Jeff Ng, HL Bank

Jeff Ng, HL Bank

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13 November 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: Covid-19 Vaccine, Travel Bubble & Tech.Pass
Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist, HL Bank gives his analysis on some of the biggest headlines from the week including; Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine which has been found to be 90% effective, the government proposed nightlife pilot programme, plus, the recently announced work pass called ‘Tech.Pass’ which will launch next year for top-tier foreign professionals.

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16 October 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: SG Q3 GDP, HK travel bubble & support for nightlife
In the Weekly Wrap-up, Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist at HL Bank breaks down the biggest stories from the last few days including Singapore's Q3 GDP estimates, news of a two-way air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong and details of more targeted support for the nightlife sector.

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13 October 2020
Market View: Taking Stock of China's Trade Figures and Previewing Singapore's Advanced GDP Print
Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist at HL Bank, joined us on Prime Time to assess the impressive September trade figures from China, which showed imports growing by a whopping 13.2%. How does the Yuan's recent strength factor in this? And what is he looking out for when Singapore releases its Advanced 3Q GDP numbers on Wednesday?

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28 August 2020
Fed makes major policy shift, signaling lower rates for longer
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell unveiled a new approach to setting US monetary policy, signaling it will make job growth pre-eminent and will not raise interest rates to guard against coming inflation just because the unemployment rate is low. Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist, HL Bank, discusses the new approach.

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28 July 2020
What's At Stake Regarding the US' New Stimulus Plan
US lawmakers discuss a fresh stimulus package to provide support to both the world's largest economy and unemployed Americans affected by the pandemic. What's at stake if the US is unable to provide a new plan? Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist at HL Bank, joined us on Prime Time to discuss how this might matter for Asia, and provided his outlook on both the USD and the Singapore economy overall.

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26 May 2020
What can we expect in the Fortitude Budget?
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will announce a new round of COVID-19 support measures for businesses and individuals later today in Parliament. This will be called The Fortitude Budget. Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist, HL Bank gives a preview what kind of support Singaporeans can expect.

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6 April 2020
Preview of new Solidarity Budget to support economy
A third round of support measures will be announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat when Parliament sits today to help tide businesses, workers and households through the COVID-19 outbreak. Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist, HL Bank talks about what are the likely priorities and policies.

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26 March 2020
Bigger Picture: Singapore projects first full year recession in 2 decades
Jeff Ng, Senior Treasury Strategist, HL Bank, shares what dragged down Q1 GDP's contraction of 2.2%, double his own estimates. And his view on Singapore downgrading its full year growth outlook to a range of -4 to -1%.

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4 November 2019
RCEP trade deal talks stall at 35th ASEAN Summit
The signing of the world's largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020. That’s according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders. Were there any silver linings from the weekend? Jeff Ng, Asia Chief Economist, Continuum Economics talks about the significance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to the region and Singapore.

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17 September 2019
What the August Exports Slump and Spiking Oil Prices Mean for Singapore
Non-Domestic Oil Exports slumped for yet another month, and while some point out that the contraction isn't as bad as in previous periods, Continuum Economics' Jeff Ng thinks the numbers still aren't anything to smile about. He also talks about whether this recent spike in oil prices is net negative for Singapore's economy, and what he's looking out for when the Fed makes their policy decision in the next few days.

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28 June 2019
What To Expect From The G20 Summit
G20 will be in Osaka and it is set to be a faceoff between the US and China to see whether both sides can come to an agreement on the trade war. Jeff Ng, Head of Continuum Economics chats with us on what to expect for this G20 summit.

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21 May 2019
A Look at Singapore's 1Q GDP Figures with Continuum Economics' Jeff Ng
1Q GDP figures for Singapore came in lower than expected at 1.2%. Continuum Economics' Jeff Ng joined Prime Time to talk about the numbers, and how it the slowdown in manufacturing and the pickup in construction spending played into the final print. He also touched on Japan's GDP release, and how the trade war and a possible sales tax hike in Japan might impact growth moving forward.

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1 Apr 2019
Continuum Economics' Jeff Ng Breaks Down China's PMI Figures
Markets started off the second quarter strongly after China posted expansionary PMI figures for March. Continuum Economics' Jeff Ng tells us what he made of the numbers, whether China's recent stimulus measures helped in any way, and his thoughts on upcoming 1Q GDP figures for Singapore.

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20 Mar 2019
Jeff Ng, Head of Research Asia at Continuum Economics shares what to expect at the upcoming Thai elections and more on how the election might impact the emerging markets.

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23 Jan 2019
World Economic Forum 2019 Analysis
Jeff Ng, Chief Economist, Asia from Continuum Economics shares his key takeaways from the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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27 Nov 2018
What’s next now that the EU has agreed on the Brexit deal? How will it impact markets and businesses here and overseas? Jeff Ng, Chief Economist, Asia, Continuum Economics walks us through the impact of Brexit on markets and business sentiment.

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