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Chief economist update: Fundamentally overvalued
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020
"I see trees of green, red roses too..." Louis Armstrong's immortal classic played on my head as rain started pouring on this burning land - even did a rain dance in my backyard - and meteorologists forecast more to come that hopefully extinguishes ...
Chief economist update: Phase one deal signed, sealed and delivered
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 JAN 2020
The highly anticipated US-China 'phase one' trade agreement has finally come to pass - signed, sealed and delivered on January 15. The deal involves China committing to buy at least an additional US$200 billion worth of US goods and services ...
Chief economist update: Bushfires singe growth, surplus predictions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
In between coughs on this smokey, hazy summer's day in Melbourne - yes, the bushfires are still raging and I can smell and taste the smoke as I write - two headlines caught my attention this morning. The first one is from Reuters (14 January 2020) ...
Chief economist update: A busy 2020 for Abe, BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 JAN 2020
The world economy would advance by 2.5% this year, a tad stronger than the "post-crisis low" of 2.4% estimated for 2019. This is the World Bank's prediction contained in its January 2020 'Global Economic Prospects' report, noting that: "While ...
Chief economist update: Aussie Black Friday spend will end Saturday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 JAN 2020
With the bushfire inferno still raging, Australia needs all the good news it could get ... and it's arrived. The All Ordinaries index surged by 0.7% to a new record high of 7041.9 points and the Australian dollar appreciated by 0.6% to US$0.6901 ...
Chief economist update: Brexit - the news that was
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020
"MPs voted to give third reading to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) by 330 to 231 - a majority of 99 - which allows the bill to sail through to the House of Lords where peers will begin line by line scrutiny next week." This the latest news from ...
Chief economist update: The rise and fall of oil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 JAN 2020
Crude oil prices rose in the early months of the New Year on the escalation of tensions between the US and Iran after an American drone strike in Iraq on January 3 that killed Qassem Soleimani -- the head of Iran's elite Quds military force. The ...
Chief economist update: Moving target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
What's a central bank to do if after so many years of policy accommodation it still couldn't hit its target? Move the goalpost, of course. The US Federal Reserve has cut interest rates three times (by 75 basis points) last year from 2.5% to ...
Chief economist update: Missing the burning forests for the surplus tree
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 JAN 2020
"From a practical perspective, big, impactful and very novel disasters will, hopefully, lead to stronger action to both mitigate emissions and also plan for impacts..." This was Ketan Joshi's - University of Sydney science graduate and international ...
Chief economist update: Australia burns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 JAN 2020
What could have been a good start to the New Year for financial markets - the US and China are set to sign the "phase one" trade deal agreement on January 15 and Brexit has become less uncertain - marred by renewed war (the real war) tensions between ...
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