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Chief economist update: Are capital markets the next Sino-US battleground?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 SEP 2019
... according to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, with at least 11 of them being state-owned." However, US Treasury spokeswoman Monica Crowley denied all these, saying: "The administration is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies ...
Adviser cops 262 month jail sentence
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 6 SEP 2019
... himself as a Harvard educated investment adviser and convinced his wife and father-in-law to invest conservatively in US Treasury Bills. He also convinced his own father to invest via his used car warranty company and took money from customers of the ...
Chief economist update: US recession a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2019
... probability of a recession a year from now at 35.4%, taking its cue from the negative 4bps differential between the 10-year US Treasury bond yield and the three-month bill. This is lower than the 37.8% recession probability in June when the spread was ...
Chief economist update: Fed cut and Trump's war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 5 AUG 2019
... 1.2%; the Nasdaq composite index lost 1.2%; and Russell 2000 index closed 0.7% lower. Bond yields dropped. Ten-year US Treasury bond yields fell from 2.06% to 2.02% - they were 2.66% at the start of 2019 and reached a high of 2.78% in January. They've ...
Chief economist update: A tariff for a tariff
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2019
... markets dropped. The S&P 500 index and the Dow closed 2.4% lower with the Nasdaq diving by 3.4% overnight. Ten-year US Treasury bond yields declined by 5 bps to 2.4% - its lowest level since March. The VIX index (the fear gauge) jumped by 28.1% to a ...
Former ambassador assesses US-China trade deal
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 7 FEB 2019
... pegged reducing the chronic trade deficit as one of the key points for negotiating a new trade deal with China. The US Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin is due to visit Beijing next week to negotiate, as the clock ticks on the US's Chinese imports ...
Chief economist update: Bull markets don't die of old age
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 OCT 2018
... Fed's actions. This is underscored by the renewed fall on Wall Street overnight - along with the rise in 10-year US Treasury bond yield and the US dollar index -- following the release of the Fed minutes. These, of course, are inter-related. Rising ...
Chief economist update: That other Fed policy towards normalcy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 OCT 2018
... of high and volatile inflation." Read: strong growth with stable and low inflation. But with the yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds surging by 12 bps to 3.18% - the highest rate since mid-2011 - overnight, the bond market doesn't seem to be completely ...
Chief economist update: Fed flattens the yield curve
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 JUN 2018
... first-year forward rate, which correlates closely with the federal funds rate, would increase the yield on ten-year US Treasury notes even if the more distant forward rates remain unchanged." Whatever the underlying reason is still up for debate but ...
Chief economist update: Wisdom of the crowd
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 MAY 2018
... (most global sharemarkets down) compared with that of the one before (most up). To be sure, the spike in the 10-year US Treasury yield to above 3% (3.07%) at the close of last week's trading didn't help. The rationales came in fast and thick ...
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