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Chief economist update: COVID with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021
... signatures of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles Michel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 30 December 2020 has dried, Britain's already battling a fresh outbreak of coronavirus infections. ...
Chief economist update: An extra mile for a deal
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 DEC 2020
... 'very far apart' on key issues" - level playing field, governance and fishing access. So much so that both UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned that the risk of a no-deal is more likely ...
Chief economist update: COVID-19 nightmare makes Brexit a dream
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUN 2020
... the same time, the FTSE-100 index cratered from a high of 7104.0 points pre-Brexit to 5534.0 points after then UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the Brexit referendum in February 2015. It had been a rough ride heading into Brexit. As well as ...
Chief economist update: Turns out Brexit was heaven
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 APR 2020
... sectors (53.9 from 50.0) improved substantially. That was before the coronavirus pandemic hit -- and infected even UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson - prompting the government (like most other governments around the world) to issue draconian social distancing ...
Chief economist update: The cheaper alternative
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 MAR 2020
... But unlike the UK, the Australian government is heading into an utter lockdown earlier than the Motherland. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced "draconian" social isolation measures only yesterday (March 24) at the same time that ScoMo's implementing ...
Chief economist update: Lock us down Scotty!
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 MAR 2020
... and increased demand - and Houston, we definitely have a growing problem. China's total lockdown worked. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now implemented his own version. Australia needs to nip the virus in the bud and lock us down before infections ...
Chief economist update: Brexit la la la
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 NOV 2019
... (December 13 in Australia) and from there, hopefully, the UK could Brexit once and for all on the 20 January 2020. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes that the elections would increase his party's majority, paving the way for Brexit to be done ...
Chief economist update: The fear of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
... itself." Yes Virginia, you know where I'm going with this. Brexit - the "no-deal" variety - is all but assured. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement suspending Parliament from September 11th to October 14th - when the Queen of England ...
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
... currency - it has fallen by 5.6% from its 2019 high, recorded a few days after Boris Johnson assumed office as UK Prime Minister on July 24. The only positive that could be inferred from the latest National Accounts is that it reinforces the BOE's ...
Chief economist update: Glass half-full or US recession on the way?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 MAY 2019
... describing Russia's intentions and interests when he made this now famous quote back in 1939 (before he became UK Prime Minister 1940-1945) but Churchill's words now resonate in the conundrum most major world central banks face - low (even multi-decade ...
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