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Crestone warns on economic challenges

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 23 MAY 2022
Following the 2022 federal election, Crestone Wealth Management has provided a special report, summarising policy implications for the markets. "For markets, the election has been fought along lines that are likely to be less impactful for markets in ...

RBA outlines next phase of bond purchase program

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 23 MAY 2022
Having raised the cash rate earlier this month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board has decided not to reinvest the proceeds from bonds as they mature from the bank's portfolio. This decision by the RBA is indicative of a new quantitative tightening ...

Yellen forebodes stagflation risks

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2022
In Bonn, Germany, US secretary of the treasury Janet Yellen has called the global economic outlook challenging and uncertain; stagflation effects have depressed output and spending, she added. Yellen said the US understood when Russia invaded Ukraine ...

US inflation wavers near a 40-year high

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022
The US inflation rate has fallen to 8.3%, but the Consumer Price Index continues to flirt with catastrophic 40-year highs. The index also revealed that costs had risen by a monthly rate of 0.3% in April after having risen 1.2% in March. This decline ...

US Federal Reserve enacts biggest rate hike in 22 years

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 5 MAY 2022
The US Federal Reserve has raised rates by 0.5%, the most aggressive interest rate increase in over 20 years. In his opening statement, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said: "Inflation is much too high, and we understand the hardship it is causing ...

Aussie private capital on the rise: Report

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
Australia's private capital industry reached a record $90 billion in assets under management at June 2021, according to Australian Investment Capital (AIC) and Preqin's most recent report. The 2022 Private Capital Market Yearbook report also recorded ...

Reserve Bank fallout after hawkish pivot

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2022
Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Australia surprised markets by lifting the cash rate target for the first time in over a decade. The decision to raise rates 25 basis points to 0.35% came as the RBA sought to withdraw the extraordinary monetary support ...

Reserve Bank lifts cash rate target

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2022
In the first increase in more than a decade, the Reserve Bank of Australia has raised the cash rate target by 25 basis points to 0.35%. Announcing the decision this afternoon, RBA governor Philip Lowe said the board determined the time is right to begin ...

Future Fund battles challenging markets

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2022
Future Fund's investment holdings slipped 1.5% over the three months ended March 31, now sitting just shy of $201 billion. In its latest portfolio update, Future Fund saw a return of 11.8% for the 12 months to March 31, exceeding its target of 9.1%. ...

Low wage growth a deliberate design feature: ACTU

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 3 MAY 2022
An ACTU report has blasted the Coalition government for the consistent entrenchment of low wage growth. The Morrison missing in action on wages report shows that over the entire term of the Morrison government, real wages have fallen by 2.3%. This is ...
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