Chief economist update: It's the US consumer, stupid me
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 FEB 2020
Uh-oh, I may have to put the letters "W" and "R" in front of my last name (Ong) cause that's what my last prognosis for the US economy and the Fed's response is turning out to be.
Chief economist update: UK is now Bailey's baby
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 FEB 2020
The BOE kept monetary policy unchanged, as widely expected, right on the eve of Brexit and as Mark Carney wraps up as the head honcho.
Surplus may not be as advertised: Grattan
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 10 FEB 2020
Speaking at the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum, Grattan Institute budget policy and institutional reform program director Danielle Wood explained the much touted federal government surplus may not be all it was cracked up to be.
Chief economist update: Lowe puts Australia on high
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 10 FEB 2020
Then again, if easier monetary policy is working, why are many economists and the financial markets factoring in at least one more 25 bps RBA rate cut?
Not the time for long-term decisions: Baur
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020
This year is not the time for investors to make bold, long-term calls, according to Principal Global Investors' Bob Baur.
Chief economist update: Coronavirus threatens Tokyo Olympics
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 FEB 2020
The longer the virus remains virulent, the stronger the likelihood that Japan's Olympic hopes will be dashed.
Lowe snaps back at critics
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 6 FEB 2020
RBA governor Philip Lowe has rejected concerns that the bank's decision to cut interest rates last year dented consumer confidence and impacted weak consumer growth.
Asia is way forward for global economy: DWS
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 FEB 2020
The doom and gloom in the global economy is starting to see the rays of light shine through in 2020 for Asia in particular, according to DWS chief investment officer Sean Taylor.
Chief economist update: Coronavirus infects oil market
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 4 FEB 2020
Ahead of the annual Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum, it appears that no one and nothing is immune from the spread of coronavirus. It's now turned the bull market in crude oil into a bear.
Chief economist update:China prepares anti-viral injection
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 FEB 2020
There's no doubting China's resolve, the same resolve that enabled it to build a fully-functioning hospital in just six days.
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