Chief economist update: Australia's low(er)-flation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 1 NOV 2018
Will the next move in the official cash rate, as Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe put it, likely "be up, rather than down"?
Chief economist update: Eurozone growth slowing fast
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 OCT 2018
Advance estimates show that the single currency region's GDP grew by a mere 0.2% in the September quarter - half the previous two quarters 0.4% rate, half market expectations for a 0.4% expansion and the weakest quarterly growth rate since the June 2014 ...
Chief economist update: BOJ on a steady
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 30 OCT 2018
The Bank of Japan starts its two-day monetary policy meeting today and it's not about to give financial markets a Halloween spook.
Super-size me: Latest employment trends
DARREN SNYDER  |  MONDAY, 29 OCT 2018
Wealth management recruiters and their prospective job candidates are beneficiaries of businesses looking to "super-size" roles in digital and customer engagement positions.
Chief economist update: Shopaholics drive US growth
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 OCT 2018
The inflation measures embedded in the US National Accounts would surely give President Donald Trump more ammunition on his verbal attack on the US Federal Reserve.
Chief economist update: Super Mario keeps his cool
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 OCT 2018
According to the European Central Bank president its mandate is towards price stability, not towards financing governments' deficits.
Chief economist update: Fear and loathing on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 25 OCT 2018
Persistent sell orders have put Wall Street's major benchmark indices either in a correction or on the cusp of one.
Chief economist update: The winter of Australia's discontent
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 OCT 2018
Rabobank predicts the country's national harvest would drop by 23% in the 2018/19 crop season to a mere 29.3 million tonnes compared with the previous year's tally.
Chief economist update: If you can't beat Trump, copy Trump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 23 OCT 2018
Measures to address China's underlying problem, which is the slowing economy, are not helped by its ongoing trade stoush with Trump.
Chief economist update: China's slowing fast
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 22 OCT 2018
Forward indicators suggest that unless authorities introduce more accommodative measures, China's economic growth could slow even more.
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