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Economic recap: Week to September 17

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 SEP 2021
Remember those Mao Zedong suits? The sartorial fashion that every man, woman and child in China wore (or were required to wear?) during Chinese chairman Mao's "Cultural Revolution" of 1966-1976? Those "uniforms" that comes in grey, navy blue or ...

Economic recap: Week to September 10

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 SEP 2021
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is concerned but not alarmed at the growing cases of Delta variant infections that's wreaking havoc on the lives and livelihood in Australia's two biggest states - New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC). ...

Economic recap: Week to September 3

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 SEP 2021
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its "National Accounts" report for the June 2021 quarter, and it was good... nay, it was great! The report showed the economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, taking ...

Economic recap: Week to August 27

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 AUG 2021
All talk and still no taper (yet). Along with the declaration of "mission accomplished" in the planet's war against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fed's annual Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole symposium is the most widely anticipated event of ...

Economic recap: Week to August 20

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 AUG 2021
The continued spread of the Delta variant in most parts of the world - even in New Zealand despite being locked down after only one case - and reduced vaccine efficacy - as demonstrated by the rise in infections in Israel (one of the very first country ...

Economic recap: Week to August 13

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 AUG 2021
The Delta variant and its seeming immunity to lockdowns and extended lockdowns continue to dominate attention in Australia. Last week, the state of New South Wales (NSW) announced stricter and broader (into regions) of restrictions; the Australian Capital ...

Economic recap: Week to August 6

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 AUG 2021
At the conclusion of its August board meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced its decision to: maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances of 0% maintain the target of 10 basis ...

Economic recap: Week to July 30

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 AUG 2021
The Delta variant outbreak continues to dominate headlines in Australia. Cases of infections in the states of Victoria and South Australia were brought under control and restrictions eased. However, the outbreak in Greater Sydney continued to worsened ...

Economic recap: Week to July 23

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 JUL 2021
The Delta variant outbreak remained the focus of attention in Australia. The daily case of infections in Greater Sydney surged to 136 on Friday (July 23) - the highest number since the this year's outbreak - prompting the NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian ...

Economic recap: Week to July 16

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUL 2021
The Delta variant that's doing the rounds in Greater Sydney crossed the Victorian border last week - prompting a five-day lockdown in the state at about the same time that NSW imposed tighter restrictions. Previous to this and conducted "through ...
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