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Chief economist update: The hazard of being a safe haven
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 AUG 2019
... index). The ¥/US$ exchange rate is up 2.8% this year to date. The negative correlation between the Japanese yen and the Nikkei-225 index makes the 4.8% drop in the Japan's benchmark equity market index hardly surprising - one that has taken down ...
Chief economist update: Surveys back All Ords climb
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 JUN 2019
... it's returned only 17.5% over the same period. The Euro Stoxx-50 index is up 15.8%; the FTSE-100 gained 10% and the Nikkei-225 index rose by a mere 6.2%. Aside from the optimism brought on by the (near) bull market in Australian equities, recent ...
Chief economist update: Devilish details
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAY 2019
... expanded by 0.8% from 0.2% in the year to December 2018 and 0.1% in the September 2018 quarter. It was so good that the Nikkei-225 index closed 0.9% higher on the day the GDP numbers were released. But is it? As always, the devil is in the details and ...
Chief economist update: Countdown to T-day
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2019
... S&P 500 remains 14.5% higher since the start of 2019; the Euro Stoxx-50 is up 11.6%; the FTSE-100 is 7.1% higher; the Nikkei-225's 6.9% in the black; the S&P/ASX 200 index is still 11.8% on the up; and China's CSE 300 index remains close to a ...
Chief economist update: The tweet that reignited the trade war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 MAY 2019
... China's CSE 300 index with all others in-between caught in the crossfire. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.9% and the Nikkei-225 index gave up only 0.2% - but the accompanying yen appreciation (due to safe-haven purchases), if it persists, would negate ...
Chief economist update: Woe to the world
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 MAR 2019
... index is up 12.6% this year to date; the Stoxx-50 index is up 12.8%; the All Ords is up 9.7%; the FTSE-100 is up 7.4%; the Nikkei-225 is up 7.2% and China's Shanghai composite index is up 21.2%. "Bond yields have been falling: US 10-year Treasury ...
Chief economist update: Be fearful when indicators show no fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 MAR 2019
... index is up 12.6% this year to date; the Stoxx-50 index is up 12.8%; the All Ords is up 9.7%; the FTSE-100 is up 7.4%; the Nikkei-225 is up 7.2% and China's Shanghai composite index is up 21.2%. This makes perfect sense, especially given bond yields ...
Chief economist update: The curse of Japan's consumption tax hike
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 JAN 2019
... above the target in a stable manner."" This is because of the negative consequences - the Japanese yen appreciated, the Nikkei-225 index fell, and the yield on 10-year JGBs rose - these speculations ignited and their impact on Japan's economic growth ...
Chief economist update: BOJ on a steady
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 OCT 2018
... become a little bit more challenging for the Japanese central bank since its last meet on September 19. That time, the Nikkei-225 index was up by 4.9% (year-to-date) and the yen has weakened by 0.4% versus the greenback. The benchmark index has dropped ...
Chief economist update: US bond yield jump made FTSE slump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 OCT 2018
... counterparts, dropping by 1.2%. This compares with losses of: 0.9% for the S&P 500; 1.1% for the Euro Stoxx 50 and 0.6% for the Nikkei 225. This could be because the jump in US bond yields would hasten the BOE's rate hikes. Not least because of bank's ...
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