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Chief economist update: Inflation scare

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
All four US benchmark equity indices dropped overnight - the Dow by 1.99%; the S&P 500 by 2.1%; the Nasdaq composite by 2.7%; and the Russell 2000 by 3.3%. And there's only one reason why.

Chief economist update: Frydenberg spends big

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 MAY 2021
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is splurging around $74.6 billion to secure Australia's recovery.

Chief economist update: Iron ore is the glue that binds China and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The price of iron ore continues to heat up, smashing the all-time high of US$191.70 a tonne recorded more than 10 years ago.

Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
Wall Street benchmark equity indices closed on the up and up on Friday, just as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed disappointing labour market insights.

Chief economist update: Did the BOE just announce taper?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 MAY 2021
The central bank will slow bond purchases to £3.4 billion a week between now and August, but stressed "this operational decision should not be interpreted as a change in the stance of monetary policy". Don't call it taper.

Chief economist update: Japan's elusive virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021
The resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the country is already nullifying one of the Bank of Japan's assumptions.

Chief economist update: A date with the RBA in July

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021
As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia left monetary policy settings unchanged yesterday, but its made sure all eyes are now on what it will do in July.

Chief economist update: The Fed and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 MAY 2021
Have government and central bank stimulus measures gone so far that they're now smothering the successes achieved during COVID-19?

Chief economist update: COVID-19 causes double-dip

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 MAY 2021
The Eurozone is back in recession, dragged down by COVID-19, but the future is looking brighter.

Chief economist update: Not yet time to make a change

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 APR 2021
After two days of deliberation, the Federal Reserve has decided to retain the status quo.