BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2019   10:47AM
The United States will be in recession a year or so from now.
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Chief economist update: Will Australia avoid another global recession?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 AUG 2019
As I've ranted many times before, the problem in today's world isn't the cost of borrowing but the general uncertainty that's preventing businesses from investing and consumers from consuming.
Chief economist update: Greater than the Great Recession of 2008
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 AUG 2019
You know the world's in trouble when the Fed starts contemplating negative interest rates and then some.
Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia would have to fight rate cuts with rate cuts if it is to preserve the Australian dollar's competitiveness and mitigate the headwinds from a slowing global economy ... even if it means taking the official cash rate to zero.
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
Continuing deterioration in the UK's economic fundamentals has ignited rate cut speculations. But with the Bank Rate at 0.75% and QE still in place, it's not the liquidity and the cost of borrowing that's the problem.
Chief economist update: Bonds do the limbo rock
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 AUG 2019
Be afraid, be very afraid. A great number of investors are buying into the relative safety of long-term government bonds despite their dwindling yields and perversely paying interest to lend to the government.
Chief economist update: Race to the bottom redux
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 AUG 2019
It's a hat trick! Three central bank meetings, all three cut interest rates, all three policy decisions a surprise.
Chief economist update: RBA heading to zero
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 AUG 2019
As expected, the RBA kept interest rates on hold at 1% following its back-to-back cuts in June and July. However, financial markets still expect another cut come November.
Chief economist update: Look out below
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 6 AUG 2019
It appears Trump has pushed China back so hard against the wall it's now upping the ante.
Chief economist update: Fed cut and Trump's war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 5 AUG 2019
Almost all central banks' statements allude to the ongoing Sino-US trade skirmish as one of the major risks to their respective domestic economic outlook.
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