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Deloitte Access Economics Partner David Rumbens and Deloitte UK's Chief Economist, Ian Stewart, provide a personal view on topical financial and economic issues.

The Weekly Economic Briefing

The Weekly Economic Briefing provides the personal views of two of Deloitte’s most highly respected economists on topical financial and economic issues. The Briefing provides regular analysis of the key domestic and international economic issues impacting the Australian, UK and global economy.

David Rumbens, a senior partner at Deloitte Access Economics, leads the Australian section of the briefing. This section draws on the breadth of experience and analytic rigour of Australia’s largest private economic consultancy firm to offer perspective on the issues facing Australians.

Ian Stewart, the Chief Economist of Deloitte UK, provides a succinct and eclectic weekly take on economics and finance from the UK and abroad. From developing trade wars to changing workforce trends and housing affordability, the Briefing delivers insight into the subjects shaping the economic discussion – one matter at a time.



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Weekly Economic Briefing: The Year in Review – 2019

December 17, 2019

The global and Australian economies have slowed notably over the course of 2019, amid rising geopolitical risks and uncertainty – and Australia’s economic growth looks to have averaged 1.8%, lower than the 2.7% in 2018.

Weekly Economic Briefing: Little Christmas cheer for retailers

December 10, 2019

Deloitte’s latest Retail Forecasts report highlights what a tough year 2019 has been for Australia’s retail sector - and that upcoming festive spending will likely do little to change that underwhelming result. Weak wage growth, high debt levels and increasing price pressures are hurting demand, while tax returns and interest rate cuts have yet to fully come through.

Weekly Economic Briefing: Budget 1; Economy 0

December 03, 2019

Australia’s economy and the federal budget usually move together. That is, when the economy weakens, that typically eats into the tax take and lifts the welfare bill. But Deloitte Access Economics’ latest issue of Budget Monitor finds that usual linkage has broken down of late, with the economy weakening at the same time as the budget has improved.

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