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Chief economist update: Submerging markets

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 AUG 2018
Emerging markets had been rallying even before 2017 turned into 2018, outperforming developed markets - 27.8% versus 16.3% - at the end of last year. Those were the days of synchronised growth upswing, given more oomph by Trump's declared corporate ...

Chief economist update: Look ma, inflation ate my wages

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 AUG 2018
"Wage growth in Australia has grown at an annual rate of 2.1%, continuing to stabilise between 2-2.1% over the past four quarters." That's the positive spin from ABS chief economist Bruce Hockman. Not necessarily negative - wages are still growing ...

Chief economist update: Emerging markets feel the heat as Turkey burns

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 AUG 2018
Emerging markets continue to feel the heat from Turkey's roasting and so do several European countries. The European Central Bank (ECB) can only count its blessings that Turkey is not Greece. It has applied, but Turkey is not (yet) a member of the ...

Retirement planning is a personal responsibility

HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 27 JUL 2018
Twenty-five years since the beginning of compulsory employer superannuation, Australians are beginning to understand having enough money for retirement is up to their own planning, according to a new report. Latest State Street Global Advisors research ...

Chief economist update: Draining the swamp

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 JUL 2018
"We're going to drain the swamp." This was one of US President Donald Trump's battle cry when he was still campaigning for the top job in America. It looks like he's on his way to fulfilling this promise but instead, Trump's draining ...

Chief economist update: Chinese dragon now a bear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JUN 2018
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? If we're talking about the US and China, it appears that the answer is that the immovable object (China) drops. China's Shanghai Composite index dropped to 2844.51 points from ...

Aussie retirement confidence dropping

HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JUN 2018
Qantas Super's latest research highlights pessimism in middle aged Australians preparing to retire. Qantas Super's most recent retirement index shows Australian adults aged 40-59 are now the most pessimistic demographic when it comes to retirement. ...

Aussie CEOs understand ESG risks: KPMG

HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 28 MAY 2018
Australian chief executives believe they must look beyond financial growth to ensure long-term sustainable success. The fourth annual installment of KPMG's Global CEO Outlook found Australian chief executives recognise the importance of ESG policies ...

Chief economist update: Erdogan's Turkey is cooked

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 MAY 2018
I'm all for transparency but some discussions or disagreements are better resolved behind closed doors. Not for the limelight/spotlight-hogging president of the US. Donald Trump didn't take to Twitter this time, he penned an open letter to tell ...

Chief economist update: Forget asking for a pay rise

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2018
It's good and...it's bad. The statistician's estimates of the Australian labour market for April provide something to crow about for the optimists and the pessimists alike. As the bulls would have it (that includes the Coalition government ...