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BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 28 SEP 2020   10:27AM
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented shock to the rental housing market, reducing demand for rental properties at the same time as supply has increased, according to the RBA.
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Need to recalibrate the fiscal strategy: Frydenberg
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the medium-term effects of COVID-19 have made it necessary to recalibrate the government's fiscal strategy ahead of the budget release.
Chief economist update: UK's winter of discontent
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 SEP 2020
The gains made in containing coronavirus infections are wasted. Not only that, it's gonna cost more.
Chief economist update: October rate cut?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
Will the RBA cut interest rates next week as Westpac chief economist Bill Evans has led financial markets to believe?
Chief economist update: RBA negative on negative interest rate policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 SEP 2020
Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle address at the Australian Industry Group's virtual conference yesterday sparked a second wave - a second wave of negative interest rate speculation, that is.
Chief economist update: Dan defeats second wave
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 SEP 2020
Harsh as it may be, the resurgence of cases of coronavirus infections in Europe supports Dan Andrews' cautious approach towards re-opening.
Chief economist update: Yoshihide and the yen
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
In addition to eroding Japan's export competitiveness and dragging growth, a higher yen - spurred by a European second wave - could put downward pressure on the nation's already very low/negative inflation.
Chief economist update: As luck would have it
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020
It wasn't supposed to go this way. Given the lockdown in Melbourne and most closed-border policy in most states, financial markets and economists were correct in expecting further deterioration in the domestic labour market. But they were wrong.
Chief economist update: Zero beyond 2023
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 SEP 2020
The fed funds rate could remain at near zero beyond 2023.
Chief economist update: China's post-pandemic economy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 SEP 2020
While the People's Bank of China remains on alert, recent activity stats are easing pressure on both China's fiscal and monetary authorities.
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