Chief economist update: The crash we have to have
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 MAR 2020
The global freezing of economic activity wrought by coronaphobia is shaking what has become an orthodoxy over the past decade that central banks are the new masters of the universe.
Chief economist update: Coronaphobia sickens Japan
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 MAR 2020
While most nations around the world are reeling from the virtual freezing of economic activity, Japan is fast becoming a special (basket) case.
Chief economist update: A crisis of supply, demand and confidence
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 MAR 2020
Apart from running low on ammunition, would lower and lower interest rates be sufficient to reverse - or at least mitigate - the coronavirus' negative impact?
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."
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