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Chief economist: Is this a buy op?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 FEB 2022
'War in Ukraine wipes $73b from sharemarket': According to the Australian Financial Review that's how much Australia's sharemarket lost upon hearing the news that Russia has invaded Ukraine. Both the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index and the ...

Chief economist: Thank you, Putin

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 24 FEB 2022
War, huh, yeah What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, uhh - Edwin Starr "Crude soars, and stocks and crypto bomb lower, as fears of a Russia-Ukraine war consume global markets" - Fortune.com (22 February 2022) "The Dow Falls Just Short of a Correction. ...

Water, water everywhere but nothing to drink

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 JAN 2022
Another two covid years over, a new one's just begun. Although still not proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, since the first bat flapped its covid wings in Wuhan (China), it has gone through several mutations - most notably, Alpha, Delta and now Omicron ...

Economic recap: Week to December 10

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 DEC 2021
As it was in 2020, so it is in 2021. Yes Virginia, I don't believe it too until... I re-read my first scribbles on this site at the beginning of 2021. On January 12 this year, I wrote: "Fiscal and monetary authorities prompt and aggressive counter-cycle ...

Economic recap: Week to December 3

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 DEC 2021
Australians all, let us rejoice... for despite the Delta-induced lockdowns in the September quarter, the domestic economy shrank by much less than most of us were expecting. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) National Accounts report shows ...

Economic recap: Week to November 26

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 NOV 2021
Out of (South) Africa Just when citizens of Planet Earth were beginning to enjoy their new-found freedom - through herd immunity, increased vaccinations and/or learning to live with Delta - comes a new kid in town. And it's name is Omicron. The discovery ...

Economic recap: Week to November 19

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 NOV 2021
Not taking a hike "It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it easy..." -Cat Stevens, Father and Son The curse du jour that is rising inflation has raised volatility in the bond and equity markets by virtue of the anticipated central bank ...

Economic recap: Week to November 12

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 NOV 2021
Did the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) jump or was pushed by the bond market to scrap its target to keep the April 2024 Australian government bond yield at 10 basis points. The answer to this question becomes important because it would dictate future ...

Economic recap: Week to November 5

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 NOV 2021
The rise and rise of measured inflation across the globe has had financial markets bring forward rate hike expectations, and for good reasons. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) started proceedings at its 6 October meeting when it doubled the official ...

Economic recap: Week to October 29

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 NOV 2021
By most accounts, Jacinda Ardern's island has succeeded in combatting the coronavirus pandemic. As at October 26, worldometer.com data showed that New Zealand ranked among one of the countries in the world with the lowest case of COVID-19 infections ...
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