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Fed's data revision marks new recession

Fresh off of the anemic 2016 Q1 GDP 0.5% on an annual basis, which translate to 0.125% “growth” for the first quarter, comes more dire news for the US. 193 more words


Kuroda has no yen to ease

This is what equity markets look like when central bankers run out of bullets.

The Japanese central bank did nothing with rates and stood pat on its QE level and stocks around the world sold off hard. 191 more words


BOJ keeps monetary policy steady

SINGAPORE: The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept its powder dry on Thursday (Apr 28), reiterating its commitment to raise the monetary base by 80 trillion yen annually and left the rate it charges commercial banks on certain reserves at 0.1 per cent. 232 more words

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Expect lower wage growth in 2016: MAS

SINGAPORE: Wage growth will likely moderate in 2016 amid tepid employment demand and reduced tightness in Singapore’s labour market, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in its biannual macroeconomic review on Wednesday (Apr 27). 300 more words

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MAS says policy provides appropriate economic support

(Source: business.asiaone.com)

Singapore’s central bank said recent monetary policy easings will support the economy and boost inflation over the next two years against a backdrop of weakening growth among the city-state’s key trading partners. 477 more words

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Singapore to see higher unemployment, slower wage growth in 2016: MAS biannual review

SINGAPORE – The gloom blanketing Singapore’s economy is likely to deepen this year as global growth remains subdued, according to the country’s central bank.

In its twice-yearly Macroeconomic Review released on Wednesday (April 27), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said negative business sentiment has become more pervasive and unemployment is expected to rise this year even as wage growth slows. 242 more words

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Modest gain in Singapore GDP expected in 2016 amid weak global demand: MAS

(Source: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/)

THE Singapore economy is expected to see modest gains in the quarters ahead, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Wednesday in its twice-yearly review, while keeping to the guidance of 2016 GDP growth at between one and 3 per cent. 388 more words

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