Economics
Chief economist update: Expect an RBNZ rate cut
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 JUN 2019
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand thinks a lower cash rate may be needed over time to continue to meet its objectives.
Chief economist update: ECB to leave no policy tool unturned
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2019
The ECB may have to provide more stimulus measures sooner or at the same time that TLTRO III launches in September.
Chief economist update: Thrilla in Osaka
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 25 JUN 2019
Financial markets action in the lead up to the G20 meeting in Osaka suggests participants are hoping for the best rather than preparing for the worst.
Chief economist update: Surveys back All Ords climb
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 JUN 2019
Aside from the optimism brought on by the (near) bull market in Australian equities, recent surveys show there may be more where it came from.
Chief economist update: BOE lets peers do the heavy lifting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
The Bank of England is letting its peers do the heavy lifting while it tries to restore monetary policy back to normal.
Chief economist update: Fed plans for Trump contingency
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 JUN 2019
Contrary to consensus expectation, the 'Taylor Rule' says the Fed pause put in place in early 2019 would remain on pause this year and the next. Just don't tell Trump.
Chief economist update: Cash is King
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 JUN 2019
If the US yield curve is to be believed, the United States would be in recession 12-18 months from today.
Chief economist update: Expect more of the same from the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2019
Speculation may be mounting over one or two Fed rate cuts going forward, but there are no such similar expectations for the Bank of Japan.
Chief economist update: Another RBA rate cut should be enough
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2019
The free-floating Aussie dollar is now responding and doing what it does best - restore equilibrium in the domestic economy.
Chief economist update: Another rate cut on the cards
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 14 JUN 2019
At this point, I'm not so sure whether an additional - or even two - RBA rate cuts would be able to turn the economy around and, more specifically, encourage highly indebted households to increase their spending.
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