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Chief economist update: The great Australian rebound

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
"Getting strong now, won't be long now, getting strong now Gonna fly now, flying high now, gonna fly, fly, fly..." -Bill Conti, Gonna Fly Now As sure as this theme from the 1977 classic Rocky is remembered by film buffs and boxing aficionados everywhere ...

Chief economist update: Getting better, but not better enough

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 MAR 2021
"Betterer and betterer!" Like Alice who "quite forgot how to speak good English", there appears to be universal optimism over the economic outlook as central banks watch "through the looking glass". This sentiment is echoed by the Reserve Bank of Australia ...

Chief economist update: Fed fights back bond bears

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
"Do you believe in life after love? I can feel something inside me say I really don't think you're strong enough now..." What's the point of increased transparency and forward guidance in financial markets - the bond market, in this case ...

Chief economist update: The cloud over the rainbow

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
"I think I can make it now, the pain is gone All of the bad feelings have disappeared Here is the rainbow I've been prayin' for It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-shiny day." -- Johnny Nash, "I Can See Clearly Now" Do you ...

Chief economist update: Australia's virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021
Even before the coronavirus vaccine was injected before Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's arm a day before the national roll-out on the 22nd of February this year, this 'Land Down Under' has already been returning to pre-covid normality. ...

Chief economist update: Wall Street can't have its cake and eat it

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Wall Street wants to have its cake and eat it too. It wants both a return to pre-pandemic normal - with all the growth and activity and employment and profitability that came with it - while at the same time wishing, hopin' and prayin' for Biden's ...

Chief economist update: The vaccine has landed

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 FEB 2021
No more tears, fears... and hopefully snap lockdowns. Today, 22 February 2021, will go down in Australian history as VAC (vaccine against covid-19) Day (although Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly and 84-year-old ...

Chief economist update: Australia's not jobless recovery

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 19 FEB 2021
It's only been only two weeks since the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) provided a more optimistic assessment of and outlook for the domestic labour market. In its February 2021 'Statement on Monetary Policy' (SoMP), the RBA declared that ...

Chief economist update: Patience is the word

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 FEB 2021
The US economy is not out of the woods yet and therefore, worrywarts need not be concerned over rising inflation - that would prompt the Fed taper policy accommodation. "Participants observed that the economy was far from achieving the committee's ...

Chief economist update: Amber alert

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 FEB 2021
If there's one thing that matches (well, nearly) the exponential rate of infection from the coronavirus, it's the vertigo-inducing rally on Wall Street. After dropping to three-year lows in March last year, US equities have rocketed higher and ...