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Afterpay faces senate inquiry
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2018
The Labor party will launch a senate inquiry into whether regulation around payday lenders such as Afterpay is adequately protecting low and middle income, and financially stressed Australians. Labor senator Jenny McAllister said yesterday that the ...
NAB still unclear on true impact of misconduct
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 19 OCT 2018
... thousands" but said for the "precise number", he would have to take the question on notice. "Does that mean a million?" Labor MP Matt Keogh asked. Thorburn indicated it wouldn't be that high. Thorburn also failed to give a definitive deadline ...
Chief economist update: Bull markets don't die of old age
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 OCT 2018
... the target range for the federal funds rate would most likely be consistent with a sustained economic expansion, strong labor market conditions, and inflation near 2 percent over the medium term." "gradual increases" - that's the good news. "A ...
Chief economist update: Blame and trim
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 OCT 2018
... my report show that even pipeline inflation is easing. America is not importing inflationary pressures. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that US import prices slowed to an annual rate of 3.5% in the year to September from 3.8% in August ...
Labor Government on the cards: Spot poll
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 4 OCT 2018
There is a good chance that the Labor Party will win the next election, Financial Standard's readership says. We recently asked our readers which of the following events will likely eventuate in the next 12 months: a global trade war; China going ...
Labor proposes RC implementation task force
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 28 SEP 2018
If Labor comes to power, it will set up a dedicated task force to implement the Royal Commission's final recommendations due next year. Responding to the interim report, acting opposition leader Tanya Plibersek told a media conference in Sydney ...
Three down one to go, then another three in 2019
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 SEP 2018
... to hit the buy button. "Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate. Job gains have been ...
Part-time work widens super gender gap
KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 SEP 2018
... by three percentage points with females now occupying around 30% of these roles," Bowley said. If elected, the Labor Party recently announced it will work to narrow the retirement savings gap by topping up the superannuation accounts of ...
Chief economist update: Surplus here we come
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 SEP 2018
... balance will return to surplus by the early 2020s. We expect steady government revenue growth supported by the strong labor market and relatively robust commodity prices, to be accompanied by expenditure restraint. We also expect property prices ...
AI Group pushes back against super gender gap reforms
HARRISON WORLEY  |  MONDAY, 24 SEP 2018
The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) believes Labor's proposal to remove the $450 superannuation guarantee threshold will add more to employer costs than the retirement incomes of women. AI Group chief executive Innes Willox said ...
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