Saturday 21 July 2018

War Song

Is a 1984 hit for the Culture Club. According to Bloomberg, the war has started and Malaysia is standing straight on the firing line .

Read below :

The currency war has arrived.

So say some of the best and brightest in the $5.1 trillion-per-day foreign-exchange market. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday accused China and the European Union of “manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower.” The comments came after the yuan plunged to its lowest level in a year, with little sign of China’s central bank intervening to stem the slide. They also follow a decline in the euro this year and add to the calculus that European Central Bank policy makers might need to consider when they meet next week.

As the world’s largest economies open up a new front in their increasingly acrimonious game of brinkmanship, the consequences could be dire -- and ripple far beyond the U.S. and Chinese currencies. Everything from equities to oil to emerging-market assets are in danger of becoming collateral damage as the current global financial order is assailed from Beijing to Washington.

“The real risk is that we have broad-based unravelling of global trade and currency cooperation, and that is not going to be pretty,” said Jens Nordvig, Wall Street’s top-ranked currency strategist for five years running before founding Exante Data LLC in 2016. Trump’s recent rhetoric “is certainly shifting this from a trade war to a currency war.”

China’s shock devaluation of the yuan in 2015 provides a good template for what the contagion might look like, according to Robin Brooks, the chief economist at the Institute of International Finance and the former head currency strategist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Risk assets and oil prices would likely tumble as worries about growth arise, hitting currencies of commodity-exporting countries particularly hard -- namely, the Russian ruble, Colombian peso and Malaysian ringgit -- before taking down the rest of Asia.

Friday 6 July 2018


Is currently riding at number one in the UK charts. The single is by George Ezra.
It seems that the crude oil price is beginning to act like a shotgun pointed on the head of Barisan Nasional and Najib Razak.
It's also a shot gun which Dr Mahathir and Anwar Ibrahim will most likely use to blow away Barisan Nasional and Najib Razak.
Regardless of the politics, if what CNBC reports becomes reality, than this shotgun is good news indeed for Malaysia.
Read part of the report below :
Big oil is sowing the seeds for a 'super-spike' in crude prices above $150, Bernstein warns

Tom DiChristopher@tdichristopher

Oil prices could top all-time highs as energy companies invest too little money in new production, Bernstein Research warns.The underinvestment could cause a super-spike "potentially much larger than" $150 a barrel.Reinvestment in oil reserves is the lowest in a generation, while the amount of time those reserves will last has shrunk since 2000, according to Bernstein.

Sunday 1 July 2018

Ringgit 4.04. Enter Sandman

Is the massive massive ever green hit from heavy metal band Metallica.

The sandman is back for the currency but this time, we're not off yet to never never land

You need RM4.04 to buy one US Dollar now. This is good for exporters, but others will rightly tell you that RM4.04 to the dollar, there is a huge mismatch as the Ringgit should be at RM3.80.

That though, is just one side of the story. Now for RM1000 you can now get 3.54 million Indonesian Rupiah. A couple of months ago, perhaps you'd be lucky to get 3 million Indonesian Rupiah.

RM2.86 now can get one Sing dollar, a couple of months ago, you needed RM3 to get one Sing dollar.