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Chief economist update: This is a job for the RBA (and the Treasury)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 SEP 2019
... rates to zero (even negative) and even embark on QE, but the general uncertainty emanating from the global slowdown, due to Trump's trade war, are and would make Australian businesses hesitant to increase investment in building and structures and ...
Chief economist update: Future path of fed funds rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 SEP 2019
... are going to be highly data-dependent ... We are not on a pre-set course." And this, ladies and gents, are 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 ...
Chief economist update: Plenty of oil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 SEP 2019
... in the Middle East. While Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed it was them, the US points its finger on Iran with president Trump tweeting the day after that the US is "locked and loaded depending on verification..." The slowing global economy certainly ...
Chief economist update: Whatever it takes, however long it takes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 SEP 2019
... not only "whatever it takes" but "however long it takes". If you want to know how long, it's as long as US President Trump admits that it's him (and his war on trade) not his neighbours that's generating this downdraft and counter-cyclical ...
Chief economist update: Fed has Trump's trade war number
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 SEP 2019
It's not me, it's you! Yes Virginia, you, I and Irene are very well aware of US president Donald J. Trump's Twitter attacks on the Fed. The last, most significant one was right after US Federal chair Jerome Powell's speech at Jackson ...
Chief economist update: Foolish takeaway on US-China talks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 SEP 2019
... "wishin' and 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 ...
Values trump value for retail investors
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 5 SEP 2019
Values are driving the decision-making of Australian retail investors, according to KPMG. Latest findings from the global consultancy's research arm KPMG Acuity show Australian retail investors are more concerned about values than perhaps was previously ...
Chief economist update: What price Australian budget surplus?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 27 AUG 2019
... recession. To be fair, the Budget Papers 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 ...
Chief economist update: Trump should read Frank
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 AUG 2019
... repetition of the Fed's recent mantra that it "will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion"? Nah, not according to Trump's tweet on August 23 where @realDonaldTrump joked (or really believed it?): "The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the ...
Chief economist update: Jerome is in the Hole
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 AUG 2019
... biggest test since he assumed the Fed chairmanship since February 2018 - nominated by no less than US President Donald Trump himself. Two things are certain. One, Jerome would be careful not to disappoint financial markets that are expecting another ...
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