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The rate that stops the nation
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 3 NOV 2020
Prior to the horses hitting the track many economists are betting on a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia's board today to a new historical low of 0.10%.
Climate change greater threat than COVID: Report
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 2 NOV 2020
Climate change is set to have a greater impact on the economy than the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a new report from Deloitte Access Economics.
Chief economist update: Not out of the woods
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 OCT 2020
The US has reversed its biggest economic contraction in history with the sharpest recovery on record.
Chief economist update: Europe, we have a problem
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 OCT 2020
Just as we rejoice for the easing of restrictions on home soil, Europe is now facing the tough task of implementing harsher restrictions as COVID-19 infection rates grow.
Chief economist update: The recession is over
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 28 OCT 2020
The Australian recession is over, if Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle is to be believed.
Chief economist update: Victoria's victory
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 27 OCT 2020
The state's reopening will unleash Victorian households' pent-up demand and revive consumer spending that, in turn, lifts business revenues, profits and employment. This virtuous Victorian circle would have positive flow-on effects on the whole entire ...
Tasmania remains best performing state: CommSec
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 26 OCT 2020
Tasmania has retained its status as having the best performing economy in Australia for the third consecutive quarter, CommSec research shows.
Chief economist update: A V, a W and an L
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 26 OCT 2020
The latest results from the monthly Markit Economics PMI draws a picture of the three shapes of the economic recovery or otherwise.
Chief economist update: The UK's new plan... after two plans
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 OCT 2020
In response to another wave, the UK has implemented another plan to support businesses and workers - the third plan in just months.
Chief economist update: Good or bad news is good Wall Street news
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 OCT 2020
So why is Wall Street jumping up and down and going round and round on news of progress or otherwise on stimulus talks? More to the point, why the need for more stimulus when the economy - as recent indications show - is on its way to a virtuous circle ...
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