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Chief economist update: Eurozone good news to get worse before it gets better
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 MAY 2020
The slowing rate of infections and deaths suggest the Eurozone has passed the peak of its COVID-19 experience and its now looking to scale back lockdown measures. Even if its hit with a second wave, the damage has already been done.
Unemployment already over 15%: Roy Morgan
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 4 MAY 2020
April unemployment data released by Roy Morgan today paints a far gloomier picture of Australia's workforce than the Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest data from March.
Chief economist update: No escaping the inverted yield curve
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 MAY 2020
While we've all been focused on flattening the curve, but the yield curve may just be reclaiming its dominance.
Chief economist update: Labor Day mayday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 1 MAY 2020
It would have been funny had it not been for the circumstances in which we find ourselves. For right on the eve of Labor Day, the US Department of Labor reports that more than 30 million Americans have now applied for unemployment benefits.
Chief economist update: No cheers as RBA hits inflation target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 APR 2020
Under normal circumstances and just looking at the numbers, you would assume that acceleration in consumer prices in the March quarter is the start of something good. But is it?
Gargantuan stimulus needed to survive economic disaster
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 APR 2020
Economic experts are calling on the government to commit to "gargantuan" fiscal stimulus measures, amounting to at least 15-20% of Australia's GDP per year for the next two to three years.
Chief economist update: Approaching peak isolation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 APR 2020
There's only so much isolation an ordinary person can take, and latest data shows the impact social restrictions are having on economic activity. But could lifting them make things even worse?
Chief economist update: BOJ expands Enhancement of Monetary Easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 APR 2020
In March, the Bank of Japan added another monetary policy term to our vocabulary - Enhancement of Monetary Easing. So what name do they give the enhanced policies announced this month?
VIC, TAS lead Australia: CommSec
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 27 APR 2020
Victoria remains Australia's strongest performing economy, but it now shares top spot with Tasmania, according to the latest CommSec State of the States report.
Businesses urged to apply for JobKeeper
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 27 APR 2020
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise ombudsman Kate Carnell is concerned that many small businesses may not be applying for the JobKeeper scheme.
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