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Chief economist update: Aussie employment rises... but so does our unemployment rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) reported that the economy added 13,500 jobs in January - more than market expectations for an increase of 10,000 - with the creation of 46,200 full-time positions more than offsetting the termination of ...
Chief economist update: Working nine to five, barely getting by
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 FEB 2020
... to make a livin' Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'..." - Dolly Parton The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest update on the growth of wages among the country's workers is that it's not. The Statistician's ...
Chief economist update: Turn the beat around
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 JAN 2020
... stats are out and they reveal that Australia's inflation genie is still inside Aladdin's lamp. The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) consumer price index report showed headline inflation inched to 1.8% in the year to the December 2019 ...
Chief economist update: Strength in jobs downs RBA rate cut expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 JAN 2020
... changed expectations 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 ...
Chief economist update: Australians all let's not rejoice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 JAN 2020
... the reading of 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 ...
Chief economist update: Aussie Black Friday spend will end Saturday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 JAN 2020
... 15th of this month 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% ...
Chief economist update: More jobs dull rate cut bets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
... Christmas cheer) but 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 - ...
Chief economist update: Australian economy gently turning which way?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 DEC 2019
... outlook for the 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 ...
Chief economist update: Lower rates still fail to animate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019
... the official cash rate 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 ...
Chief economist update: RBA rate cut outlook
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2019
No RBA rate cut on race day, no more rate cuts ... ever! The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) latest update on the country's consumer price inflation has changed market expectations with regards to how low the Reserve Bank of Australia ...
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