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Chief economist update: We're not there yet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 NOV 2020
The head honchos of the Fed, ECB and the BOE's collective and cautionary missive comes amid a backdrop of recent COVID-19 vaccine optimism and the rising cases of infections and deaths in their respective domains.
Chief economist update: Oil could slip on fresh lockdowns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 NOV 2020
News that a COVID-19 vaccine is nigh has injected optimism in the world economies, financial markets and commodity markets, including oil.
Chief economist update: Letter V going viral in Australia
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 NOV 2020
The letter V is going viral in Australia (pardon the pun). It was most recently seen in the NAB Business Survey for October, underscored by the sharp rebound in business confidence and business conditions.
Chief economist update: V for vaccine
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 NOV 2020
The latest COVID-19 vaccine development has eased concerns over Joe Biden's win and the likely potential for a double-dip in the US economy.
Chief economist update: Biden cooks Donald's duck
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 NOV 2020
President-elect Joe Biden's victory speech offers a reboot for America - a cleansing of the division, misinformation and rogue leadership that has characterised the White House over the past four years.
RBA measures not solely due to COVID: Treasury
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 6 NOV 2020
The unconventional monetary policy measures launched by the Reserve Bank of Australia are not solely a result of the COVID-19 shock, Treasury Secretary Steven Kennedy said.
Chief economist update: More money for reimposed lockdown
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 6 NOV 2020
The US presidential election remains undecided, with uncertainty prompting the Federal Reserve to keep the status quo. It's the complete opposite of what's happening on the other side of the Atlantic, where both fiscal and monetary policies have come ...
Chief economist update: China's vote for US president
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 NOV 2020
As the world anxiously awaits the result of the US Presidential election, it is perhaps China that is sweating most on the outcome.
Chief economist update: RBA does the limbo rock
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 NOV 2020
Australian equities and bond markets applauded after the Reserve Bank of Australia didn't disappoint expectations, showing how low it can go.
RBA cuts rate to new historic low
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 3 NOV 2020
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has announced another rate cut, bringing the cash rate down to 0.10% for the first time in history.
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