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No more easy 6% returns: Fidelity

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
Despite the fairly sunny economic outlook, lower investment returns are a reality that institutional investors will have to grapple with, according to Fidelity International. Fidelity International cross asset investment specialist Anthony Doyle said ...

Chief economist update: OECD sees stronger growth ahead

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
... now projected to be 5.6% this year, an upward revision of more than 1 percentage point from the December OECD Economic Outlook. World output is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels by mid-2021 but much will depend on the race between vaccines and emerging ...

Australian recovery has been outstanding: La Trobe Financial

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
... on economies around the world, Australia's rebound has been phenomenal. "Trying to summarise the domestic economic outlook for Australia over the most remarkable 12 months is a very tall order," Andrews said. "In a nutshell it has been good, very ...

Chief economist update: Getting better, but not better enough

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 MAR 2021
... 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 (RBA). ...

Westpac prioritises risk management

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 FEB 2021
... half 2020 average, mainly from an impairment benefit reflecting both improved credit quality and a much-improved economic outlook." He added that business portfolio simplification is underway and the exit of several units are progressing. This included ...

Chief economist update: Taper talks are premature

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 29 JAN 2021
... crisis continues to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook." A rational enough rationale for Powell to segue into quelling the financial markets' concern du' jour - rising inflation ...

Chief economist update: Prepare for lift off

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JAN 2021
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted a shallower contraction in world output for the year ended 2020 - minus 3.5%, down from the October forecast of a 4.4% contraction and the 4.9% decline it ...

Chief economist update: The virus, the vaccine, the variant

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 JAN 2021
... the city shut on January 23 last year. So much so, that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) first World Economic Outlook (WEO) report (released on 20 January 2020) predicted that, "Global growth is projected to rise from an estimated 2.9% in ...

Chief economist update: Government spending made money, saved money

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020
... MYEFO said. "The change in the deficit since the 2020-21 Budget has primarily been driven by improvements in the economic outlook, including higher-than-expected receipts and a lower-than-expected number of people receiving the JobKeeper Payment. This ...

Chief economist update: Fed acts with inaction

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 DEC 2020
... to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term," the Fed said. Fed officials appear to be leaning on the side of the vaccine. To be sure, recent indicators ...