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Morningstar warns of stretched valuations in Australian equities

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024
... market has surprised on the upside, with equity investors looking through the malaise to the green pasture of lower interest rates," Morningstar director of equity research Mathew Hodge said. However, he cautioned that the market's enthusiasm might be ...

IMF flags concerns over 'risky' private credit market

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 9 APR 2024
... bonds. "This makes them more vulnerable to rising rates and economic downturns. With the recent rise in benchmark interest rates, our analysis indicates that more than one-third of borrowers now have interest costs exceeding their current earnings," ...

Australian housing crisis escalates as affordability worsens

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 8 APR 2024
Rising interest rates and weak disposable income growth have caused housing affordability to drop to its lowest point in decades, according to Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) senior economists. The economists pointed out that Australian Bureau ...

Powell confirms rate cuts likely 'at some point' this year

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 APR 2024
... reiterated that the better than forecast US economic performance gives the FOMC time to let data guide policy, but that interest rates will likely be cut at some point this year," Commonwealth Bank associate economist Harry Ottley said. "Fed chair Jerome ...

Australian private capital industry surges 33%

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 2 APR 2024
... to be actively investing is now eight times the number it was over the same period. The report also found higher interest rates increased pressure on margins for private equity firms, and this was particularly the case for leveraged buyouts. In 2023 ...

Vanguard lowers management fees

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 MAR 2024
... rates on hold last week and removing their tightening bias, our outlook for bonds remains positive and we expect interest rates to ultimately settle at levels above those in recent memory."

PE deals tumble again, down 63%: Bain & Company

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAR 2024
... Australian and New Zealand private equity sector took another tumble, sharply falling 63% in value during 2023 as high interest rates and market uncertainty continues to spook investors. This is the second year in a row that saw deal values decline in ...

Threats outside the Australian financial system build: RBA

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  TUESDAY, 26 MAR 2024
... commodity prices and reduced Chinese demand for Australian goods and services," the Assessment said. Additionally, high interest rates and weak demand in the global commercial real estate market could lead to a deterioration of conditions, negatively ...

US Federal Reserve eyes multiple interest rate cuts this year

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 MAR 2024
... as well as upward revisions to both its GDP growth and inflation forecasts. This is a Fed that wants to reduce interest rates," Principal Asset Management chief global strategist Seema Shah said. "The Fed did not make any announcements with regards the ...

Markets, economies benefit from eustress: ABDO

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 20 MAR 2024
... hurry. It might take more than stopping inflation to see consumer-led recovery," he said. The rapid increase in interest rates since May 2022 from 0.10% to today's 4.35% has sparked worrying levels of stress for individuals and businesses and speaks ...
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