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Chief economist update: Australia's gentle turning point to turn
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAR 2020
It would have been up, up and away for the Australian economy had it not been for the bushfires and the coronavirus.
Chief economist update: Welcome to the day after tomorrow
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAR 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia and US Federal Reserve's decisions to cut interest rates on the same day suggests that a coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic is underway.
Chief economist update: The C word
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAR 2020
It was only a matter of time. With everyone talking about coronavirus under their face masks, it's hardly surprising that fiscal and monetary authorities are now responding with their own "c" words.
RBA expected to cut again; maybe even tomorrow
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 2 MAR 2020
Finder's RBA Cash Rate Survey found 90% of economists believe there will be a rate cut in 2020, with 15% expecting the cut to come tomorrow.
Chief economist update: Coronavirus causes equity market correction
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 2 MAR 2020
Like all diseases, epidemics and pandemics before it, a cure, a serum, a vaccine will be developed for the coronavirus.
Chief economist update: A sensationalised version of the flu?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 FEB 2020
Equity markets are caught in a landslide of sensationalist headlines about COVID-19.
Chief economist update: Wall Street sneezes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 FEB 2020
"When Wall Street sneezes, the rest of the world catch a cold."
Chief economist update: COVID-19 solves overtourism in Europe
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 FEB 2020
The spread of COVID-19 gave Europeans what they wished for, a reduction in tourist numbers.
Chief economist update: Who's afraid of COVID-19?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 25 FEB 2020
China's stock market appeared to be bouncing back from the hit it took from coronavirus. Not anymore. COVID-19 is gnawing through investors' hazmat suits.
China vaccinates against corona
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 FEB 2020
Weekend reports that COVID-19 is not only multiplying but infecting more countries sent financial markets back.
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