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Chief economist update: Annus horribilis with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
... straight quarter in June 1992 and the pound sterling was forced out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) on the 16th of September of the same year - sending the British currency crashing by 18.2% and making George Soros tons of money for betting against ...
Chief economist update: How deep the global recession?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 APR 2020
... ago, the institution downgraded its 2009 growth forecast from 3.9% (in July 2008 before Lehmann Bros collapse in September of the same year) in succession all the way to a global GDP contraction of 1.4% in July 2009. As late as October 2009, the IMF ...
Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... easing (QQE) with negative interest rates (in January 2016) and expanded further to "with yield curve control" in September of the same year. Since then, it's let its mouth do the policy adjusting - or in the vernacular, verbal intervention. It did ...
Chief economist update: RBA holds but for how long?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 NOV 2019
... trend deceleration in annual retail sales growth from a peak of 6.2% in 2014 to 2.2% by August 2017 and 1.6% in September of the same year. And that was before the trade war and the slowdown in global growth momentum, among others. Two and a bit years ...
Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... expanded to "with yield curve control". The BOJ's target rate had been negative 0.1% since January 2016 and in September of the same year, the BOJ announced: "The Bank will purchase Japanese government bonds (JGBs) so that 10-year JGB yields will ...
Chief economist update: China's slowing fast
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 OCT 2018
... other economic data are pointing to further weakness. Industrial production growth slowed to 5.8% year-on-year in September of 2018 - the weakest reading since February 2016 - from 6.1% in August. China's fixed-asset investment increased by 5.4% ...
Chief economist update: Wall Street wails on inflation indications
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 5 FEB 2018
... wages also grew at their fastest rate since 2009 in February but slowed over the next three months, the same in September of the same year. But this time maybe different. Stronger household consumption and consumer confidence would certainly make it ...
The darling buds of inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2018
... three-month moving average in core retail spending sped up to 5.7% (year-on-year) in December 2017 from 4.2% in September of the same year. Retail spending would gain further impetus if the latest upward trend in core consumer price inflation gathers ...
Dovish Fed, hawkish BOC
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUL 2017
... the events of 2010 when it raised interest rates when it raised interest rates by 25 bps each in June, July and September of that year from 0.25% to 1%. After a lag, headline inflation was brought back down from a high of 3.7% in May 2011 to a low of ...
McMillin exits TWUSuper again
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 31 OCT 2016
... first resigned from the position in January of 2013, succeeded by Debora Jackson. He then returned to the role in September of 2015, taking over from Paul Sayer. This is the second time Sandy has acted as interim chief executive, having also done so ...
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