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PETALING JAYA: After more than two years of decline against the US dollar, the ringgit is expected to strengthen to between RM4 and RM4.10 against the greenback this year, according to Standard Chartered.
ZURICH: Swiss National Bank (SNB) president Thomas Jordan is finding that it’s hard to get the genie of unconventional monetary policy back in the bottle once it has been let out.
Welcome 2020! For me, the past year is best remembered as one of reckoning for central banks – the relentless wave of cheap money provided set the bond markets racing higher, spreading negative yields in Europe and Japan, and prompting rate-setters, financiers and investors to pause (and even hesitate) on what to do next.
ZURICH: European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde is attempting an endeavour possibly as daunting as reigniting inflation in the euro area: Learning German.
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LONDON: From Harley Davidson to Colgate-Palmolive, US companies are flocking to borrow in euros and their record issuance is breathing life into a market where yields have been hammered by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) renewed stimulus push.
FRANKFURT: Just weeks after Christine Lagarde became the eurozone’s first female central bank chief, neighbouring Britain has chosen to stick with what it’s only ever known for economic policy: men in charge.
THE global economic environment remains fraught with uncertainties.However, one thing is clear, and that is, the risk of a global recession in 2020 remains low.
THE US dollar witnessed a sell-off, depreciating by 0.95% to 96.775 following risk-on sentiment permeating global markets.
THIS a follow-up on my previous column on Nov 30 reviewing the world in 2019 and assessing its outlook for 2020.