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Economic Wrap

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 JUL 2016
Australia's foreign reserves climb to $70bn Australia's holdings of foreign reserves climbed 4% during 2015-16 to $70 billion, reports the Reserve Bank of Australia. Reserves held as foreign currency remained steady on 84% while holdings of gold increased ...

Economic Wrap

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 19 JUL 2016
Employment up but hours worked fell Employment in Australia grew by 0.07% in June, consistent with the average growth rate over the last six months, according to trend figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The latest Labour ...

Economic Wrap

ALEX DUNNIN  |  MONDAY, 18 JUL 2016
Australia's commonwealth debt hits $425 billion Australian commonwealth debt, measured by commonwealth debt securities on issue and managed by the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM), stood at $425 billion on Friday July 15. This is up ...

Defined benefit deficit at $182bn

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JUL 2016
Total defined benefit (DB) super liabilities across Australia stood at $340 billion, according to APRA figures. But this amount is backed by only $158 billion in net assets - amounting to a deficit of $182 billion. The announcement by the Queensland ...

US Senate votes down adviser fiduciary rule

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 31 MAY 2016
The US Senate recently voted down the Department of Labor's administration rule for financial advisers that would have compelled them to act in their clients' best interests. The law was passed 65-41 meaning it fell well short of the two thirds majority ...

Budget big picture

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2016
A budget deficit of $40 billion on its way down to just $6 billion in four years masks a massive 29% increase in tax revenue over the forward estimates, pointing to why Treasurer Scott Morrison has had to go after high-end superannuants and multi-nationals. ...

SEC seeks comment on Accredited Investors

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 14 APR 2016
With all the focus on retail financial advice and introducing a fiduciary rule, the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) is asking for public submissions regarding amending the definition of what is an Accredited Investor. An Accredited Investor ...

Australia, a tough nut to crack

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 7 APR 2016
Australia's brutally competitive investment market is much harder for overseas investment managers to crack than many realise, notes a leading US investment management consultant. Cerulli Associates has just released a client briefing about the Australian ...

More Australians intend to retire later

ALEX DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 29 MAR 2016
The proportion of Australians intending to retire beyond age 65 is increasing rapidly. According to a research note just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), a survey conducted in 2015 showed 71% of people said they intended to retire ...

UK to introduce lifetime ISAs

ALEX DUNNIN  |  THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2016
The UK government has just announced in its 2016 budget that it will be launching subsidised Lifetime Individual Savings Accounts that will allow people under 40 to save for their first home and retirement. The initiative follows a raft of other measures ...