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Childcare costs drag women's nest egg

KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 8 MAR 2021
... (re)training and hiring subsidies targeted at workers who face greater risk of long-term unemployment should be explored," the IMF said. "More than two-thirds of Aware Super members are female and every day we see the very real long-term impact of the ...

Chief economist update: Disappointing jobs results raise Biden's stimulus bid

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 FEB 2021
... market only strengthens Joe Biden's bid to deliver his US$1.9 trillion stimulus package. And it will pack a punch. As per IMF 2020 nominal GDP estimates, this is equivalent to the total national output of Australia and Sweden combined with the island ...

IOOF subsidiary loses appeal

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  FRIDAY, 5 FEB 2021
... behalf of "covenantholders" who eventually took losses. One of the covenantholders, David Kerr was backed by litigation funder IMF Bentham and, acting on behalf of 4500 investors, demanded AET pay $82 million in compensation. Last year the Supreme Court ...

Chief economist update: Prepare for lift off

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JAN 2021
In its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted a shallower contraction in world output for the year ended 2020 - minus 3.5%, down from the October forecast of a 4.4% contraction and the 4.9% decline it ...

Chief economist update: The virus, the vaccine, the variant

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 JAN 2021
... and transport in and out of the city shut on January 23 last year. So much so, that the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) first World Economic Outlook (WEO) report (released on 20 January 2020) predicted that, "Global growth is projected to rise ...

Chief economist update: Middle Kingdom on top

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 20 OCT 2020
China's cruel to be kind policy continues to pay dividends. Criticised and condemned they may be, but the swift and continued improvement in the economy prove that the Politburo's draconian restriction and lockdown measures implemented at the ...

Chief economist update: The W in the second wave

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 29 SEP 2020
"The summer has ended When it left, you left too..." -Leif Garrett, When I Think of You' Right in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere summer, the Euro Stoxx-50 index surged by 42.7% from the eight-year low it plumbed in the middle of March this ...

The fundies of tomorrow

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 14 SEP 2020
... In the two and half years since then, I've pitched a broad range of securities across a few sectors including Westpac Bank, IMF Bentham (now Omni Bridgeway), Bingo Industries, Magellan Financial Group, Flexigroup and EML payments," he says. There are ...

Emerging market debt rebounds

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 12 AUG 2020
... believe that selective opportunities remain in rates and currencies away from many of the large benchmark constituents." The IMF recently revised GDP forecasts down for EM by two percentage points, to -3.0%. However, Eaton Vance said, for several countries ...

Banking crisis more likely in conflicted countries: IMF

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 30 JUL 2020
... banking crisis are 2.5 times higher if it is affected by a conflict, according to research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF economist Rasmane Ouedrago and senior resident representative in South Africa Montfort Mlachila found that while ...