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Economic recap: Week to July 30

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 AUG 2021
... quarter from 1.1% in the previous one. The weighted median CPI inflation sped up to 1.7% from 1.3%. The advance estimate of US GDP growth and the Fed's July FOMC meeting took centre stage last week. The US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported ...

Economic recap: Week to July 23

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 JUL 2021
... the economy of up to $1 billion weekly. Both agree that the longer the lockdown, the higher the probability that Australian GDP would contract in the September quarter. The uncertainty created by the Delta outbreak rendered the minutes of the RBA's ...

New emerging markets ESG fund at Dimensional

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 23 JUL 2021
... across 24 emerging market countries, accounting for about 13% of total global market capitalisation and about a third of global GDP. "The strategy is designed to meaningfully reduce exposure to greenhouse gas emissions and potential emissions from fossil ...

Chief economist update: Delta variant infects Australian economy

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 JUN 2021
... quarter of growth since the pandemic-induced recession in the March and June quarters of 2020 - taking the annual growth in GDP up to 1.1% and national output above the level it was before the coronavirus struck. Australia's labour market stats indicate ...

Super tax concessions to outstrip Age Pension by 2040: Report

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 28 JUN 2021
... Age Pension, according to the fifth Intergenerational Report released today. The government currently spends about 2% of the GDP on superannuation tax concessions. This will rise to 2.9% in the next 40 years, the report said. At the same time, as the ...

Chief economist update: Japan still waiting for the sun to rise

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 JUN 2021
The upward revision to Japan's March quarter GDP growth - to an annualised rate of 3.9% (from the preliminary estimate of 5.1%) - provides cold comfort to an economy that remains stuck in a rut and continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Chief economist update: UK not there yet

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 JUN 2021
... bank's sanguine forward guidance underpinned these positive reactions in the financial markets. For while the BOE upgraded its GDP growth forecast to 5.5% in the June quarter from the 4.25% estimated in May and forewarned that "CPI inflation is expected ...

Chief economist update: Chinese activity indicators disappoint but growth target intact

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
... 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing on the 5th of March this year, Chinese premier Li Kequiang 2021's GDP growth target of over 6%. This compares with consensus expectations - market, the IMF and the OECD - for China's economy ...

Chief economist update: The (dot) plot thickens

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 JUN 2021
... requires holding rates near zero." True that. The Fed's latest economic projections bear this out, upgrading this year's GDP growth to 7.0% from the 6.5% rate forecast in March, with the unemployment rate steadily improving from 4.5% this year ...

Calls for Royal Commission into housing

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 JUN 2021
... rate policies are insufficient to support macroeconomic stability. Overall household debt has risen substantially relative to GDP from 70% in 1990 to almost 185% by 2020. Some three quarters of this debt is in mortgages and 60% of debt held by Australian ...
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