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Chief economist update: David Australia versus Goliath China

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 DEC 2020
... 2022," the RBA said. The Australian central bank's optimism was almost immediately backed up by the 'OECD Economic Outlook, December 2020' report released on the same day that upgraded the country's growth forecast to a 3.8% contraction ...

Chief economist update: Vaccine optimism sparks AUD resurgence

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 NOV 2020
... containment of the second wave (notwithstanding fresh reports of infections in South Australia) has improved domestic economic outlook. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe thought as much. In his address at the annual dinner of the Committee ...

Chief economist update: Middle Kingdom on top

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 20 OCT 2020
... less than market expectations for a 5.2% print but it affirms the OECD's statement in its September 2020 Economic Outlook Interim Report that, "All G20 countries with the exception of China will have suffered recession in 2020" and backed by the ...

AAA rating holds on by a thread

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2020
... largely been eased outside of Victoria, except for a modest tightening in New South Wales, which should support the economic outlook." The ratings agency said it expects interstate and international travel restrictions to remain in place, which will ...

Ratings deteriorate at AMP

ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 2 OCT 2020
... downgrade considers the impact of AMP Group's governance on its credit profile, it said. "We expect the uncertain economic outlook and coronavirus-related early withdrawal of superannuation funds will continue to constrain the group's ability to attract ...

Chief economist update: Pandemic, what pandemic?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 1 OCT 2020
... from succumbing to the recession that has struck most nations around the world. As the OECD's September 2020 Economic Outlook Interim Report puts it: "All G20 countries with the exception of China will have suffered recession in 2020." Chinese GDP ...

Chief economist update: Australia's third arrow

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 SEP 2020
... dodging the pandemic-induced global recession and expected to expand by 1.8% this year and by 8.0% in 2021 (OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report September 2020), it'll go shopping for more of our exports, not only goods but also services - when ...

Chief economist update: The W in the second wave

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020
... recovery in the Eurozone. This was underscored by the OECD and the IMF's June 2020 projections. The 'OECD Economic Outlook, June 2020' report showed the Eurozone economy advancing by 6.5% (single-hit scenario) or by 3.5% (double-hit) - outperforming ...

Chief economist update: Zero beyond 2023

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 SEP 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". Added to this is the uncertainty over the upcoming US elections, the on-going Sino-US trade war and ...

Argo Infrastructure posts $9.3m loss, but increases dividends

ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 31 AUG 2020
... sustainable cashflows. Considering the current environment, Argo said it would remain cautious on the global economic outlook until a vaccine is widely available. "Accordingly, Argo Infrastructure's portfolio is modestly defensively positioned with a ...