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Live TV Appearance on Channel News Asia

I appeared on Channel News Asia again this morning at 6:20am SGT, via Skype.  My questions and my responses in the form of brief notes are below: Q1. Global equities are poised for the worst quarter since 2011. Will the fourth quarter be any better? You would certainly think so.  You only have to go …

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AUD/USD Drifts Below 0.71 After Resistance from 0.72

The Australian dollar has tumbled below US71c in offshore trade as a broad commodities sell-off afflicted the local currency. At 7am (AEST), the unit is trading at US70.91c, down sharply from US71.52c yesterday. The currency dipped as low as US70.56c, before gaining ground near the end of the US session as stocks pared losses. The …

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Australia’s Challenge to Have “Soft Landing” from Housing Boom

Australia’s housing boom has peaked, with the challenge now to pull off a ‘soft landing’, investment bank Morgan Stanley says as it predicts further interest rates cuts and a mini-budget stimulus. While official interest rates remain at a record low two per cent, tightened lending standards are prompting a cooling-off period amid slower net migration, …

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