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FASEA reveals exam dates
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2019
The Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority is calling for registrations to sit the first round of adviser exams. Financial advisers who wish to sit the inaugural FASEA exam have until May 31 to notify the body of their intention to do so. ...
Beware: Zombie ETFs
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
Almost 200 exchange traded funds now trade in Australia, but not all have tickled investor appetite, with several plodding along like zombies, Rainmaker research shows. Opening Financial Standard 's annual Best Practice Forum on ETFs in Melbourne ...
Chief economist update: Low unemployment, low wages growth conundrum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2019
"Annual wages in seasonally adjusted terms grew 2.3% for the third quarter in a row. The main contributors to growth over the quarter were regularly scheduled wage rises in the health care and social assistance and education and training ...
Chief economist update: Japan becomes collateral damage in US-China trade war
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2019
In any war, there's bound to be those that are caught in the crossfire and others treated as collateral damage. The global stock market rout that developed as a result of the renewed "little squabble" (as Trump recently put it) between the US ...
Chief economist update: A tariff for a tariff
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 14 MAY 2019
"If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest." - Sun Tzu, The Art of War Trump must be fuming and scratching his golden hair. Not that China ...
CBA remediation bill crosses $2bn
KANIKA SOOD  |  MONDAY, 13 MAY 2019
Commonwealth Bank has seen $714 million added to its remediation bill, pushing its total to date over $2.17 billion. The third quarter addition was flagged by CBA in company filings this morning. So far, CBA has spent or provisioned $534 million on ...
Chief economist update: RBA refused to blink in May
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 8 MAY 2019
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Despite high expectations that it would leading up to its May Board meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) didn't only NOT cut the official cash rate - it kept it unchanged at a record low 1.5% - it also maintained ...
Chief economist update: Not spring yet in the Eurozone
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019
Green shoots are appearing in the Eurozone just in time for spring. Eurostat reports its preliminary estimates show the single-currency region's GDP increased by 0.4% in the March 2019 quarter - better than market expectations for a 0.3% gain - ...
Industry fund awards group insurance mandate
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019
A $51 billion superannuation fund has awarded a group insurance mandate to TAL, ending a 15-year relationship with AIA Australia. Rest entered a Memorandum of Understanding with TAL to provide life insurance from 1 December 2019. TAL will replace ...
Chief economist update: RBA May cut, May not
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2019
A funny thing happened along the way to the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) scheduled monetary policy meeting on May 7 and ahead of the May 18 Federal Election. While the slowing momentum in Australia's economic and survey indicators, and ...
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