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Chief economist update: The power of one
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 MAY 2019
... Vesna Poljak - the Australian Financial Review 's (AFR) market editor - reports Westpac's chief economist Bill Evans has upped the ante and is now calling for not one, not two, but three RBA interest rate reductions "meaning the cash rate will ...
Chief economist update: Wrong way, go down
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 FEB 2019
... and also, the still ongoing fallout from the Hayne Royal Commission. And these, even before Westpac chief economist Bill Evans made it known to the world that he's changed his RBA rate projections from steady all the way, to two rate cuts this year ...
Chief economist update: Nerves of steel
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 FEB 2019
Could it be? Could it be that Westpac's chief economist Bill Evans has just gotten one up on me? Nah Virginia, me don't want to "kill Bill", we economists may not see eye to eye but we stick together. More so that Bill's come around to my ...
Chief economist update: Time for an RBA shift to neutral
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
... low 1.5%. And they will! The $64 million question is what the RBA will do next. According to Westpac chief economist Bill Evans: "At the beginning of 2018 when Westpac was predicting the cash rate would remain on hold in both 2018 and 2019, markets had ...
Confidence up but will consumers shop?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2017
... previous month while the expectations index improved to 100.1 this month from 96.0 in September. Westpac chief economist Bill Evans explains the surveys latest results: "Some of this likely stems from consistent coverage of the continuing improvement ...
A matter of assumptions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 26 SEP 2017
... no longer necessary as the downside risks to growth and inflation have eased. But not Westpac, its chief economist Bill Evans is sticking to his guns and saying that, "we are not convinced that the cash rate will need to rise any time throughout the ...
Not happy enough
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 SEP 2017
... straight month at that. You, I and Irene don't have to hunt for the why's and wherefore's, Westpac chief economist Bill Evans explains it succinctly: "Pressures on family finances, concerns around interest rates, deteriorating housing affordability and ...
Wage freeze
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 AUG 2017
... outnumbered optimists (below 100) and worse, the sixth consecutive month deteriorating confidence. Westpac chief economist Bill Evans got it on point too: "Much of the weakness is likely to reflect a mix of weak growth in wages; increases in key costs ...
Wages separate businesses from consumers
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 AUG 2017
... 2008). But consumer moods are also tracking 2008 records...on the downside as observed by Westpac chief economist Bill Evans: "We have not seen such a succession of weak reads since 2008." The Westpac-MI consumer sentiment index declined to a reading ...
Economic Wrap
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 DEC 2016
... October to 0.11% in November - the fourth straight month of above trend growth. According to Westpac chief economist Bill Evans, ""The Leading Index growth rate has lifted over the last six months from a 0.12% below trend reading in June to the current ...
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