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Chief economist update: Prime Minister Suga

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 SEP 2020
... countries, including Japan itself, are now (or on their way) to relaxing restrictions re-imposed after the second wave. As Factset reports: "...Australia's Victoria state recorded fewest infections since 26-Jun as restrictions lift in regional areas. ...

Chief economist update: Comeback COVID

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 25 AUG 2020
... back again ... in Australia, in New Zealand, in Japan, in South Korea, in Vietnam, in Europe, to name a few. According to Factset: "Major Eurozone nations have seen infection rates return to levels not seen since the spring. France recorded the highest ...

Chief economist update: Gone fishing

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 AUG 2020
... able to do more as well. We may need all shoulders to the wheel." Sure, there's no better time to borrow. Based on Factset data, Australia can issue 30-year government bonds at just 1.75% -- accounting for inflation, that's practically free money. ...

Chief economist update: COVID-19 cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 AUG 2020
... reimposed restrictions in one form or another. Recent reports suggest that COVID-19 has also returned to Europe. According to Factset: "This week saw a surge in case-growth across major Eurozone economies, raising worries about a second wave derailing ...

Chief economist update: Good US employment news is not so good

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 AUG 2020
... mark to the recovery in the US economy ... threatening Trump's re-election campaign. So much so, that, according to Factset: "President Trump signed a combination of memorandums and an executive order on Saturday, following through on a threat to ...

Chief economist update: Escape from Victoria

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 AUG 2020
... but Victoria - which accounts for around 25% of national output -- would still drag the good ship SS Australia down. As Factset reports: "The Australian cited Prime Minister Morrison, who said Victoria's lockdown will wipe A$10-12B, or 2.5%, from ...

Chief economist update: The V in recovery

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 6 AUG 2020
... from April's record low reading of 25.8. I'm unable to obtain Markit composite PMI numbers for Australia from Factset, but AiG's performance indices show the same V-letter shape. Then again, V also stands for the state of Victoria in Australia ...

Chief economist update: Haste makes Budget waste

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 JUL 2020
... envisaged to be in effect for six months (from March to September) extended for another six months (to March 2021). As Factset reports: "The government will extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy program from September to March 2021 but at lowered payment ...

Chief economist update: Not easy easing restrictions

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 JUL 2020
... New York Fed's real-time economic index following a big rebound in May and early June; and housing market stress." (Factset). Indeed, "The path forward for the economy is extraordinarily uncertain," Powell said.

Chief economist update: A tale of two quarters

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ... it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way..." -- 'A Tale of Two Cities' ...