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Chief economist update: Deflated expectations lift deflation expectations

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
... March 2021 quarter GDP contraction to an annualised rate of 3.9% (from the preliminary estimate of 5.1%) is cause for optimism. Then again, the economy shifting back into reverse, following two straight quarters of expansion, presents bad tidings for ...

ASIC increases short selling surveillance

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2021
... information, they can have a positive impact on price formation and market integrity as they may counterbalance excessive market optimism. However, activist short sellers can also unfairly distort the price of a target entity's securities, which ...

Financial services job market hot: Hays

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 27 MAY 2021
According to the latest Hays salary guide, a renewed sense of optimism has swept across the accountancy and finance jobs markets in early 2021. Hays found 57% of accountancy and finance employers will increase salaries by up to 3% when they next review. ...

Chief economist update: COVID-19 causes double-dip

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 MAY 2021
... records began nine years ago" and that, "European bank Q1s show fading concerns about pandemic driven meltdown". This optimism is made manifest by a Bloomberg report (citing SocGen) that, European companies intend to purchase around â,¬150 billion of ...

Chief economist update: Bank of Canada walks the talk

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 APR 2021
... some countries), adaptation by both businesses and consumers to coronavirus controls on their normal activities. This optimism is collectively embodied by upward revisions in the 'OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report March 2021' - "Global GDP ...

Chief economist update: Australians all let us rejoice

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 APR 2021
... lowest level since March 2020 - from 5.8% in February Participation rate increased to 66.3% - a historic high - indicating optimism among jobseekers over the likelihood of getting hired. Employment increased to 13,077,600, and now has overtaken its previous ...

Chief economist update: No fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
The coronavirus optimism that prevailed over the dying weeks of 2020 and into the first quarter of this year has been replaced by concerns over the resurgence in infections - in Europe, India, Japan, South Korea and lately, the US, among others - caused ...

Chief economist update: Fourth wave threatens Olympics, growth outlook

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
... months earlier. To be sure, recent improvements in the au Jibun Bank Japan PMI readings back up both institutions' optimism. But improving as they are, the latest survey showed that overall private sector activity - as measured by the composite PMI ...

Chief economist update: Positive feedback loop

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 6 APR 2021
... made by respondents to the US Institute of Supply Management's (ISM) survey of the services sector for March. This optimism is reflected in the Services PMI which jumped to a record high reading of 63.7 points in March versus 55.3 in the previous ...

Chief economist update: Too much of a good thing could be a bad thing

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021
... improved. According to Lynn Franco, Senior Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board, "Consumers' renewed optimism boosted their purchasing intentions for homes, autos and several big-ticket items". And why the heck not? US consumers' ...
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