GOVTECONOMY

Analysis: Australia’s Labor Participation History to Prevent Jobl...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s jobless rate is unlikely to reach a peak of 10% by June as per the Reserve Bank of Australia’s baseline scenario estimate because a big fall in participation would prevent such an increase.

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GOVTECONOMY, 14 May 2020, 06:21 PM
Australia Sets New Record for Single Govt Bond Issue

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government has created a new record for a single bond issue less than a month after breaking its previous record, attracting record bids and selling a record of A$19 billion of bonds.

The Aust...

GOVTECONOMY, 13 May 2020, 02:29 PM
Insight: Strong Demand for 2030 Australia Bond Syndication

By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s first 10-year government bond issuance via syndication is attracting strong demand and could lead to a revision in guidance.

The issuance is therefore likely to be big compared with the pas...

GOVTECONOMY, 13 May 2020, 10:16 AM
Insight: Australia April Data May Show Jobless Rate Below 8%

By Sophia Rodrigues

A recent data showing sharp rise in benefits paid to jobseekers and youth may not be comparable to number of unemployed in the labor force survey, making it less likely the jobless rate would rise as high as 8% in the...

GOVTECONOMY, 01 May 2020, 07:28 PM
Analysis: ABS Imputation Options Could Prevent Sharp Australia Q2...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Faced with the challenge of measuring inflation in the COVID-19 world where certain expenditure is close to zero because of restrictions on those activities, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has decided it will con...

GOVTECONOMY, 29 Apr 2020, 04:16 PM
OPINION: Uncle Morrison, Thumbs Up to your Jobkeeper Policy

By Sophia Rodrigues

“I think Uncle Morrison has been very smart with the Jobkeeper policy,” said Delilah to me one evening.

“How’s that?” I asked, curious that Delilah is finally showing some inter...

GOVTECONOMY, 29 Apr 2020, 09:45 AM