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Chief economist update: Prepare for lift off
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JAN 2021
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted a shallower contraction in world output for the year ended 2020 - minus 3.5%, down from the October forecast of a 4.4% contraction and the 4.9% decline it ...
Chief economist update: The virus, the vaccine, the variant
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 JAN 2021
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water." - Jaws About this time last year, the world was alerted - but only mildly alarmed - at yet another SARS-like disease spreading in Wuhan, China (the first confirmed case reported on December ...
Banking crisis more likely in conflicted countries: IMF
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 30 JUL 2020
... banking crisis are 2.5 times higher if it is affected by a conflict, according to research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF economist Rasmane Ouedrago and senior resident representative in South Africa Montfort Mlachila found that while ...
Aussie equities stage recovery
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 21 JUL 2020
... equities rebounded to return 17.4% in the second quarter. The report referenced predictions by both the International Monetary Fund and the OECD around the slow global economic recovery. In Australia the IMF expects GDP to fall by 4.5% this year, a 2.2 ...
Global public debt to reach 101.5% of GDP: IMF
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 13 JUL 2020
The International Monetary Fund has predicted global public debt will rise to its highest levels in history as a result of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the face of a sharp decline in global output, a massive fiscal response has ...
Chief economist update: This rebound is brought to you by the letter V
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 JUN 2020
... year. Latest forecasts by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and the Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) tells the same story. The 'OECD Economic Outlook, June 2020' report shows the Eurozone economy contracting ...
Chief economist update: Still the best and better than all the rest
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 JUN 2020
Victorian supermarkets - Woolworths and Coles - have re-introduced buying limits in their stores as hoarders and panic-buyers returned, raiding shelves of toilet paper, paper towel, hand sanitiser, rice, pasta, flour, sugar and the like following reports ...
Profound uncertainty remains: IMF
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUN 2020
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in surveying the economic landscape, the sheer scale and severity of the global lockdown has been striking. Gita Gopinath, economic counsellor and director of the research department at the IMF, said the "Great ...
Chief economist update: Will emerging markets be first to emerge?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
... make. At the start of the year, in its 'World Economic Outlook' (WEO) report, the IMF's (International Monetary Fund) crystal ball predicted that "emerging market and developing economy group, growth is expected to increase to 4.4 percent ...
Chief economist update: Labor Day mayday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAY 2020
It would have been funny had it not been for the gravity of the circumstances the planet has found itself in these days of the coronavirus pandemic. For right on the eve of "Labor Day", the US Department of Labor reports that more than 30 million Americans ...
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