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Chief economist update: Japan's second wave
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 21 OCT 2020
Japan's new prime minister was off to a relatively good start when assuming office, but now with a 28% contraction in GDP, he's got his work cut out for him.
Chief economist update: Middle Kingdom on top
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 20 OCT 2020
China's cruel to be kind policy is continuing to pay dividends, with its GDP expanding 4.9% in the 12 months to the September quarter.
Chief economist update: COVID-19 returns to Europe with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 OCT 2020
The rate of increase in infections is such that the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that death rates could be four to five times more by January 2021 than they were in April this year.
Chief economist update: Lowe taking interest rates lower
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 OCT 2020
The ABS's latest numbers may be better than market expectations but they still don't diminish the fact that Australia's labour market remains weak, leading RBA governor Philip Lowe to plan another cut.
Keep spending and investing: Lowe
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
Australia will have a better economic outcome in the coming months if Australians ensure they keep spending and investing, according to Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe.
Chief economist update: Money buys happiness
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2020
The old adage that money can't buy happiness has been disproved, after Australian consumer sentiment surged by 11.9% in the month of October.
Chief economist update: Get shorty
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 OCT 2020
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) cut the foreign exchange risk reserve ratio for forward contracts to 0% from 20% over the weekend, effectively giving its blessing to currency traders to "get shorty".
Chief economist update: Budget me this Batman
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 OCT 2020
There might be precious few worrying about the Morrison government's fiscal spending, but at the end of the day it will need to be recouped - whether through higher taxes, lower welfare spending or both.
Women focus in Labor budget reply
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 9 OCT 2020
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has put the spotlight on childcare, aged care and social housing when delivering his budget reply speech.
AAA rating holds on by a thread
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 OCT 2020
Australia's AAA rating will remain, but is hanging on by a thread following the government's budget announcement.
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