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APRA warns of ERS second wave
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 6 JUL 2020
APRA has warned it is expecting high volumes of applications for the start of the second tranche of COVID-19 Early Release of Super scheme. The regulator said it is expecting a second wave of applications as Australians rush to remove a further $10,000 ...
Chief economist update: Victoria's secret
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 JUL 2020
... Victoria, unlike in Vegas, won't remain in Victoria. Victoria accounts for the big, big bulk in the increased case of coronavirus infections in Australia -- as at July 5. Australia registered 8449 infected cases, 254 new ones and 104 deaths. Not ...
Pension fund suffers $235bn loss
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 6 JUL 2020
... equity markets performed strongly during 2019 even under pressure from the US-China trade negotiations. The global coronavirus pandemic led to investors taking a risk-off stance."
Chief economist update: A tale of two quarters
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
... Quarters. It was the worst of times ... The virtual freezing of social and commercial activity in response to the coronavirus pandemic sent the US equity market's benchmark indices down sharply into a bear market in the first three months of this ...
LEI registrations double
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 3 JUL 2020
Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) registrations doubled in 2019/20, according to APIR Systems. APIR chief executive Chris Donohoe said in response to the increased demand APIR announced it was launching ...
COVID-19 stimulus continues
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
As the new financial year began, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg clarified the stimulus measures the government will use to assist Australians in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tax relief for low and middle income earners came into effect from 1 ...
Favour turns to active management
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
Amid the market volatility the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in, a new survey has revealed that sentiment is turning in favour of active investment management. The Natixis Investment Managers survey found that 79% of finance professionals globally and 78% ...
Chief economist update: The post-pandemic problem
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
... Australia since the end of the first World War..." This was how Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the coronavirus outbreak shortly after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a pandemic in mid-March as the Federal government ...
AFCA sees 14% rise in complaints
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority has reported a 13.7% rise in monthly complaints in the last financial year with most being about superannuation, insurance claims and credit. Australians in dispute with their super fund, bank, insurer or ...
Super reform should happen, but not now: Grattan
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 2 JUL 2020
The Grattan Institute has warned that now is not the time to enact sweeping reforms as the nation battles the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief executive of the Grattan Institute John Daley said policy priorities need to reflect the new ...
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