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Economic recap: Week to October 15

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 OCT 2021
"...participants generally assessed that, provided that the economic recovery remained broadly on track, a gradual tapering process that concluded around the middle of next year would likely be appropriate. Participants noted that if a decision to begin ...

Economic recap: Week to October 8

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 OCT 2021
... 1950s. The same could be observed across many, if not most, global economies. So much so that, not only the US Federal Reserve, but most major world central banks have been hard at work trying to get measured inflation up to their targets. The covid-19 ...

Economic recap: Week to September 24

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 SEP 2021
Financial markets have been on edge ever since they got the first whiff of "taper" in the air. This started when the minutes of the US Federal Reserve's April 27-28 FOMC meeting revealed that: "A number of participants suggested that if the economy ...

Economic recap: Week to September 10

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
... year." That's about as clear as any central banker could put it. This is also a clear departure from former US Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan's double talk. Recall his words way back when: "I know that you believe you understand what you ...

Economic recap: Week to August 27

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 AUG 2021
... resort in Wyoming had, after all, been the staging ground for some momentous monetary policy shifts by the US Federal Reserve. Only last - when the war against the pandemic began - the Fed announced a change in its monetary policy strategy at the same ...

Chief economist update: The devil's in the headline US payrolls number details

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 8 JUN 2021
... closed on the up and up as inflation expectations in Uncle Sam's county eased, calming concerns that the US Federal Reserve would reduce its policy accommodation in the very near future. The day was June 4 - the day the US Bureau of Labor Statistics ...

Chief economist update: Be afraid of inflation expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 14 MAY 2021
US Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis president James Bullard's recent virtual presentation provided a timely venue for the Fed to push back on inflation fears that drove equity markets down a day before. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' ...

Chief economist update: Inflation scare

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
... highest since March this year) and the US dollar index rose by 0.7% to 90.8. The fear du' jour is that the US Federal Reserve might start withdrawing policy accommodation sooner than its peddling, sparked by resurgent concerns over inflation. The ...

Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
... that considerable slack remains in the economy and, therefore, little upward pressure on inflation. Ergo, the US Federal Reserve will continue to keep monetary policy settings highly accommodative as would fiscal policy. However, there are reports that ...

Chief economist update: The Fed and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 MAY 2021
... comes Robert Steven Kaplan -- president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. While the US Federal Reserve was waxing optimistic on the outlook for the general economy at the conclusion of its 27-28 monetary policy deliberations ...
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