Economics
Chief economist update: The Fed pause that refreshes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 31 JAN 2019
Just when I thought that old Wall Street rule of thumb "three steps and a stumble" was no more, it reasserted itself.
Chief economist update: Anatomy of an RBA rate cut
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 JAN 2019
The list of stats indicating that the RBA would be forced into a counter-offensive has been growing over the past few months.
Labour and housing drive rate sentiment
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 29 JAN 2019
Here's why shorting the Australian dollar is a good hedge.
Chief economist update: Trump trumps Fed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 JAN 2019
The Fed's fresh iteration of being "data dependent" - a given for all central banks on the planet - means zilch given Donald Trump's unpredictability.
Australia Day: How the barbecue has changed
DARREN SNYDER  |  FRIDAY, 25 JAN 2019
Over the past 20 years, Australians have increasingly paid more for their meat at Australia Day barbecues. They're also more conscious about drinking alcohol to excess and should eat fruit salad.
Chief economist update: Good jobs bad jobs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 25 JAN 2019
The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest tracking of the labour market shows that we've got jobs and they're multiplying.
Chief economist update: Bring on Aussie dollar depreciation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 24 JAN 2019
There goes our overseas holidays as the cheap Australian dollar would force us to spend our "hard-earned" at home.
Chief economist update: Don't buy now, Australian property will be cheaper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 JAN 2019
Expectations of falling house prices beget even lower house prices. This is because would-be homebuyers and property investors sit and wait for even cheaper prices thereby making it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Royal Commissions puts pressure on finance sector job market: Sunsuper
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 22 JAN 2019
Latest research from Sunsuper shows that despite the permanent job market actually rising over the last 12 months, the finance sector still took a significant hit in job demand.
Chief economist update: Policy normalisation interrupted
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 JAN 2019
You don't even need to see the numbers to know how completely different the International Monetary Fund viewed the world about this time last year.
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