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IMF predicts bleak Australian outlook
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 OCT 2019
The International Monetary Fund has predicted Australia's economy will weaken a full percentage point in 2019 down to 1.7% growth from 2.7% last year. In its latest World Economic Outlook report, the IMF warned of a "synchronised global slowdown" to ...
Chief economist update: Brexit uncertainty is not all that bad
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 OCT 2019
Hear ye, hear ye! Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II has spoken. "My Government's priority has always been to secure the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on October 31," she has said. Whether her majesty will later come to regret ...
Chief economist update: When QE is not QE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 OCT 2019
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, is it a duck? It is not, according to the US Federal Reserve. On October 11, the Fed issued a press release explaining its plan to buy Treasury bills at "an initial pace of approximately $60 billion per ...
Chief economist update: Japan tightens fiscal policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
Just as the clamour among central banks for fiscal policy aid continue to grow - recently supported by prescriptions from international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ...
Super funds face scrutiny in Canberra
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 10 OCT 2019
... Superannuation Funds of Australia will also front the committee. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics has not previously scrutinised the superannuation industry, but chair Tim Wilson MP said the hearings are an important part ...
Chief economist update: Negative bang for RBA, government's buck
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 OCT 2019
"Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act." - Howard Zinn Taken after the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) third interest rate reduction this year which brought the official cash rate ...
Chief economist update: Synchronised forecasts for a synchronised slowdown
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 OCT 2019
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water..." - Jaws The history of the US-China trade negotiations has followed a pattern ever since it began in 2018 - rhetoric from both sides building hopes for a deal only to be followed by escalating ...
Chief economist update: When monetary and fiscal policies don't meet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 8 OCT 2019
He said, he said. This must be a thing now. Just as US President Trump and his central bank governor Jerome Powell don't see eye to eye with the conduct of government and monetary policies, there is no meeting of the minds between Australian Prime ...
Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 4 OCT 2019
"Bad news is good news." That phrase, born of the Great Recession of 2008, has become a staple and go to rationale each time equity markets jump on bad news. Bad news! Wall Street dropped - Dow down by 1.9%, S&P 500 down by 1.8%, Nasdaq down by 1.6% ...
Chief economist update: US recession on the cards
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 OCT 2019
"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they're here to stay..." - The Beatles Well, two yesterdays ago to be precise. This was on October 1 when the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut interest rates for a third time ...
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