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BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 15 JAN 2021   9:59AM
The Chinese yuan has seen a sharp appreciation, leading major Chinese news outlets to report that the government would be relaxing rules to make it simpler to settle the currency internationally.
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Chief economist update: China on my mind
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 JAN 2021
Australia has graduated from being caught in the US-China spat crossfire to being directly in Beijing's line of fire.
Chief economist update: COVID with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021
Brexit is over and Britain is facing a fresh outbreak of coronavirus infections. What will it mean for the economy and are negative interest rates on the horizon?
Chief economist update: The virus, the vaccine, the variant
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 JAN 2021
If we learned anything from 2020, it is that fiscal and monetary authorities would do whatever it takes to preserve our lives, livelihood and finances.
Chief economist update: No pandemic on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 JAN 2021
The S&P500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 2020 at record highs despite the number of coronavirus infections gripping the US.
Chief economist update: Government spending made money, saved money
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2020
The Morrison government has released its Mid-Year Economic Financial Outlook (MYEFO), proving the old saying 'You must spend money to make money' right.
Household wealth hits record high
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 17 DEC 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to household wealth hitting a record high as Australians stashed their cash during a year plagued with volatile markets and an economic shutdown.
Chief economist update: Fed acts with inaction
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 DEC 2020
The Fed's final act for the pandemic year 2020 was inaction.
Australia in China's shadow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 DEC 2020
Then again, domestic politics leave the Morrison government with no alternative but to stand its ground against China. But for sure and for certain, China wouldn't be backing down.
Chief economist update: East and west at crossroads
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 DEC 2020
China has continued to tighten the screws on Australia after formally banning the importation of Australian coal. The reason, or reasons, are immaterial.
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