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Australian recovery has been outstanding: La Trobe Financial

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
Attendees of the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum in Sydney have been reassured that Australia's economic recovery has not just been good - it's been very good.

Chief economist update: The great Australian rebound

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
With ABS data showing the first time in history that've posted back-back quarters of more than 3% expansion, it's certain Australia's phoenix-like rise from the ashes of COVID-19 will forever be etched in history.

Chief economist update: Getting better, but not better enough

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 MAR 2021
Keeping rates unchanged, the Reserve Bank of Australia is confident things are getting better, but they won't actually be better until at least 2024, it says.

Stimulus, ERS boost financial comfort

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
The government's stimulus spending, and reforms like the early release scheme, have boosted Australian financial comfort to record highs despite the impact of COVID-19.

Global investor confidence suffers

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
Global investor confidence has decreased since the start of the year, with large drops in Asia and Europe dragging down the index, according to State Street.

Chief economist update: Fed fights back bond bears

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 MAR 2021
What's the point of increased transparency and forward guidance in financial markets - the bond market, in this case - if the Fed and other central banks' have made it clear that it will take some time before there is any movement towards inflation targets?

Chief economist update: The cloud over the rainbow

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 FEB 2021
As hoped, things appear to be slowly going back to normal, but the world economy appears to be getting too much of a good thing.

Chief economist update: Australia's virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 FEB 2021
Even before the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Australia, it was clear we were returning to pre-pandemic normality, and latest stats back this.

Chief economist update: Wall Street can't have its cake and eat it

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 FEB 2021
Wall Street wants both a return to pre-pandemic normal and for President Biden's US$1.2 trillion stimulus package to pass, in addition to continued loosening of monetary policy without inflation. But something has to give.

Chief economist update: The vaccine has landed

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 FEB 2021
Two days short of 13 months when the coronavirus first reached Australian shores (25 January 2020), the vaccine has landed.