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Chief economist update: Equity market disconnect
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUN 2020
... there is no alternative - with both short and long-term interest rates so very low, and FOMO - fear of missing out. Yes Virginia, the worst of the pandemic may be just a reflection in our rear view mirrors. However, it doesn't mean that it'll ...
Chief economist update: Different contagion, same fiscal policy divide
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 APR 2020
G'day inmates! Yes, Virginia, we're practically all inmates now thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced almost every other government to place their citizens under house arrest. Some flaunt these government restriction, others demand ...
Chief economist update: Lock us down Scotty!
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 MAR 2020
... would turn into a solvency problem. The problem now is that you can't bribe a virus with money! Look around you, Virginia, and you'll see governments and central banks handing out cash like never before. The latest news from Factset is: "Fed ...
Chief economist update: The corona crash of 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAR 2020
... market, any stock market and chances are it's now in a bear market or heading there, struck down by coronaphobia. Yes Virginia, the bears came out of hibernation in full force. There was no place to hide. Everywhere you look, there's gloom and ...
Chief economist update: The C word
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAR 2020
... markets - from New York to Rio and ol' London town - that propelled the powers-that-are into a "concerted" action. Yes Virginia, each and every one of them knew what was coming as the rate of infections multiplied from animal to one human, then one ...
Chief economist update: A sensationalised version of the flu?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 FEB 2020
... the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality." - Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody Yes Virginia, you'll be exclaiming "mama mia, mama mia" too when you see the red inks splattered by equity markets everywhere. And yes ...
Chief economist update: Who's afraid of COVID-19?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 25 FEB 2020
... by 2.3%; the Euro Stoxx-50 index lost 4%; the FTSE-100 index went down by 3.3%; and the S&P 500 index lost 3.4%. Yes Virginia, you'll fear for your health - mortal and financial - given the virus' seemingly exponential spread. The latest World ...
Chief economist update: Aussie employment rises... but so does our unemployment rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020
... bets that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would "need" to cut interest rates again soon ... very soon, for this, Virginia, is as good as it gets. The other stats in the report showed that the unemployment rate increased to 5.3% in January from 5.1% ...
Chief economist update: Strength in jobs downs RBA rate cut expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 JAN 2020
... the official cash rate by 25 basis points - to 0.5% - when it holds its first board meeting for 2020 on February 4. No Virginia, I didn't say that, it's derived from changed expectations with markets pricing in only a 24% chance of a February ...
Super fund grows US real estate assets
HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
... retirement savings expanded its US property portfolio, adding residential and office tower complexes in Washington and Virginia. QSuper has closed two property deals in the US, acquiring a two-tower office complex in Bellevue, Washington and a twin-tower ...
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