Chief economist update: It's a holiday for the Fed
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 31 JAN 2020
As expected, the US central bank kept monetary policy settings unchanged at the conclusion of its January FOMC meeting. But what can we expect next time?
Uncertainty remains for global outlook: TCorp
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 30 JAN 2020
TCorp is not anticipating a significant fiscal boost for Australia this year, listing a number of US factors as key issues for the global economy in 2020.
Chief economist update: Turn the beat around
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 JAN 2020
Markets still expect the RBA to cut rates - just not as soon as next week. But why wait? Why not get ahead of the curve?
Chief economist update: Steady as it was, steady it will be
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 JAN 2020
Maybe it was coincided with the outbreak of the coronavirus, or because financial markets widely expected it, but the ECB's first meeting for 2020 provided little excitement.
Chief economist update: Coronavirus has gone viral
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 JAN 2020
Morbid as it might seem - profiting from other's misfortune - but the same way as SARS and swine flu provided good entry points to the equity markets, the coronavirus will turn out the same.
Chief economist update: Strength in jobs downs RBA rate cut expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 JAN 2020
According to markets, there's now only a 24% chance of a rate cut next month with expectations dropping 36% in one day.
Chief economist update: Australians all let's not rejoice
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 JAN 2020
Further RBA rate reductions are a double-edge sword; improving sentiment through the wealth effect on rising equity market and property prices while also signalling there's something very wrong in the economy.
Chief economist update: Equity markets struck by coronavirus
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JAN 2020
Like SARS, the swine flu and many others before them, the coronavirus will not end the world. Instead of hitting panicking and selling, investors should take this opportunity to add to their stock portfolios.
Chief economist update: More from Morrison
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 JAN 2020
Morrison's cash splash, and more, if required, would go a long way towards the recovery from the bushfire, even extending through Australia's general economy.
Light on horizon for global economy
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 21 JAN 2020
The International Monetary Fund has predicted an upturn in the global economy in 2020, though the biggest risk to a rebound is climate change.
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