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Chief economist update: Strength in jobs downs RBA rate cut expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 JAN 2020
... with markets pricing in only a 24% chance of a February rate cut from 60% a day before the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release the "good news" on the domestic labour market. Not surprisingly, the Australian jumped by more than half a percent ...
Chief economist update: Australians all let's not rejoice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 JAN 2020
... 134.0 points is above its long-term average of 130.0 and is 8.4% higher than a year ago. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release its December 2019 update on the labour market today. However, the estimates are likely to be distorted by ...
Chief economist update: Aussie Black Friday spend will end Saturday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 JAN 2020
... and the de-escalation of tensions between the US and Iran. All good but even better is the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) latest update on the country's retail spending. The ABS reported that retail sales jumped by 0.9% in the month of November. ...
The super choice of the super wealthy
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 JAN 2020
... said. Overall, Roy Morgan said the economic news is gloomy, due to the slowing economy and slowdown in consumer spending. ABS data released last week showed that consumer spending was outstripped by household saving for the first time in five years ...
Chief economist update: More jobs dull rate cut bets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
... the equity market didn't like it. The S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.3% lower after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the latest update on the country's labour market. This is because good news is bad news - that is, the good news ...
Chief economist update: A penny saved, a penny not earned by the economy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 DEC 2019
... "driven by a decline in income tax payable, which was impacted by the introduction of the low and middle income tax offset" (ABS) - household consumption rose by just 0.1% over the three-month period to its slowest pace since the December quarter of ...
Chief economist update: Australian economy gently turning which way?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 DEC 2019
... resources sector..." Certainly, the "upswing in housing prices" would help but according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS): "Investment in new and used dwellings fell 2.8% in the quarter and 11.0% through the year, reflecting continued weakness ...
Chief economist update: Lower rates still fail to animate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019
... to a record low 0.75% but it's looking a lot like businesses aren't too. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia, Sep 2019 report showed actual total new private capital ...
Chief economist update: Reversal of fortune
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 NOV 2019
... Group's report revealing that: "The total multiplier for output and employment in the construction industry is estimated by the ABS to be 2.866. So, for every $1 million increase in construction output, there is an increase in output elsewhere in ...
RMBS scrutiny could be loosened in US
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 NOV 2019
... absence of SEC-registered RMBS offerings, I am interested in receiving feedback on whether any portion of the Commission's 2014 ABS rules are a significant contributing factor to this absence." The SEC rules require 270 data points for each asset (in ...
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