Economics
Chief economist update: Japan yearns for a weaker yen
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 APR 2019
The Bank of Japan says the yen's strength is having an impact on the economy and prices.
Chief economist update: EUr next
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 APR 2019
Trump's now trained his crosshairs on the European Union. Make no mistake, this is not an empty threat. Trump will follow through.
Chief economist update: Two indicators giving the Fed a headache
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2019
It appears nothing is normal with the Fed's march toward normalising monetary policy.
Chief economist update: Aussie property price falls become self-fulfilling
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2019
The continued decline in property will have flow-on effects on those providing ancillary services to the sector, not to mention the hit to optimism by the negative wealth effect from falling housing prices.
Chief economist update: ECB digs deeper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 APR 2019
The ECB is again thinking of new "instruments to deliver on our mandate" even before TLTRO-III becomes operational starting in September this year.
Chief economist update: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst of Brexit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2019
At its last monetary policy committee meeting, the BOE voted unanimously to keep the Bank Rate unchanged and maintain bond purchases at £435 billion, declaring its future actions would largely depend on Brexit. It may have to wait a while longer now
Chief economist update: Rosy assumptions a Budget surplus make
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 APR 2019
Wayne Swan, Chris Bowen, Joe Hockey all promised surpluses but failed - all because events didn't live up to assumptions.
Australia back in the black
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
Australia's budget is back in the black after 12 years, as the Treasurer estimates a surplus of $7.1 billion or 0.4% of the GDP for 2019-20.
Chief economist update: China stitches it in time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2019
Latest data shows that China's manufacturing sector is back in expansion.
Chief economist update: No credit to the RBA
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 1 APR 2019
If the RBA's very own Financial Aggregates report doesn't convince the board to consider an interest rate cut very, very soon, by the time it does it may all be too little too late.
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