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Economic recap: Week to October 29

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 NOV 2021
... comparison with the strong positive returns from the all ordinaries index (+11.5%), the S&P 500 index (+22.6%), or even the Nikkei-225 index's small 5.3% return over the same period. Financial market expectations that the RBNZ would again lift interest ...

Chief economist update: Nikkei not so fine

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 FEB 2021
"Oh Nikkei, you're so fine You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Nikkei..." My apologies to Toni Basil for re-wording the lyrics to her 1981 hit "Mickey", but anyone watching the rise and rise of the Nikkei-225 index will understand. The Japanese ...

Chief economist update: China on my mind

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 JAN 2021
... 0.7%. Nothing to write home to mother about, especially compared with the 16.3% and 16.0% surge in the S&P 500 and the Nikkei-225, respectively, over the same period. However, the local bourse's performance when looked at in the context of the coronavirus ...

Chief economist update: COVID with a vengeance

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021
... underperformed its peers, dropping by 14.3% in 2020. This compares with gains of 16.3% and 16.0% in the S&P 500 and the Nikkei-225 index, respectively and the Euro Stoxx-50's 5.1% loss over the year. Whether or not the FTSE-100 rebounds or sinks ...

Chief economist update: No pandemic on Wall Street

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 JAN 2021
... in the black for the calendar year 2020, outperforming the Stoxx-50 index (-5.1%), the FTSE-100 index (-14.3%), and the Nikkei-225 index (+16.0%) - more than double its average annual return from 1956 to 2019 of around 8% Even more spectacular is the ...

Chief economist update: Japan's third wave

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 NOV 2020
... investment". It couldn't come soon enough. For despite rebounding from multi-year lows in recent months, the Markit/Nikkei PMI surveys show that private sector activity in the country remains in contraction - the composite and services PMI since ...

Chief economist update: Good or bad news is good Wall Street news

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
... - miles ahead compared with the sharp losses of 15.1% in the Euro Stoxx-50 index and 23.4% in the FTSE-100, or even the Nikkei-225's almost flat (-0.1%) performance. Not to mention (but I have to), the Nasdaq composite index's 28.4% surged so ...

Chief economist update: Get shorty

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2020
... stronger growth has pushed the Shanghai Composite index up by 10.1% this year to date - outperforming the S&P 500 (9.4%); the Nikkei-225 (-0.4%); the Stoxx-50 (-11.9%); the FTSE-100 (-20.4%); and the All ordinaries index (6.8%). China's debt market ...

Chief economist update: Yoshihide and the yen

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
... confidence in his leadership will make prime minister Suga's task of reviving the economy easier. According to Factset, "Nikkei/TV Tokyo opinion poll showed support for PM Suga's cabinet at 74%, the third-highest for any cabinet on debut. This ...

Chief economist update: Japan reopens for business

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAY 2020
... turned into deflation of 0.1% in April. Abe's lifting of the state of emergency has had immediate positive effects. The Nikkei-225 index rose by 1.7% on the day to 20,741.65 points - a whopping 25.3% rally from the 2020 low recorded on March 19 and ...
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