Sharemarket wobbles

Are the sharemarket wobbles anything to worry about?

- April 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

It seems the International Monetary Fund shares my uncertainty around the sharemarket. Earlier this month when the Australian sharemarket touched a record high I admitted I was nervous. Was it “peak greed”, with markets getting too hot on the back of irrational optimism? On Wednesday the International Monetary Fund shared my uncertainty. I’m old enough… Read more »

Factors affecting the world economy 2022

2022 world economy: the big factors to watch closely

- January 20, 2022 5 MIN READ

Will 2022 be the year where the world economy recovers from the pandemic? That’s the big question on everyone’s lips as the holiday season ends and the new year really begins. One complicating factor is that most of the latest major forecasts were published in the weeks before the omicron variant swept the world. At… Read more »

Australian lockdown supported by economists

Why most economists continue to back lockdowns

- August 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

With the prospect of a lengthier lockdown looming over Sydney, the idea of “living with the virus” has resurfaced. But it’s not something supported by most economists. by John Quiggin, The University of Queensland and Richard Holden, UNSW NSW’s health minister, Brad Hazzard, raised the prospect of abandoning the lockdown and accepting that “the virus… Read more »