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Chief economist update: Another rate cut on the cards

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 14 JUN 2019
... that showed unemployment expectations increased by a whopping 5.1% in June from the previous month and the NAB Business Survey that found that while"the employment index rose to its average level in the month [of May]," it "remains notably weaker than ...

Chief economist update: Australian bull market here we come

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2019
... good omen for business profitability - that, which drives stock market prices. This is captured by the latest NAB Business Survey that showed business conditions weakened in May due to big drops in trading conditions and profitability. While business ...

Chief economist update: Low unemployment, low wages growth conundrum

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
... consumer confidence survey showed improved consumer unemployment expectations in May, the employment index in the NAB business survey dropped from a reading of +6 in March to -1 in April. Australian consumers can be as positive on the outlook of them ...

Chief economist update: No credit to the RBA

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 APR 2019
... continued their slowing trend. As an aside, the pick-up in business credit is inconsistent with the most recent NAB business survey that showed sharp decline in both business conditions and business confidence over the same month. Housing credit slowed ...

Chief economist update: Anatomy of an RBA rate cut

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 JAN 2019
... forced into a counter-offensive had been growing over the past few months. The latest instalment being the NAB Business survey that showed while business confidence remained unchanged at a reading of +3 in December 2018, it had been below its long-run ...

Chief economist update: The angel in the capex details

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 NOV 2018
... declining property prices and weak consumer spending. The rise in capex expectations could be linked to the NAB business survey that although business conditions eased in October, the reading of 12 remains more than twice its long-run average of five ...

Chief economist update: Confidence down, conditions up

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 SEP 2018
Et tu, Brute? The Australian version of the Shakespearean drama, Julius Caesar, that saw Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull politically assassinated (and replaced with the Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison) in the dying days of August may have played a ...

Chief economist update: Should have sold in May and gone away

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAY 2018
... fundamentals, while not strong, are decent enough to push corporate profits higher. This is underscored by the NAB business survey released in early May that showed business confidence rose by two points to a reading of +10 in April (above the long run ...

Chief economist update: Caught in the crossfire

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 APR 2018
... weakened. Conducted from 16 February to 23 February 2018 - when the financial markets were in upheaval - the NAB business survey showed that Australian business confidence dipped by just 2 points to a reading of +9 in February that remained above its ...

Chief economist update: She'll be right, mate!

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 MAR 2018
... idiom. Conducted from 16 February to 23 February 2018 - when the financial markets were in upheaval - the NAB business survey showed that business confidence dipped by just 2 points to a reading of +9 in February that remained above its long-term average ...