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No big losers in FY22 budget

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
Just about everyone is a winner in this year's federal budget, with treasurer Josh Frydenberg extending tax cuts, significant measures to enhance women's economic security and a $15 billion infrastructure spend.

Australia is coming back: Frydenberg

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The recovery of the Australian economy from COVID-19 has improved the budget position from initial projections, with a significantly lower than expected unemployment rate.

Chief economist update: Iron ore is the glue that binds China and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The price of iron ore continues to heat up, smashing the all-time high of US$191.70 a tonne recorded more than 10 years ago.

Budget to boost home ownership rates

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
Ahead of tomorrow's federal budget, the government announced a raft of measures aimed at increasing home ownership levels, including the expansion of the First Home Super Saver Scheme.

Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
Wall Street benchmark equity indices closed on the up and up on Friday, just as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed disappointing labour market insights.

Chief economist update: Did the BOE just announce taper?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 MAY 2021
The central bank will slow bond purchases to £3.4 billion a week between now and August, but stressed "this operational decision should not be interpreted as a change in the stance of monetary policy". Don't call it taper.

Chief economist update: Japan's elusive virtuous cycle

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 6 MAY 2021
The resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the country is already nullifying one of the Bank of Japan's assumptions.

Chief economist update: A date with the RBA in July

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021
As expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia left monetary policy settings unchanged yesterday, but its made sure all eyes are now on what it will do in July.

Chief economist update: The Fed and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 MAY 2021
Have government and central bank stimulus measures gone so far that they're now smothering the successes achieved during COVID-19?

Chief economist update: COVID-19 causes double-dip

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 MAY 2021
The Eurozone is back in recession, dragged down by COVID-19, but the future is looking brighter.