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Chief economist update: Lock in two RBA rate cuts
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 APR 2019
The stats are out and it reveals that Australian consumer price inflation has softened ... big time. There's no other option for the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to cut interest rates soon and twice. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' ...
Chief economist update: La vita is no longer e bella
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 FEB 2019
"When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore ..." But Italians may not be in the mood for "amore", not when their economy - the third biggest in the Eurozone - is officially in a technical recession. La vita is no longer e ...
Chief economist update: disUnited Kingdom
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JAN 2019
It's ironic that for a country known as the United Kingdom, there seems to be an absence of well, unity. The (dis)United Kingdom's Prime Minister Theresa May and her proposed Brexit deal lost big time in the House of Commons by a record 230 ...
Chief economist update: Bottom line slows down
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 DEC 2018
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest update on its Business Indicators, Australia report for the third quarter of this year makes for sober reading for investors dabbling in the country's share market (that makes all ...
Chief economist update: Faster wages growth a one-off?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 NOV 2018
"There was a higher rate of wage growth recorded across the majority of industries in comparison to this time last year, reflecting the influence of improved labour market conditions. Annual wage growth at the Australia level was 2.3%, the highest ...
Chief economist update: As safe as Australian houses?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 NOV 2018
Christian Szell: Is it safe? Babe: Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it. Christian Szell: Is it safe? Babe: No. It's not safe, it's... very dangerous, be careful. This is that immortal ...
Chief economist update: Australia's low(er)-flation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 1 NOV 2018
Will the next move in the official cash rate, as Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe put it, likely "be up, rather than down"? To answer this, we have to look at the RBA's mandate of full employment and meeting an "agreed ...
Chief economist update: Eurozone growth slowing fast
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 OCT 2018
Uh-oh! Borrowing a quote from Robert Burns: "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." It appears to be heading that way looking at the third quarter economic scorecard in the Eurozone. Advance estimates show that the single currency ...
Chief economist update: Shopaholics drive US growth
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 OCT 2018
Spend, spend, spend appears to be this year's overriding mantra of the US consumer. The slow start in the first quarter of 2018 had been replaced by back-to-back quarters of exceptionally strong contributions to overall growth from American ...
RBNZ on ice into 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 SEP 2018
There were some moments so far in 2018 when it perked up against the US dollar but the path of least resistance has been a decline for the New Zealand dollar. The NZ dollar has dropped by 6.8% versus the greenback (to US$0.6628) this year to date ...
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