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Road to recovery
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020
While it is clear it will take some time for the world to return to what it once was, the focus is now on recovery and what the post-pandemic world will look like.
Chief economist update: Powell blamed for fall on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020
From where I sit, this kind of volatility is just the new normal for markets, but everyone is blaming the latest fall on Wall St on Fed chair Jerome Powell.
Australia facing largest ever GDP fall
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2020
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg outlined a bleak future for the Australian economy in a speech to parliament, forecasting GDP to fall over 10% in the June quarter.
Chief economist update: China's beef with Australia
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2020
Less than five months into the year and it has gone from devastation wrought by the bushfires, the lockdown forced on society by the coronavirus and, just in, a brewing trade war with China - its biggest trading partner.
Chief economist update: Easing does it (again)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2020
Easing - this time of social distancing and lockdown restrictions - along with continued policy support from monetary and fiscal authorities has improved financial market sentiment ... a lot.
Chief economist update: Bad news is good news is back
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 MAY 2020
In the current world of high volatility, one day's gain could be wiped out the next. Still, the US equity market's benchmark indices are showing renewed strength at the margin.
Chief economist update: Annus horribilis with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAY 2020
I don't know what the Latin term is for a year that's worse than 'annus horribilis', but 2020 would be it.
Chief economist update: Will emerging markets be first to emerge?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAY 2020
There is a strong case to overweight emerging equity markets versus developed ones, as they report lesser cases of COVID-19 and ease lockdown restrictions earlier than their developed counterparts.
Chief economist update: The outlook for Australia, according to COVID-19
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY 2020
RBA governor Philip Lowe's statement yesterday put in black and white what all central bankers and governments are currently thinking - it all depends on the success of containing or beating COVID-19. But even the RBA's baseline scenario is bad.
Lockdown measures cost $4bn a week: Frydenberg
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 5 MAY 2020
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has revealed the COVID-19 social restrictions are costing the Australian economy $4 billion a week.
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