economy

Shane Oliver

For years now, many have told us that Australia is heading for an imminent recession. By contrast official forecasts have long been looking for several years of above trend growth. In the event neither has happened and we don’t see them happening anytime soon. Against this backdrop there are five... Show More

CommSec

The International Monetary Fund tips global economic growth to lift from 3.6 per cent in 2017 to 3.7 per cent in 2018. The key issue is whether the low growth rates of prices and wages will continue, thus prompting central banks to remain on the monetary policy sidelines. Show More

CommSec

Overall, the year was remarkable for being unremarkable. At least as far as the economy and financial markets performed. The year started with the fall-out from Brexit. There was a domestic election and the US Presidential election. In 2017 there has been a raft of elections in Europe. And there... Show More

Callum Thomas

Just wanted to quickly share this chart - it shows consumer sentiment across developed and emerging economies (GDP weighted) using the Reuters/Ipsos Consumer Sentiment Indexes. The chart (from my latest report) shows a clear trend towards new highs in consumer confidence for developed economies, and while emerging markets stumbled in... Show More

CommSec

CommSec Senior Economist Savanth Sebastian takes a look at the outlook for economic growth, employment and interest rates for the year ahead For more forecasts for 2017, including oil and iron ore prices, visit https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/year-ahead.html Show More

Callum Thomas

As a holiday treat we're making the 2016 End of Year Special Edition of the Weekly Macro Themes available for free: http://www.topdowncharts.com/2016-special-edition This edition looks at some of my favorite charts and themes of the year from the weekly report, including the charts that worked (and those that didn't... Show More

CommSec

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James provides insights into the potential impact of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s surprise win on the Australian economy For more coverage of the US Presidential Election, visit https://www.commsec.com.au/market-news/the-markets.html Show More