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FEDERAL Reserve (Fed) chair Jerome Powell’s speech last Friday at the annual Jackson Hole forum was consistent with his very gradual and highly measured approach to policy changes – an approach that financial markets love as it implies a longer period of very loose liquidity that fuels ever higher asset prices.
Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors interpreted comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve as signaling low interest rates were here to stay for some time.
OVER the weekend, top central bankers convened (some by zoom) in Jackson Hole, Kansas, to discuss “Macroeconomic Policy in an Uneven Economy.”
TWO likely events have just complicated the global economic outlook for Fed chair Jerome Powell as he prepares for his speech today at the Jackson Hole virtual central banking symposium.
PETALING JAYA: While the emerging markets are still shuddering from the Covid-19 fallout, investors are gripped with the tapering of US Federal Reserves’ (Fed) stimulus and China’s economic reform.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to trade between RM4.23 and RM4.24 against the US dollar this week, with the market expected to be calmer after the country’s latest political development, said Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd economist Adam Mohamed Rahim.
KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI was seen picking up momentum in late-morning trade as investors turned optimistic over the relaxation of restrictions in Phase 1 states for those who are fully vaccinated.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit extended its losses against the US dollar to open lower today as the greenback strengthened on positive United States (US) economic data.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) and parent Batu Kawan Bhd are expecting "satisfactory profits" in 2020 subject to the uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.