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Chief economist update: Turns out Brexit was heaven
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 APR 2020
... 50.0) improved substantially. That was before the coronavirus pandemic hit -- and infected even UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson - prompting the government (like most other governments around the world) to issue draconian social distancing and lockdown ...
Chief economist update: The cheaper alternative
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 MAR 2020
... UK, the Australian government is heading into an utter lockdown earlier than the Motherland. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced "draconian" social isolation measures only yesterday (March 24) at the same time that ScoMo's implementing ever ...
Chief economist update: Lock us down Scotty!
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 MAR 2020
... demand - and Houston, we definitely have a growing problem. China's total lockdown worked. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now implemented his own version. Australia needs to nip the virus in the bud and lock us down before infections get out ...
World rolls out stimulus
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAR 2020
... Trump called on Congress to approve his stimulus package as quickly as possible. Over in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his government's £330 billion package to support businesses. British Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the government ...
Chief economist update: Brexit - the news that was
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020
... Lords where peers will begin line by line scrutiny next week." This the latest news from The Independent , headed "Boris Johnson news: Brexit legislation passes Commons..." News? Brexit has become less of a news item since 12 December 2019 when the Conservatives ...
Chief economist update: Three cheers for Christmas
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 DEC 2019
... from the European Union has become less uncertain following the Conservative Party's, led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, thumping victory at the December 12 general elections. The Conservatives won 365 seats -- majority of 80 seats, the largest ...
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... the recent positive turn of events - US-China trade deal, the UK could finally Brexit with polls predicting UK PM Boris Johnson could win a 96-seat majority at the 12 December polls - had eased uncertainty. But as evident in recent history, the Sino-Yankee ...
Chief economist update: Brexit la la la
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 NOV 2019
... Australia) and from there, hopefully, the UK could Brexit once and for all on the 20 January 2020. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes that the elections would increase his party's majority, paving the way for Brexit to be done and over with. Then ...
Chief economist update: The fear of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 AUG 2019
"Pompa mortis magis terret quam mors ipsa." Translated into the quotee Francis Bacon's - English philosopher, statesman and essayist - mother tongue, "The pomp of death alarms us more than death itself." Yes Virginia, you know where I'm going ...
Chief economist update: The UK is not OK
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 AUG 2019
... year-to-date - supported by the weak currency - it has fallen by 5.6% from its 2019 high, recorded a few days after Boris Johnson assumed office as UK Prime Minister on July 24. The only positive that could be inferred from the latest National Accounts ...
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