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Chief economist update: Coronavirus threatens Tokyo Olympics
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020
The sooner the coronavirus is licked, the better for everybody - more so for Japan. The Diamond Princess Cruise Ship underscores the positive impact of tourism on Japan's economy. The nearly 4000 tourists quarantined aboard the ship due to the coronavirus ...
Chief economist update: Coronavirus infects oil market
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 FEB 2020
It appears that no one and nothing is immune from the spread of the coronavirus. It's now turned the bull market in crude oil into a bear. Crude oil prices sank by more than 10% (the technical definition of a bear market) - WTI oil down 15.6%; Brent ...
Chief economist update: Steady as it was, steady it will be
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JAN 2020
... any better, I would infer that Madam Lagarde was channelling her previous role as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that the institution's missive "Tentative Stabilization, Sluggish Recovery?" contained in its January 2020 'World ...
Chief economist update: Equity markets struck by coronavirus
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JAN 2020
... respiratory syndrome) of the early 2000s stopped after 775 deaths? Reuters too. It pointed to a 2008 study conducted by the IMF that predicted that an influenza pandemic could cost US$3 trillion and a 5 per cent fall in world output. But this one I found ...
Light on horizon for global economy
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 21 JAN 2020
... rebound is climate change. In 2019 the global economy experiences the weakest growth since the Global Financial Crisis, but the IMF is expected 2020 to deliver global gross domestic product growth of 3.3%. The IMF published its expectations in its report ...
Chief economist update: Let's talk about debt
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 26 NOV 2019
... tape." "The 13 represent ten universities in five states. Among them are macroeconomists, economic modellers, former Treasury, IMF, OECD and Reserve Bank officials and a former government minister." Just as I've put forward five months earlier on ...
Chi-X forced to be client of competition
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 4 NOV 2019
... right for competition in Australia," Aikins said. Somes pointed out that in a recent report the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said there would be significant benefits to separating the clearing and settlements functions within the ASX. The report ...
Chief economist update: RBA rate cut outlook
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 OCT 2019
... savers might be more significant." There was RBA governor Philip Lowe's statement at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forum in Washington about his optimism over the domestic economy and therefore, "I wouldn't assume" further rate reductions. ...
Is the A$ becoming a safe-haven currency?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 OCT 2019
... Why would the RBA ponder zero and QE otherwise? Latest business and consumer sentiment surveys are down and growth ... the IMF has recently slashed Australia's GDP growth forecasts by 0.5 percentage points to 1.7% this year and by 0.4 pps to 2.3% in ...
Chief economist update: Oil to slide into 2020
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 24 OCT 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released its 'World Economic Outlook' report for October where it slashed its global growth projection to 3.0% this year (from 3.2% forecast in July) before rebounding to 3.4% (downgraded from its ...
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