Chief economist update: Whatever it takes, however long it takes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 SEP 2019
The ECB's Mario Draghi will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to mitigate the growing risks to growth and inflation.
Chief economist update: 'Paradox of Thrift' in action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 SEP 2019
Like the fable of the boiling frog - put a frog into boiling water, it will jump out, put it in cold water and bring the water slowly to a boil and it will be cooked to death - the Australian economy is slowly being boiled to death.
Chief economist update: Germany in the budget's shadow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 SEP 2019
While the unconventional monetary policies that arose from the GFC lifted many of the world's countries, central banks remain stuck in abnormal policy settings as fears for another recession mount.
Chief economist update: Fed has Trump's trade war number
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 SEP 2019
Former president George W. Bush had his "axis of evil", but Trump's got his "evil twins".
Chief economist update: Foolish takeaway on US-China talks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 SEP 2019
While the latest developments in Sino-US talks is a source of optimism, like all talks (and optimism) before it, chances are the scheduled October tete-a-tete will end the same way as its precedents.
Chief economist update: Economy slows to decade low but still tops the pops
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 SEP 2019
With economic growth slowing to 1.4% in the year to the June, the Australian National Accounts are a woeful set of numbers showing the slowest annual growth rate in 10 years.
Chief economist update: RBA not risking market disappointment
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 SEP 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.0% at its September meeting as widely expected.
Chief economist update: Super Mario's last hurrah
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 SEP 2019
In his final weeks at the top, ECB president Mario Draghi would want to go out with a bang and do "whatever it takes" to mitigate the growing risks to growth and inflation.
Chief economist update: This land is ours
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 SEP 2019
Months of disruptions to everyday life and businesses in Hong Kong are taking their toll on the Hang Seng index, compounding the US-China trade war the territory appeared to have overcome since it started in early 2018.
Chief economist update: The budget surplus can wait
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 AUG 2019
Latest capex and business confidence measures point toward RBA interest rate reductions.
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