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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.

Chief economist update: OECD sees stronger growth ahead

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
With world economic growth now expected to be stronger, Australia can grow even stronger.

Chief economist update: Getting hot, hot, hot

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
The global economy is past its worst which is good news for oil, with prices soaring to 14-month highs.

Chief economist update: More manna from UK Treasury

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAR 2021
Another budget, another increase in government spending. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a further £65 billion over this year and next to support the economy, making its budget deficit the highest it's been since WWII.

US upbeat on stimulus, vaccination

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
The US is betting that a combination of the stimulus package and COVID-19 vaccinations will lead to full economic recovery by the end of the year, according to a leading economist.

Australian recovery has been outstanding: La Trobe Financial

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
Attendees of the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum in Sydney have been reassured that Australia's economic recovery has not just been good - it's been very good.

Chief economist update: The great Australian rebound

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
With ABS data showing the first time in history that've posted back-back quarters of more than 3% expansion, it's certain Australia's phoenix-like rise from the ashes of COVID-19 will forever be etched in history.

Chief economist update: Getting better, but not better enough

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 MAR 2021
Keeping rates unchanged, the Reserve Bank of Australia is confident things are getting better, but they won't actually be better until at least 2024, it says.

Stimulus, ERS boost financial comfort

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
The government's stimulus spending, and reforms like the early release scheme, have boosted Australian financial comfort to record highs despite the impact of COVID-19.

Global investor confidence suffers

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
Global investor confidence has decreased since the start of the year, with large drops in Asia and Europe dragging down the index, according to State Street.