Chief economist update: The bad oil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 APR 2019
Lower global growth translates into less demand for oil. So why are crude oil prices rallying?
Chief economist update: Japan yearns for a weaker yen
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The Bank of Japan says the yen's strength is having an impact on the economy and prices.
Chief economist update: EUr next
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2019
Trump's now trained his crosshairs on the European Union. Make no mistake, this is not an empty threat. Trump will follow through.
Chief economist update: Two indicators giving the Fed a headache
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2019
It appears nothing is normal with the Fed's march toward normalising monetary policy.
Chief economist update: Aussie property price falls become self-fulfilling
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2019
The continued decline in property will have flow-on effects on those providing ancillary services to the sector, not to mention the hit to optimism by the negative wealth effect from falling housing prices.
Chief economist update: ECB digs deeper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 APR 2019
The ECB is again thinking of new "instruments to deliver on our mandate" even before TLTRO-III becomes operational starting in September this year.
Chief economist update: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
At its last monetary policy committee meeting, the BOE voted unanimously to keep the Bank Rate unchanged and maintain bond purchases at £435 billion, declaring its future actions would largely depend on Brexit. It may have to wait a while longer now.
Chief economist update: Rosy assumptions a Budget surplus make
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2019
Wayne Swan, Chris Bowen, Joe Hockey all promised surpluses but failed - all because events didn't live up to assumptions.
Australia back in the black
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
Australia's budget is back in the black after 12 years, as the Treasurer estimates a surplus of $7.1 billion or 0.4% of the GDP for 2019-20.
Chief economist update: China stitches it in time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
Latest data shows that China's manufacturing sector is back in expansion.
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