ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2020   3:27PM
A six-month lockdown could spur Australia's worst recession since the Second World War, if not the Great Depression, according to the Grattan Institute's Brendan Coates.
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First in first out?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2020
As if reports that China hasn't recorded any domestically-transmitted cases of the coronavirus for several days running aren't good news enough, the latest purchasing managers' survey from the National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) provides an early indication ...
Chief economist update: Great Scott! Mighty Mo to the rescue
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAR 2020
ScoMo's stimulus splurge might not stop Australia from registering its first recession in 28 years but it'll keep it short and shallow.
Chief economist update: A whole new world
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 MAR 2020
What will be the new world economic order after this crisis has passed?
Chief economist update: Honey, COVID-19 got me sacked
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 MAR 2020
The virus will dictate the time it takes for economic activity to return to normal, just as it will dictate the depth of the recession, the height of the unemployment rate and the amount of additional dollars spent to bribe it to go away.
RBA expands stimulus measures to states
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAR 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia has injected around $2 billion into state bonds, as it expands its unconventional monetary policy measures.
Chief economist update: COVID-19 eating into jobs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAR 2020
The White House and US Senate finally reached a deal on stimulus, generating optimism in the markets. But how long will the optimism last?
Chief economist update: The cheaper alternative
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 MAR 2020
Three weeks of pain and isolation - which could probably be extended - may be a tall ask but it's a small sacrifice to make for a healthier and wealthier tomorrow.
Recovery expected in 2021: IMF
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 24 MAR 2020
Although the outlook for 2020 looks bleak, recovery is on the cards for 2021, according to IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva.
Chief economist update: Lock us down Scotty!
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 MAR 2020
Australia needs to nip COVID-19 in the bud and lockdown before everything gets out of hand and we're forever throwing good money after this bad virus.
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