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Tme to get fiscal

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 FEB 2015
... budget emergency and debt worries, Australia still has one of the lowest in the world on both - we haven't maintained our AAA credit rating for nothing, you know. And now's the time to borrow when money's cheap as chips - at current bond yields, Australia ...

Investor sentiment shifting overseas

ALEX DUNNIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 FEB 2015
... boom," he said. Another indicator raising concerns for Australia is that even though we are one of a small group of 'super AAA sovereigns', overseas investors that have snapped up the overwhelming majority of Australian treasury issuances may change ...

Beauty in(foreign) beholders' eyes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 FEB 2015
... that that would have a significant budget impact like it did in the global financial crisis, " it "could put the country's AAA rating at risk". And don't forget my ever-present neighbour who keeps telling me Australia has been in recession since 2008. ...

ASIC imposes conditions on Guardian Advice

STAFF WRITER  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 JAN 2015
... banning individual advisers. ASIC's surveillance followed Guardian Advice's appointment of a number of ex-representatives of AAA Financial Intelligence and AAA Shares after the regulator cancelled their licences in February 2013. ASIC wanted to ensure ...

Oil slide, CEO pay and that "income recession"

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 11 DEC 2014
... are also good for Australia - so is the weakening Australian dollar. Being one of the very few select countries still rated AAA says it all. But nah, Australia is doomed! We're already in an "income recession" and wishing ourselves into that formal definition ...

Bad tidings for Christmas

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 DEC 2014
... markets down with it - on reports that China would no longer accept as collateral for short term loans those bonds rated below AAA or those sold by issuers rated below AA. Not only this, there's speculation that the Politburo would dictate a "new normal" ...

Quo vadis dollar-A?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 NOV 2014
... end-2015. Westpac's rationale - Australian bonds yield premium over the US won't narrow because of investor demand for our AAA rating -- is as rational as Mr. Boyton's were when he made his prediction. But then wouldn't a strengthening dollar-A weaken ...

BetaShares funds awarded 'Recommended' ratings

LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 16 SEP 2014
... Australia 200 ETF (QOZ), the Australian Top 20 Equity Yield Maximiser Fund (YMAX), the Australian High Interest Cash ETF (AAA), the US Dollar ETF (USD) and the Gold Bullion ETF - Currency Hedged (QAU).

Licensee under ASIC scrutiny after employing AAA advisers

LAURA MILLAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 JUL 2014
... (EU) with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) after it employed a number of former representatives of AAA Intelligence limited. PGW Financial Services has implemented a regime of supervision, review and audit by a compliance expert ...

S&P, ABN Amro appeals rejected in landmark ruling

MARK SMITH  |  THURSDAY, 24 JUL 2014
... $25 million in losses following investments in complex synthetic derivatives - CPDOs - that were arranged by ABN AMRO, rated AAA by S&P and sold by LGFS prior to the global financial crisis. The Full Court has extended the force of the original November ...