Chief economist update: Is the US about to join the global slowdown club?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 15 FEB 2019
The Fed's pause and the recovery in US equities (so far this year) should help entice American consumers back into the shops.
Chief economist update: Unchanged RBNZ stance would force it to change stance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 FEB 2019
The appreciating NZ currency would, by extension, compound the "risk of a sharper downturn in trading-partner growth," putting downward pressure on the domestic economy and shift the central bank into a dovish stance.
Royal Commission will worsen credit crunch: Poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 12 FEB 2019
The current credit crunch will deepen as a result of the financial services Royal Commission's final recommendations, Financial Standard's latest spot poll shows.
Ideas give insight to opportunity: Vanguard
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 12 FEB 2019
Vanguard global chief economist and global head of investment Joe Davis said the world economy was down but not out, and would avoid recession.
Chief economist update: UK economy slows on Brexit woes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 FEB 2019
UK GDP growth slowed to a mere 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2018, following growth of 0.6% in the third quarter. Just as the BOE explained, this "reflects softer activity abroad and the greater effects from Brexit uncertainties at home."
Chief economist update: A pretty portrait of an emerging market
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 FEB 2019
Normally, a depreciating currency would boost equity prices. The rationale being a cheaper currency boosts exports and company profits et cetera.
Asia, emerging markets to lead in 2019
DARREN SNYDER  |  FRIDAY, 8 FEB 2019
Asia's debt-to-equity ratio and safer company balance sheets are making a convincing case for DWS to increase its exposure in the region as well as broader emerging markets.
Chief economist update: Euro contagion redux?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 FEB 2019
The IMF's downgraded assessment on the outlook for the single currency region is still optimistic compared with the EU Commission's latest forecasts.
Former ambassador assesses US-China trade deal
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 7 FEB 2019
A trade deal between US and China could end the uncertainty but it won't do anything to help the trade deficit, according to Capital Group vice chairman Michael Thawley.
Brexit is history: Chief Economists Forum
HARRISON WORLEY  |  THURSDAY, 7 FEB 2019
Brexit is history and the world can go on without an EU-Britain trade agreement, an economic expert told this morning's Financial Standard Chief Economists Forum.
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