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Chief economist update: Submerging markets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2018
The sharp depreciation in many emerging market currencies this year to date is both a testament to funds flowing out of emerging markets and a forward indication of more downward pressure on their respective equity markets.
Chief economist update: Don't mind the gap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 AUG 2018
Australia's unemployment rate of 5.3% matches exactly the OECD's estimate of Australia's non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment.
Chief economist update: Look ma, inflation ate my wages
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 AUG 2018
Australian growth in real wages - nominal wages growth less headline inflation - has now dropped to a whopping 0% in the June quarter from a teenie-weenie growth of 0.1% in the previous three-month period.
Chief economist update: Small business is big business
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 AUG 2018
Now the second longest US small business expansion in history, Main Street is set to push this expansion to a new record by adding a super-charged era of growth.
Chief economist update: Emerging markets feel the heat as Turkey burns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 AUG 2018
While these estimated losses remain relatively small, it's not hard to extrapolate that many more governments, banks and credit institutions could be caught up if the Turkish crisis spills over and continues to engulf emerging markets.
Chief economist update: Turkey's roasted
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 AUG 2018
It would have been so easy to ignore the developing crisis in Turkey were it not for the problem of contagion.
Chief economist update: Betting on down rather than up?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 AUG 2018
The slowing trend in New Zealand's economic growth, erosion in business confidence and potential for higher unemployment do not augur well for inflation.
Chief economist update: Younger migrants and the elderly keep wages low
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 AUG 2018
The increase in Australia's population growth over the past decade is largely due to increased immigration; the rate of natural increase has not changed that much
Chief economist update: Do nothing RBA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 AUG 2018
If all goes according to expectations, today's Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board meeting will mark 25 months that the country's cash rate has been stuck at a record low 1.5%, and the longest stretch of unchanged interest rates.
Chief economist update: Not before we get a pay rise
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 AUG 2018
Wages are key. The RBA won't be able to lift interest rates until growth in wages picks up lest it exacerbates the financial stress on households.
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