Chief economist update: What's the RBA waiting for?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 15 MAR 2019
The longer the RBA waits before cutting interest rates, the stronger the economy's weakening momentum grows and the bigger the rate cut the RBA needs to reverse what is gradually becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of gloom.
Chief economist update: Breaking up is hard to do
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAR 2019
Theresa May could resign as prime minister, or she could be ousted and replaced - or another Brexit referendum could be held after a second defeat of the Brexit deal.
Chief economist update: Iron ore up or iron ore down?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAR 2019
Which direction iron ore prices will go is anyone's guess.
Chief economist update: Prepare for lift-off
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 MAR 2019
Just as 2018's optimism over global growth brought speculations of tighter policies, easier (or speculations of) policies this year will revive global growth.
Chief economist update: European Central Bank policy U-turn
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAR 2019
Central banks across the world are backpedaling on key policy measures.
Australia in effective recession: Academic
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2019
Australia's 27-year-old track record of avoiding recession is coming to an end as yesterday's ABS numbers show the economy is already in effective recession, according to the University of New South Wales.
Chief economist update: Cash rate should be 1%
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 7 MAR 2019
According to the Taylor Rule, an economic forecasting model, Australia's cash rate should at 1%.
Chief economist update: A capitalist in communist clothes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 MAR 2019
China has announced more policy stimulus measures to stem its slowing economy.
Chief economist update: How would you vote if seated at the RBA Board?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 MAR 2019
Financial markets expect the RBA to do nothing this month but expectations further out have changed from steady to a cut in the official cash rate.
Chief economist update: Time to pig out on China shares?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 4 MAR 2019
Reports that MSCI will raise China's weighting in its indices by more, and sooner, will prompt fund inflows into Beijing.
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