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COVID-19 will bite into credit ratings
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 APR 2020
The countries contributing the most to fight COVID-19 are the same countries that stand to lose their AAA ratings.
Chief economist update: Turns out Brexit was heaven
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 24 APR 2020
For the best part of three years, Brexit was on every Brits mind - that is, until COVID-19 hit.
Chief economist update: Thank goodness for Sorbent
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 23 APR 2020
They were loathed, vilified and even arrested but the hordes of panic-buyers and toilet paper hoarders that invaded every possible retailer in order to stockpile just may have collectively limited the widely-expected March quarter contraction in the ...
No liquidity support for super: RBA
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 APR 2020
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe said while some super funds may shrink as a result of the governments early release scheme, they are well placed to manage the withdrawals.
Chief economist update: Stimulus measures ease extreme fear
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 APR 2020
So far, the US government's fiscal stimulus equates to about 11% of GDP. Whether or not the measures are enough remains to be seen, but so far so good.
Oil tanks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 APR 2020
With planes, trains and automobiles all at a virtual standstill and factories in lockdown, the planet is drowning in oil and nowhere to store them.
Millions jobless within weeks: Grattan
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 20 APR 2020
New Grattan Institute analysis estimates up to 3.4 million Australians could soon be out of work.
The great fall of China
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 20 APR 2020
We, Australians all, are in for a lot of bother. This is because not only is out numero uno export market on the ropes (buying 32.7% of our total exports as at 2019), the second - Japan (9%) - third - South Korea (5%) - fourth, fifth and down the line ...
Chief economist update: Surveys say...
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 APR 2020
With the ABS reporting increased employment, has Australia again lived up to its tag as 'the lucky country' and dodged the fallout from COVID-19?
Australia versus the world
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 16 APR 2020
While industry professionals praised the government's stimulus package, the International Monetary Fund seems convinced it's not enough. So who is right?
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