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Chief economist update: Cloudy 2020 vision for OECD
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 NOV 2019
... administration officials considering starting a new trade investigation into the EU as the window closes on imposing auto tariffs." This equals more uncertainty for business and with it, continued postponement of business investment. The risk of a further ...
The AUD is key
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 NOV 2019
... domestic economy. Australian exporters would find their wares more competitive in the world market (even with higher tariffs). Not only that, exporters would receive an extra boost from their US dollar - or euro or yen or pound or yuan) earnings when ...
Chief economist update: Are capital markets the next Sino-US battleground?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 SEP 2019
... scheduled for October 10-11. Deal or no deal news has dominated financial market trading since Trump first declared increased tariffs on steel and aluminium back in March 2018, followed by the trade war with China. Sure there were brief periods of peace ...
Chief economist update: Future path of fed funds rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 SEP 2019
... all reliant on Trump and his war on trade. With one stroke of his pen or a flip of his toupee, he could up the ante on tariffs, ensuring he gets the zero (even negative) interest rates - plus QE - he's been bugging Powell to implement.
Chief economist update: Foolish takeaway on US-China talks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 SEP 2019
... hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'" that a deal would be done and the planet would revert to pre-Trump's tariffs and China's (and other US trading partners') retaliation. But we've all seen this before. We've been fooled ...
Chief economist update: The fear of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
... trade across the border could be severely hampered. Manufacturers fret about the effect on just-in-time supply chains of tariffs and non-tariff barriers. Farmers and fishers are worried about duties on sheep, beef and fish exports. Service businesses ...
Chief economist update: What price Australian budget surplus?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 27 AUG 2019
... were compiled before it was made public on April 2 this year - a month (May 5) before Trump announced the lifting of tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10% to 25% starting the 10th of May, and a few months prior to the recent escalation ...
Chief economist update: Trump should read Frank
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 AUG 2019
... China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to China's Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States." Upping the ante on his trade war with China: "China should ...
Chief economist update: Wheels of US recession in motion
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 AUG 2019
... counting the days when (not if) monetary policy will be returned to normal. Then Trump had to say something stupid like "tariffs" in the name of "national security" and since March 2018, global insecurity has grown to the point that it has boomeranged ...
Chief economist update: Greater than the Great Recession of 2008
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
... effects ... but for Trump - and his vow to "Make America Great Again" by beggaring its neighbours by imposing increased tariffs on US imports. History shows that this is a lose-lose proposition. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act - enacted on 17 June 1930 (the ...
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