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ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021   12:01PM
Payroll jobs had recovered to pre-COVID levels by early December 2020, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
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USA Inc is under new management
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021
POTUS 46's words and immediate actions would help close the divide in America and revive its stature in the global stage. This is backed by the rise in US equities, with all benchmark indices rallying to record highs; 10-year US bond yields slipping; ...
Chief economist update: Iron ore is hot
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 JAN 2021
The price of iron ore continues to rise and rise.
Chief economist update: Japan's second state of emergency
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 19 JAN 2021
Japan may need to spend more to mitigate the expected slowing in consumption and business activity following the declaration of the second state of emergency.
Chief economist update: Eurozone at risk of double-dip
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 18 JAN 2021
The longer the Eurozone takes to get on top of the resurgence, the longer the lockdowns, the greater the risk of a double-dip recession.
Chief economist update: Yuan the victim of China's success
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 15 JAN 2021
The Chinese yuan has seen a sharp appreciation, leading major Chinese news outlets to report that the government would be relaxing rules to make it simpler to settle the currency internationally.
Chief economist update: China on my mind
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 JAN 2021
Australia has graduated from being caught in the US-China spat crossfire to being directly in Beijing's line of fire.
Chief economist update: COVID with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021
Brexit is over and Britain is facing a fresh outbreak of coronavirus infections. What will it mean for the economy and are negative interest rates on the horizon?
Chief economist update: The virus, the vaccine, the variant
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 JAN 2021
If we learned anything from 2020, it is that fiscal and monetary authorities would do whatever it takes to preserve our lives, livelihood and finances.
Chief economist update: No pandemic on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 JAN 2021
The S&P500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 2020 at record highs despite the number of coronavirus infections gripping the US.
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