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Chief economist update: The do-nothing Fed

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021
As financial markets expected, the Federal Reserve did nothing at its March 17 meeting, with the central bank providing an outlook that was exactly as expected.

Economic recovery has been stronger than expected: Lowe

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
Australia's economic recovery has been quicker and stronger than expected, according to Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Philip Lowe.

Chief economist update: Japan to double down on stimulus?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 MAR 2021
It's beginning to look like the BOJ's target rate that has been frozen at minus 0.1% over the past five years will be moved deeper into negative soon.

Chief economist update: ECB gives PEPP talk

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 12 MAR 2021
It's not what the European Central Bank did at its March meeting that's sent the Euro Stoxx-50 index skyward, but all the talk around its pandemic emergency purchase programme.

Chief economist update: Confidence contagion

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 MAR 2021
Australia is once again being infected - infected with optimism, that is.

Business investment slow to click into gear: Lowe

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Phillip Lowe has expressed his concerns over the slow uptake of business investment in Australia, which he said is slowing economic recovery.

Chief economist update: OECD sees stronger growth ahead

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 MAR 2021
With world economic growth now expected to be stronger, Australia can grow even stronger.

Chief economist update: Getting hot, hot, hot

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
The global economy is past its worst which is good news for oil, with prices soaring to 14-month highs.

Chief economist update: More manna from UK Treasury

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 MAR 2021
Another budget, another increase in government spending. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a further £65 billion over this year and next to support the economy, making its budget deficit the highest it's been since WWII.

Australian recovery has been outstanding: La Trobe Financial

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
Attendees of the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum in Sydney have been reassured that Australia's economic recovery has not just been good - it's been very good.