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Macro-economic issues and why they matter

The ST-SGX Research Leaders' Insights Series is a collaboration between The Straits Times and Singapore Exchange to help investors understand equity research reports to guide investment decisions.

The perfect recipe for the start of an equity bull market is an accommodative central bank and the recovery in economic data from extreme pessimism, says CGS-CIMB Research market strategist Jeremy Ng.
The perfect recipe for the start of an equity bull market is an accommodative central bank and the recovery in economic data from extreme pessimism, says CGS-CIMB Research market strategist Jeremy Ng.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Making sense of macro-economic issues and how they impact our investment decisions can be an uphill task for the uninitiated.

Macro-economic developments include issues such as inflation, price levels, economic growth rate, national income, gross domestic product (GDP) and changes in unemployment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'Macro-economic issues and why they matter'. Subscribe