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

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 JUN 2021
... 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 to grow by 8.0% this year. The distortions wrought by the coronavirus pandemic to consumer and business ...

Chief economist update: Anchoring the recovery

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
... leading economic indicators in the region had significantly improved. So much so, that in its May Economic Outlook report, the OECD upgraded the Eurozone's GDP growth forecasts to 4.3% this year (from 3.6% its predicted in December 2020) and 4.4% ...

Chief economist update: A delicate balancing act

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
... - recently reinforced by the OECD's upgrade to global growth. In its 'Economic Outlook, May 2021' report, the OECD upgraded its global GDP growth forecast to by 5.8% this year and by 4.4% in 2022. This compares with the 5.6% and 4.0%, respectively ...

Chief economist update: RBA cash rate on ice until 2024

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 JUN 2021
Except to reinforce its message that interest rates will remain at record lows "until 2024 at the earliest", the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) June board meeting was largely a ho-hum affair. As expected, the RBA left monetary policy settings ...

Chief economist update: OECD upgrades global growth but advises continued policy support

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 1 JUN 2021
... returned to pre-pandemic activity levels." This was what the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) latest 'Economic Outlook' report revealed as it upgraded its projections for the world economy, supported by the quickening ...

Ironbark signs on Canadian manager

KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 24 MAY 2021
... Australia and New Zealand Investors. Fiera Infrastructure's EagleCrest Infrastructure invests mid-market infrastructure assets in OECD countries. It is led by Alina Osorio who was previously the chief executive of Aquila Infrastructure, and of Macquarie ...

Rest offers extra parental leave

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
... part-time work. The gap between male and female workforce participation rates in Australia is 10%, making it the 16th highest in OECD countries.

KPMG recommends super changes

KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021
... work. The gap between male and female workforce participation rates in Australia is 10%. This makes it the 16 th highest in OECD countries. KPMG said the interplay of childcare and tax and transfer systems are creating a barrier to women returning to ...

Chief economist update: A date with the RBA in July

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021
... purchase program". As expected, it lifted Australia's GDP growth forecast to 4.75% this year - now in line with both the OECD and IMF's latest projections - from 3.5% it predicted in its February statement. This stronger economic growth would ...

Chief economist update: Not yet time to make a change

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 APR 2021
"It's not time to make a change Just relax, take it easy..." - Cat Stevens This is the US Federal Reserve's message to the markets at the conclusion of its April FOMC meeting in its efforts to calm concerns over rising inflation expectations ...
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