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US Fed indicates several more half-percentage rate rises

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 26 MAY 2022
... remained elevated, reflecting continued supply and demand imbalances, higher energy prices, and broader price pressures," the Fed said. Suggestive of the Committee's hyper-focus on inflation, the minutes mentioned the term 66 times. The minutes stated ...

It's time to step up: Climate Council

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 23 MAY 2022
In welcoming the change in government, Climate Council's chief executive Amanda McKenzie said that it is in Australia's economic and security interests to prioritise climate action. McKenzie added that Australians deserve a federal government that recognises ...

Crestone warns on economic challenges

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 23 MAY 2022
Following the 2022 federal election, Crestone Wealth Management has provided a special report, summarising policy implications for the markets. "For markets, the election has been fought along lines that are likely to be less impactful for markets in ...

Chalmers sworn in as treasurer

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 23 MAY 2022
Australia's new treasurer has been sworn in this morning following Labor's victory in the federal election. The weekend's result also sees the departure of Jane Hume as minister for financial services, superannuation, and the digital economy. Treasury ...

Yellen forebodes stagflation risks

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2022
In Bonn, Germany, US secretary of the treasury Janet Yellen has called the global economic outlook challenging and uncertain; stagflation effects have depressed output and spending, she added. Yellen said the US understood when Russia invaded Ukraine ...

Government proposes further expansion of downsizer scheme

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 17 MAY 2022
The Morrison government has said it will expand the downsizer superannuation scheme by reducing the minimum eligibility age if re-elected this weekend. At present, the downsizer superannuation scheme is only available to those aged 65 years and over. ...

NZ Super Fund hires from ART

ELIZABETH FRY  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
Australian Retirement Trust has confirmed that Kevin Wong is leaving the $230 billion super fund to join NZ Super Fund. Wong who has served as the portfolio manager for dynamic asset allocation will join the Kiwi sovereign wealth fund as a senior investment ...

ASIC outlines cybersecurity expectations

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 13 MAY 2022
Following on from RI Advice's Federal Court loss, the corporate regulator has laid out its expectations of licensees when it comes to cybersecurity. Just last week, in what was an Australian-first, the Federal Court found RI Advice failed its obligations ...

US inflation wavers near a 40-year high

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022
The US inflation rate has fallen to 8.3%, but the Consumer Price Index continues to flirt with catastrophic 40-year highs. The index also revealed that costs had risen by a monthly rate of 0.3% in April after having risen 1.2% in March. This decline ...

Federal Court rules against RI Advice in cybersecurity case

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
The Federal Court has found RI Advice breached its obligations as a licensee by failing to have adequate systems in place to manage cybersecurity risks, leading to several incidents that put client information at risk. In what ASIC says is an Australian ...