China's growth to slow: PIMCO
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 JAN 2020
PIMCO is forecasting a slowdown in China's GDP growth in 2020 as tensions between the Asian nation and the United States continue into the New Year.
Modest but meaningful growth on the horizon: Aviva
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 7 JAN 2020
Global growth is expected to pick up around 3.25% in 2020, up from 3% in 2019, with new research suggesting fears of a severe turndown or recession have significantly diminished.
Chief economist update: Missing the burning forests for the surplus tree
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 7 JAN 2020
Economists had been begging the government to ditch its surplus obsession to boost economic growth long before the fires. The problem is a reduced surplus (or another year of budget deficit) comes at a mammoth cost to lives, families, properties, wildlife ...
Chief economist update: Australia burns
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 JAN 2020
It's still too early to estimate the funding required for fire ravaged communities but a tick on the budget surplus is hardly worth anything compared to the rebuilding that must be done soon after the last embers of this Australian fire calamity had ...
Chief economist update: More jobs dull rate cut bets
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
In his last update for the year, Financial Standard chief economist Ben Ong determines whether the ABS's latest update on the labour market brings good tidings for the Australian economy.
Chief economist update: Stock rally heralds 2020 cheer
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 DEC 2019
Whether or not policy decisions are sufficient to reverse the slowing momentum in global economic growth remains to be seen.
Chief economist update: Oil's well that ends 2019 well
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 DEC 2019
The improving global growth dynamics due on the back of the de-escalating trade war, less uncertainty surrounding Brexit and central banks' continued policy accommodation could revive global oil demand by more than forecast.
Chief economist update: War is over
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 17 DEC 2019
Well, the trade war's not completely over, but the financial markets' rally on news that a phase one deal between the US and China has been reached provides a snippet of what joy to the world a trade peace could bring.
Chief economist update: Three cheers for Christmas
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 DEC 2019
The Fed, Brexit and US-China trade deal brings good tidings for Christmas.
Chief economist update: Changing to Lagarde
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 DEC 2019
Not even Christine Lagarde wants to come out with all guns blazing in her debut as the new president of the ECB.
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