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Chief economist update: The virus, the trade deal and the AUD

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 17 FEB 2020
... US$0.91 to US$0.62 at the onset of the GFC. During the SARS outbreak, the A$ fell by 3.8% after the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a global alert in March 2003.

Chief economist update:China prepares anti-viral injection

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 3 FEB 2020
... countries, 1,632,258 infected cases and 19,633 confirmed deaths. It was this outbreak that prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise the threat level to 5, one level away from pandemic. The swine flu might have infected more countries and ...

Chief economist update: Coronavirus has gone viral

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 28 JAN 2020
... were infected with a reported 1,632,258 cases and 19,633 confirmed deaths. That was the time when the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the alert level from 3 to 4 - the highest being 6 where the human population is all but consumed by the virus. ...

AMP Capital divests $440m from tobacco

KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 27 SEP 2018
... policies developed in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. AMP Capital first announced the commitment in 2017, and now has completed the divestment. ...

French giant intensifies action on global warming

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 12 DEC 2017
... ceasing financing and investment in manufacturers, producers, wholesalers and traders of tobacco. "The World Health Organisation has called on the international community regarding the effects of tobacco in terms of health. We have reaffirmed our ambition ...

AIA Vitality launches charitable option

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 OCT 2017
... of giving has also been found to have positive physiological and psychological impacts." Citing the World Health Organisation, Smith said cancer, diabetes, respiratory and heart disease are responsible for 90% of the deaths in Australia. "As a life insurer ...

Severe inadequacies in retiree portfolios: VicSuper

ALEX BURKE  |  MONDAY, 9 JAN 2017
... 50% are drawing down more than the minimum amount each year to fund their retirement goals. Given that World Health Organisation data suggests an Australian woman aged 64 can expect to live to 87, while the average age for retirement has remained static ...

Tobacco and super funds must split

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 20 OCT 2016
... under management, or more than 40% of the institutional investors in the super fund industry. Under the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, backed by the UN, the governments of signatories to this treaty are not allowed ...

Aussie pension pros most confident about valuations

DARREN SNYDER  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JUL 2016
... increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s, according to recent World Health Organisation (WHO) data. Japan, Singapore and Australia are among the top five countries where people live the longest, with average ...

US retains World Bank leadership

ELISE BURGESS  |  TUESDAY, 17 APR 2012
... College, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH) and a former director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at the World Health Organisation (WHO). He also has a raft of other credentials including receipt of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship in 2003 and was ...