of the FOMC pledged to keep monetary policy accommodative "until it is confident that the economy has weathered recent events and is on track to achieve its maximum ...
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