monetary policies

US Economy

Fed pause: Loosening monetary policy would be a mistake

Ructions amid the problem of US regional banks will cause further declines

Tong's Portfolio

Room for a further reduction in interest rates

Suffice it to say, this current breed of central bankers have evolved far beyond their traditional role as regulators and ensuring a smooth-operating financial system.

Singapore economy

IMF cuts Singapore's 2019 growth forecast to 0.5%

SINGAPORE (Oct 23): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its 2019 growth prediction for Singapore to 0.5%, down from its previous estimate of 2% in July.

Global Economy

Call it 'disruption' and not a 'financial crisis', says former Fed chair Yellen of ongoing global uncertainties

PARIS (June 29): Contrary to popular opinion, Janet L. Yellen does not see an impending financial crisis from the escalating trade tensions between the US and China, higher current asset valuations and volatility from diverging monetary policies.
Hangzhou G20

China Focus

China hands over G20 stewardship with economy stable, for now

NEW YORK (Oct 10): China has turned from a shaky steward to a stalwart of the Group of 20.