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BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUN 2020   11:03AM
The gradual relaxation of restrictions around the world should help underpin a shallower contraction/growth rebound in the domestic economy starting in the September quarter.
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GDP figures reveal start of COVID-19 impact
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUN 2020
The Australian Gross Domestic Product fell 0.3%, seasonally adjusted, in the March quarter and growth slowed to 1.4% through the year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Economic outlook not as bad as predicted: RBA
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUN 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phillip Lowe said the extent of the economic downturn, as a result of the impacts of COVID-19, is not as dire as expected.
Fed buys up BlackRock ETFs
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUN 2020
BlackRock has emerged as the biggest winner of the US Federal Reserve's corporate bond buying program, with its ETFs making up around half of the central bank's purchases.
Chief economist update: What to expect when you're expecting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 JUN 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) policy decision - to be announced this afternoon - will only confirm what everyone is expecting. RBA Governor Philip Lowe and his board will keep Australia's monetary policy settings unchanged.
Wage growth, not wage cuts
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020
With wage cuts across the country and wage rises likely off the table, a former senior public servant and academic has pressed the case for wage growth instead.
Red tape to slow recovery: Lowe
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has called for de-regulation, warning excess regulation threatens the "dynamism" of the Australian economy.
Chief economist update: Better than all the rest
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 29 MAY 2020
RBA governor Philip Lowe has told the Senate Select Committee it's possible the economic downturn won't be as severe for Australia as previously thought, but there will still be a shadow cast by the pandemic.
Chief economist update: Eurozone contraction heads from mild to severe
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 MAY 2020
The European Commission has proposed a major recovery plan, but the more fiscally responsible member nations aren't convinced they should have to bail out their more indebted neighbours.
Chief economist update: V could still become W
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2020
Be wary that continued gains in the equity markets could be reversed if the easing of lockdown rules and social isolation measures brings about a second wave of infection.
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