Chief economist update: Happy New Year rat
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 JAN 2020
The US will benefit from the promised increased purchases from China. China will benefit from increased exports from the easing/reversal of the global growth slowdown. Everybody wins.
Chief economist update: Fundamentally overvalued
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 JAN 2020
Is the Australian equity market overvalued? If these figures are to be believed, the answer is simple - yes.
Chief economist update: Phase one deal signed, sealed and delivered
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 JAN 2020
The highly anticipated US-China 'phase one' trade agreement has finally come to pass - signed, sealed and delivered yesterday. Now, my money is on China trying its best to comply - without losing face, of course.
Chief economist update: Bushfires singe growth, surplus predictions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
The prospect of slower economic growth and increased government spending spells bye, bye surplus.
Chief economist update: A busy 2020 for Abe, BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 JAN 2020
A look at Japan's latest indicators show numerous conflicting signals.
Chief economist update: Aussie Black Friday spend will end Saturday
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 JAN 2020
Given still depressed consumer confidence, Australians are more likely to exploit the RBA's lower interest rates, the Morrison government's increased spending and the wealth effect from rising property and stock market prices to save or reduce their ...
Chief economist update: Brexit - the news that was
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 JAN 2020
The strength (or otherwise) of the UK economy relative to the European Union will partially dictate the outcome of the Brexit negotiations over the next 12 months.
2020: Year of the fragile economy
ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 9 JAN 2020
The global economy is toeing a fine line between economic growth and recession, with a number of threats poised to disrupt the already tepid global rally.
Chief economist update: The rise and fall of oil
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 9 JAN 2020
The balance of probabilities points to continued oil price gains in 2020.
Chief economist update: Moving target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
What's a central bank to do if after so many years of policy accommodation it still couldn't hit its target? Move the goalpost, of course.
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