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Chief economist update: Japan on the mend but BOJ, Abe not taking any chances

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 JUN 2020
... over the same period. Thus, while both the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Abe government are optimistic about the economic outlook, they're not leaving this to hope. While it kept interest rate settings unchanged at its 16 June monetary policy meeting ...

Real estate assets hit $316bn

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 15 JUN 2020
... fundamentals in 2019 in sectors such as office and logistics and benefitted from renewed optimism about Australia's economic outlook, which materialised over the course of the year," Delaunay said. "COVID-19, however, has created significant uncertainty ...

Chief economist update: Australian Renaissance

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 JUN 2020
... Statistics (ABS) released figures showing that GDP contracted by 0.3% in the March 2020 quarter - the 'OECD Economic Outlook, June 2020' report has Australia's economy being the least worst among the club of rich nations. The OECD forecast ...

Chief economist update: The second wave

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUN 2020
... the re-enforcement of isolation and lockdown measures..." A second wave will be more disastrous. The 'OECD Economic Outlook, June 2020' report forecast US GDP growth to plunge by 8.5% this year "if there is another virus outbreak later in the ...

Government urged to extend stimulus

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUN 2020
... extend stimulus measures and warned that a second wave of infections could derail our economy. In its latest economic outlook report pointed out that while economic activity collapsed in the second quarter of 2020 due to lockdown, the confinement was ...

US GDP to contract 6.5%: Fed

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUN 2020
... a 'tipping point' for the prices of risky assets. "Steeper yield curves generally indicate confidence in the economic outlook," he said. "Higher long-end yields and steeper curves had reflected abating deflation fears (with some medium-term inflation ...

Chief economist update: The ECB's PEPP economy

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUN 2020
When the going gets tough... the European Central Bank (ECB) gets more policy provision going. At its June 4 Governing Council meeting, the central bank raised the size of its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP) by €600 billion to a total of ...

Economic outlook not as bad as predicted: RBA

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUN 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phillip Lowe said the extent of the economic downturn, as a result of the impacts of COVID-19, is not as dire as expected. At the June meeting, the RBA board decided to maintain the current policy settings, keeping ...

Chief economist update: Better than all the rest

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020
... forewarning that recovery in the UK could take longer than expected. Surprisingly, despite Australia's relative economic outlook outperformance, the A$/US$ exchange rate rose by ONLY 0.5% to US$0.6657 on the day and the All Ordinaries index increased ...

Balanced funds fundamentally flawed

ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 25 MAY 2020
... times of economic weakness, he said. "At this junction, this is particularly concerning given the bleak global economic outlook and the fact that a sustained and deep recession is a real possibility," Rachcoff said. "Portfolios tilting toward high levels ...