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Chief economist update: RBNZ keeps policy steady on unsteady outlook

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 APR 2021
If in doubt, remain patient and do nothing. This is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's philosophy, as demonstrated by its most recent decision on the official cash rate.

Chief economist update: Australia's confidence contagion

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 APR 2021
The Australian recovery will receive extra impetus if the latest confidence surveys are anything to go by.

Chief economist update: ScoMo cannot miss new vaccination target

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 APR 2021
While Australia may not be "at the front of the queue for a safe and effective vaccine", it's certainly leading much of the world in strengthening its economy.

Chief economist update: No fear

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 APR 2021
Despite the resurgence of infections and variants of the virus, most companies around the world have adapted operations to the "new normal". With governments and central banks providing succor, what could go wrong?

Chief economist update: Europa rides the bull once again

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
Just like the myth of Europa, Eurozone equities are riding on the back of a bull.

Chief economist update: Fourth wave threatens Olympics, growth outlook

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 APR 2021
If its current predicament is anything to go by, recent upgrades of its 2021 expected growth from the OECD and IMF might need to be toned down, or worse.

Chief economist update: RBA promises support over the next three years

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 APR 2021
If the International Monetary Fund's latest projections are correct, Australia's CPI inflation won't reach the mid-point of the Reserve Bank's 2-3% target until 2026 when it's forecast to increase by 2.4%.

Tax concessions failing women: Research

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  TUESDAY, 6 APR 2021
The tax concession system is a contributing factor to gender inequality with most of the benefits flowing onto men, new research from the Australia Institute shows.

Chief economist update: Positive feedback loop

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 6 APR 2021
Latest activity indicators further enhance the US economy's already improving outlook.

Chief economist update: Chinese manufacturing ramps up

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 1 APR 2021
Activity in China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors returned with a vengeance after a brief pause during the country's Lunar New Year holidays.