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Chief economist update: Weak household consumption now a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 NOV 2019
... pick up. To be sure, wages growth has improved from a record low of 1.9% in the third quarter of 2016 but at 2.3% (June quarter 2019), it remains just a fraction of the 4% annual growth rate experienced during the mid-noughties. Never mind that interest ...
Chief economist update: RBA rate cut outlook
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2019
... ABS report showed that headline inflation edged up to 1.6% in the year to the September quarter from 1.6% in the June quarter. The trimmed mean inflation measure steadied at 1.6% over the same period while the weighted median measure decelerated to 1.2% ...
Is the A$ becoming a safe-haven currency?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 OCT 2019
... higher inflation must depreciate to adjust for price growth differences. Australian core inflation was 1.3% in the June quarter, US core inflation was 2.4% (August). So are relative growth rates. While the IMF forecast the US to grow stronger (2.4%) ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
... eased by stronger-than-expected monthly GDP growth figures. The report shows that after contracting by 0.2% in the June quarter, GDP grew by 0.4% in the month of July and 0.1% in August. While inflation has eased - headline CPI at 1.7% in the year to ...
Chief economist update: Japan tightens fiscal policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
... Japan's (BOJ) Tankan index - a measure of business confidence - for big manufacturers fall from a reading of +7 in the June quarter to +5 (the lowest reading in six years) in the third quarter provides little comfort for the Japanese central bank. ...
Chief economist update: Economy slows to decade low but still tops the pops
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 SEP 2019
... that it wasn't a "wonderful set of numbers". Instead, with economic growth slowing to 1.4% in the year to the June quarter - it was a woeful set of numbers, the slowest annual growth rate in 10 years. More disturbing, take away the 0.5 percentage ...
Chief economist update: The budget surplus can wait
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 AUG 2019
... offset by a 2.5% increase in equipment, plant & machinery. Year-on-year, actual total capex declined by 1.1% in the June quarter, an improvement from the first quarter's 1.7% contraction but a sharp downturn from 2018's average annual growth ...
Members shift to industry super funds
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
... sector funds and industry funds, Rainmaker head of superannuation research Jason Ross said. Despite the fact that the June quarter was positive for financial markets given the ASX200 rose by 7.9%, Ross said retail funds only grew by 0.4% quarter on quarter. ...
Dividend payouts stagnate
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 AUG 2019
... extending a five-year long trend, a global index shows. According to Janus Henderson, dividend payouts rose 5.7% in the June quarter, thanks mainly to QBE Insurance, which rewarded shareholders on the back of rebounding profits. Ben Lofthouse, head of ...
Chief economist update: US recession a sure thing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 AUG 2019
... from 5.25% in 2006 to 4.25% in 2007 was unable to prevent the US recession from the December quarter of 2007 to the June quarter of 2009. But perhaps, this time is different. The US unemployment rate is at near 49-year lows at 3.7% (July) ... but it ...
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