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Chief economist update: Europa rides the bull once again
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
Just like the myth of Europa, Eurozone equities are riding on the back of a bull. Eurozone equities soared to their highest levels in 13 years. The VStoxx index - the Eurozone's fear gauge dropped to 13-month lows. Lucky 13. The Euro Stoxx-50 index ...
Chief economist update: Fourth wave threatens Olympics, growth outlook
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
The way it's (not) going for Japan, recent upgrades to its 2021 economic growth made by the OECD and the International Monetary Fund might need to be toned down or even reversed to a downgrade at their next outing. The OECD's March 2021 "Interim ...
Chief economist update: RBA promises support over the next three years
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 APR 2021
... and upgrades to the domestic economy's growth outlook by international agencies. The IMF's 'World Economic Outlook April 2021' report (released overnight) upgraded Australia's GDP growth to 4.5% this year from 3.5% forecast in January ...
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
... the city shut on January 23 last year. So much so, that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) first World Economic Outlook (WEO) report (released on 20 January 2020) predicted that, "Global growth is projected to rise from an estimated 2.9% in ...
Chief economist update: Middle Kingdom on top
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 20 OCT 2020
... the exception of China will have suffered recession in 2020" and backed by the IMF's October 2020 "World Economic Outlook" predicting Chinese GDP growth of 1.9% this year and 8.2% in 2021. The sequential improvement in China's activity stats ...
Chief economist update: This rebound is brought to you by the letter V
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 JUN 2020
... scenario) and minus 11.5% versus minus 9.3% (under a double-hit scenario). Similarly, the IMF's 'World Economic Outlook, June 2020' report has the Eurozone contracting by more (-10.2%) this year relative to advanced economies (-8.0%). But ...
Chief economist update: Still the best and better than all the rest
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 JUN 2020
... (0.4%); and equals New Zealand (0.03%). The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) recently-released 'World Economic Outlook, June 2020' update reinforces the luck of Australians (sorry Ireland). The IMF its 2020 world GDP growth forecast by ...
Chief economist update: Will emerging markets be first to emerge?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
We're all in this together. Just as the coronavirus doesn't distinguish between race, colour, creed or political affiliations, responses by governments - rich and poor - have been the same all over the world (well, almost except notably Sweden) ...
Chief economist update: Stimulus measures ease extreme fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 APR 2020
... unemployment rate jumped by nearly a percentage point to 4.4% from 3.5% in February. Based on the IMF's April "World Economic Outlook" report, the worse is yet to come, with the unemployment rate lifting to 10.4% this year and only easing to 9.1% ...
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