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Chief economist update: Powell said, Yellen said

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAR 2021
With Biden, Powell and Yellen flooding the US economic and financial system with liquidity, there is no doubt that the tide of economic growth would continue to rise.

Chief economist update: BOE not letting its guard down

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 23 MAR 2021
With its latest decision, the Bank of England is being prudent despite improved economic growth, COVID-19 infection rates and additional stimulus.

Chief economist update: What a difference an Australian year makes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 MAR 2021
Despite delays in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, with cases of infections virtually next to nil, life has and can continue to go on as it did pre-pandemic - jabbed or unjabbed.

Chief economist update: When 6%-plus growth is deemed too low

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 19 MAR 2021
Many a time, China's annual economic growth target had been considered too high/ambitious by economists, international institutions and financial markets. This time is different.

Chief economist update: The do-nothing Fed

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021
As financial markets expected, the Federal Reserve did nothing at its March 17 meeting, with the central bank providing an outlook that was exactly as expected.

Economic recovery has been stronger than expected: Lowe

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
Australia's economic recovery has been quicker and stronger than expected, according to Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe.

Chief economist update: Japan to double down on stimulus?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
It's beginning to look like the BOJ's target rate that has been frozen at minus 0.1% over the past five years will be moved deeper into negative soon.

Chief economist update: ECB gives PEPP talk

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAR 2021
It's not what the European Central Bank did at its March meeting that's sent the Euro Stoxx-50 index skyward, but all the talk around its pandemic emergency purchase programme.

Chief economist update: Confidence contagion

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 MAR 2021
Australia is once again being infected - infected with optimism, that is.

Business investment slow to click into gear: Lowe

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phillip Lowe has expressed his concerns over the slow uptake of business investment in Australia, which he said is slowing economic recovery.