BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2019   11:09AM
As per the data, a Big Mac costs US$5.74. Let's compare this with the countries included in the US Department of Treasury's Monitoring List.
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Chief economist update: A case for optimism
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUL 2019
With a buoyant stock market, tax cuts, lower interest rates and a recovering housing market, one would think all Australians should have every reason to dance on the streets.
Chief economist update: Hard target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2019
With business conditions and confidence like it is, the Reserve Bank of Australia's full employment target just got a little harder to meet.
Chief economist update: Australia needs a cheaper A$
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2019
The Reserve Bank of Australia would have to at least match the Fed's interest rate cut decisions to keep the A$ from appreciating.
Chief economist update: BOE flips tightening bias to easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 JUL 2019
Expectations are growing that the Bank of England will cut interest rates by November.
Chief economist update: The turn in Australia's cycle from vicious to virtuous
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 JUL 2019
Working hand-in-hand, the RBA and the government might - nay, scratch that - will be able to turn Australia's vicious cycle into a virtuous one.
Chief economist update: Currency manipulators beware
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUL 2019
Trump's recent call to match what he perceives as currency manipulation from America's trading partners is consistent with his view (and criticism) that the Fed should have been cutting interest rates, not raising them.
Chief economist update: The back-to-back rate cuts Australia has to have
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUL 2019
Expect more Reserve Bank of Australia snip, snip, snips to come our way for governor Lowe has just shifted the goalposts.
Chief economist update: BOJ Tankan tanking?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 JUL 2019
The G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan has come and gone. Except for the photo-op, 18 of the leaders could have stayed at home and nobody would have noticed.
Chief economist update: Iron ore on the up and up
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 JUL 2019
The way it's going, the rally in iron ore prices will keep on going and going. And Australia stands to benefit.
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