Economic Updates

RBA: “QE is not on our Agenda!”
November 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsThis year’s Annual Dinner of the Australian Business Economists was probably the most important event before the year ends. In a year that saw the RBA cutting interest rates three times, the speech around...

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Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession?
November 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Is Germany on the Brink of a Technical Recession? Europe’s largest economy and the world’s fourth-largest economy is at risk of going into a technical recession.  Such recession arises after two consecutive...

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Did China Retaliate with a Currency War?
August 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Currency War Did China retaliate with a Currency War? Monday kicked-off with a bang with plenty of big moves in the financial markets. A risk-off sentiment prevails in the markets as dark clouds of trade tari...

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New UK Prime Minister Labelled “Britain Trump”
July 24, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets “Britain Trump” Britain has a new Prime Minister and as highly expected, Boris Johnson won the race over his opponent, Jeremy Hunt to become the new Tory leader. It was a convincing win despite the controver...

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Back-To-Back Interest Rate Cuts
July 2, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsSecond Rate CutThe Reserve bank of Australia (RBA) cut interest rate by 25 basis points which marks the first back-to-back rate cut since 2012. The RBA also sets the interest rate to a record low at 1%: ...

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Hong- Kong Protests Add to Market Angst
June 17, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsIt is reported that nearly two million people joined the mass protest against the controversial extradition bill on Sunday despite the government announcing a pause in the legislation on Saturday.It is beca...

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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement
June 7, 2019

It’s a new month which means the latest Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest data will be released at 13:30 PM London time on Friday.Why is the announcement important?Non-farm...

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European Parliament Election 2019
May 27, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets European Parliament Election 2019 The 2019 EU Parliament election is one of the most important ones for the bloc amid the rise of nationalism and populist parties. Brexit is also the constant reminder that leavi...

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Housing Market and the Federal Election
May 17, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Housing Market and the Federal Election "Labor – A fair go for Australia” “Liberal – Building our economy and securing our future” “Nationals – A strong vote for regional Australia” “Greens ...

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An Election Rate Cut?
May 7, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsAmong the few interest rate decisions this week, the Reserve Bank of Australia stands out. The Federal election 2019 is fast approaching and analysts are debating whether a rate cut before the election is j...

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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement
May 3, 2019

It’s a new month which means the latest Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 13:30 PM London time on Friday.Why is the announcement important?...

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US–China Trade Gap at Record High
March 7, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets US-China Trade Gap at Record High Trade Deficit a Decade High- Was a Trade War Worth it?The Trade Deficit reported mid-week surprised the markets as it climbed to a decade-high. We also note that the US-Ch...

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Australian Housing Market
March 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets "Australians watch housing markets carefully, perhaps more so than citizens of any other country."Speaking at the Australian Financial Review’s annual business summit, RBA Governor Philip Lowe talked abou...

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National Emergency
February 18, 2019

 By Deepta BolakyPresident Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over the US-Mexico border swiftly after the spending bill was approved. It is not the first national emergency the US will face. Other situations of emergency were tri...

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The Royal Commission’s Mammoth Report
February 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarketsThe bombshell report of the Royal Commission is finally out.The report depicts how the Banking, Superannuation and Insurance industries have treated their customers and employees. It highlights the exp...

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