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Chief economist update: The yen to dictate if BOJ turns words into action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 NOV 2019
... momentum toward achieving the price stability target will be lost." The BOJ's decision came hours after the US Federal Reserve cut the fed funds rate for a third time in October, following its July and September rate cuts. But instead of depreciating ...
Chief economist update: Fed pause could be a short one
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 NOV 2019
... by escalating trade protectionism and greater threats (and outright imposition) of more to follow. Uh-oh. US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell wouldn't be too happy with this new development. In his press conference - after the FOMC cut the fed ...
Is the A$ becoming a safe-haven currency?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 OCT 2019
... RBA's interest rate offensive isn't producing the same effect on the Australian dollar. More pointedly, the US Federal Reserve's rate cutting of its own is negating the RBA's efforts to push the Australian dollar down. The A$/exchange rate has appreciated ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... forward guiding monetary policy towards higher interest rates (albeit "gradual and limited") at a time when the US Federal Reserve has already cut rates twice (and is expected to do cut some more); the European Central Bank (ECB) has taken its deposit ...
Chief economist update: When QE is not QE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 OCT 2019
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck? It is not, according to the US Federal Reserve. On October 11, the Fed issued a press release explaining its plan to buy Treasury bills at "an initial pace of approximately $60 billion per ...
Chief economist update: The BOJ needs to run faster to stay in the running
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... it is necessary for maintaining that target in a stable manner". This, in spite of recent developments: The US Federal Reserve has just cut interest rates a second time just at its 17-18 September FOMC meeting just hours before and the European Central ...
Chief economist update: This is a job for the RBA (and the Treasury)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 SEP 2019
... we come! The Australian dollar's near half a cent drop to US$67.84 on the day immediately following the US Federal Reserve's announced a 25 bp cut in the fed funds rate underscores financial markets' conviction that the Reserve Bank of Australia ...
Chief economist update: Fed future move depends on dollar direction
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 SEP 2019
... Financial markets the world over would be in a sort of suspended animation as they await the conclusion of the US Federal Reserve's September FOMC meeting. This time, there's no "will they, won't they" question to be answered in regards to ...
Chief economist update: Jerome is in the Hole
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 AUG 2019
US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's in the Hole - the annual Jackson Hole symposium, that is. Out of or deeper into the (Jackson) hole? Powell's all too aware that he has to mind his Ps and Qs because his every word would be sliced ...
Chief economist update: Wheels of US recession in motion
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 AUG 2019
... that it has boomeranged to America: "And now 'tis far too huge to be blown out". All eyes and ears are on US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell's messaging at the Jackson Hole symposium on August 23. Will he? won't he? bend to Trump's ...
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