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Profound uncertainty remains: IMF

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 18 JUN 2020
... fiscal support across the globe, aggregate demand remains subdued and is weighing on inflation, alongside lower commodity prices. Additionally, the world is starting to see a "striking divergence" of financial markets from the real economy, with financial ...

Chief economist update: Expect an RBNZ rate cut

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 JUN 2019
... inflation. According to the 'Summary Record of Meeting [26 June 2019] report: "Some members noted that lower commodity prices and upward pressure on the New Zealand dollar could see imported inflation remain soft." The annual growth in New Zealand's ...

Chief economist update: The other president for life in the making

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 6 MAR 2018
... reflects the track record of prudent policy response that has allowed the Russian economy to adjust to lower commodity prices and international sanctions." The other good news is that record low Russian inflation - down to 2.2% in the year to January ...

Flat Australian dividends help case for global diversification

MARK SMITH  |  MONDAY, 22 AUG 2016
... weak spots in the region have been company-driven, or owing to specific sector trends like the impact of lower commodity prices, rather than related to wider economic difficulties. "The slowdown in US dividend growth is not a cause for concern. It began ...

Higher recession risk creates opportunity in large miners: Lazard

MARK SMITH  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2016
... price-to-book ratios are now at 30-year lows, a really attractive level from a pure valuation perspective. While lower commodity prices mean lower profit margins for miners, BHP and Rio are ahead of the competition in terms of being able to get resources ...

Economic experts still defensive in 2016

DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 JAN 2016
... in much the same situation as the global economy, with growth constrained, plus there is the impact of lower commodity prices, although there has been some support to the economy from house building," one panel member said. There was a consensus Australia's ...

Reversal of fortunes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 OCT 2015
... currency. The stronger the greenback, the fewer dollars required to purchase the same quantity of commodities. Lower commodity prices, in turn, negatively affect commodity-producing countries, decreasing overall global demand, limiting any inroads to ...

Bad news day

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 SEP 2015
... 4.4% from 4.9%. And where the Fed (strong US dollar) and China (weak commodity demand), there surely are lower commodity prices and the ill effects they have on commodity exporting countries, including Australia. There's the Eurozone where growth remains ...

Should the Fed re-launch QE?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 AUG 2015
... currency. The stronger the greenback, the fewer dollars required to purchase the same quantity of commodities. Lower commodity prices, in turn, negatively affect commodity-producing countries, decreasing overall global demand, limiting any inroads to ...

Market lower at noon

AAP  |  FRIDAY, 24 JUL 2015
... from its early losses as gains by retailers, health companies and financials offset weakness among miners. Lower commodity prices have caused a resources sector sell-off, with BHP Billiton down 69 cents at $25.58, Rio Tinto down 98 cents at $51.20 and ...
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