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Economic recap: Week to July 16

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUL 2021
... This could also be because Australia is facing the latest hurdle from a position of strength. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that the country's unemployment rate dropped to an 11-year low of 4.9% in June - below the March 2020's ...

Chief economist update: Delta variant infects Australian economy

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 JUN 2021
"They gathered for the feast They stab it with their steely knives, But they just can't kill the beast." - The Eagles, 'Hotel California' Only a few days after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept monetary policy settings unchanged and ...

Chief economist update: Thank you, my frenemy

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUN 2021
... and Canberra have kissed and made up and let bygones be bygones. Preliminary estimates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the country's merchandise goods trade surplus expanded to a record $13.3 billion in May from $9.7 billion ...

Chief economist update: It's raining jobs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
"It's raining men! Hallelujah! It's raining men!" -The Weather Girls Australian 'men' (and women) at work' that is. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS): "Employment increased by 115,000 people in May, following the 31,000 ...

Chief economist update: How do you solve a problem like Australia's housing?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JUN 2021
Tell us something we, Australians all, don't already know. Those who have (at least one) are salivating, wringing their hands and thanking their lucky stars. Those who don't are still pounding the pavement - winter, spring, summer and autumn ...

Chief economist update: Home sweet home

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
"Boom boom boom boom!" - Vengaboys The Australian property market should adopt this as its official anthem. The property craze in this Land Down Under is best portrayed by an article in the Daily Telegraph telling the story about "a mouldy 1970s house ...

Chief economist update: Australia on top

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2021
In the words of Frank Sinatra, Australia's now "A-number one, top of the list, head of the heap, king of the hill..." Ol' blue eyes was, of course, singing about the Big Apple (New York) but comparing apples with apples, Australia's on top. ...

Chief economist update: Victoria's victory against the virus voided

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021
Australia's state of Victoria is back in lockdown. So are Victorians' irritation and anger at having their lives and livelihood restricted for the fourth time since the coronavirus began early last year. So are estimates of the cost to the state ...

Financial services job market hot: Hays

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021
... more would better reflect their performance. While 3% might not sound like much to some, recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows wages growth of just 0.6% overall. The Hays guide is based on a survey of 3500 organisations, representing over ...

Chief economist update: China and Australia's interdependence

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 MAY 2021
... lobsters to wine - into its shores, China remains our top export market. Preliminary estimates by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the country's merchandise goods trade surplus expanded to A$10.1 billion in April - the third highest ...
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