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.
Chief economist update: Aussie employment rises... but so does our unemployment rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 FEB 2020
I don't see what good another one, two or three RBA rate cuts would achieve. In fact, all they'd do is put us at risk of further problems.
Chief economist update: Working nine to five, barely getting by
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 FEB 2020
Total wages in Australia grew by 2.2% in the year to the December 2019 quarter; unchanged from the previous quarter and the slowest growth rate in close to two years.
Chief economist update: Japan fails to learn from history (yet again)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 FEB 2020
Japan's economy contracted by 1.6% at the end of 2019, while real GDP plunged at an annualised rate of 6.3%. Economists are expecting a rebound in the March quarter but will it be enough?
Chief economist update: The virus, the trade deal and the AUD
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 FEB 2020
COVID-19 has captured the world's attention. So much so, that the good tidings promised and hoped for in the second half of 2019 have received scant attention when delivered.
Coronavirus to infect Q2: Capital Group
ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 14 FEB 2020
The economic impact of the coronavirus has been grossly underestimated, with jolts likely to be felt well into the second quarter.
Chief economist update: COVID-19 could hit Australia with triple whammy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 14 FEB 2020
The anticipated weakening in the Chinese economy, plus the recent Morrison government's ban on Chinese nationals and on people who have travelled to China, would negatively impact Australia's external trade account.
Chief economist update: Australians not confident enough
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 FEB 2020
Latest surveys show an improvement in Australian consumer and business confidence despite concerns over the impact of bushfires, floods and the coronavirus. However, greater analysis reveals a different story.
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