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Chief economist update: Anchoring the recovery

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 JUN 2021
"We have to take the economy through the pandemic and into a recovery phase, which has now started. We need to really anchor the recovery. We always talk about inflation anchoring and we are not oblivious to that. But the recovery needs to be firm ...

Chief economist update: Iron ore is the glue that binds China and Australia

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 11 MAY 2021
The price of iron ore continues to heat up. It broke above the all-time high of US$191.70 a tonne recorded more than 10 years ago (February 2011) on 6 May 2021 and is currently fetching 215.48/tonne. This represents a 31.4% increase from end-2020's ...

Mercer creates new sales, strategy roles

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021
... start in her new position from June, she joins from MLC where she was general manager, corporate super for MLC Masterkey and Plum. She's returning to Mercer, having worked there for six years including in a role leading Mercer's multi-manager funds. ...

Mainstream to be acquired for $170m

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 9 MAR 2021
Mainstream has announced it entered a scheme of implementation deed with Vistra to acquire 100% of the company for an implied value of $170 million. The offer of $1.20 per share represents a 300% increase over Mainstream's share price at IPO in October ...

Australian recovery has been outstanding: La Trobe Financial

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 4 MAR 2021
Attendees of the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum in Sydney have been reassured that Australia's economic recovery has not just been good - it's been very good. That's according to La Trobe Financial chief investment officer and ...

Charter Hall bleeds profits, appoints director

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 FEB 2021
The property investment group's profits are down 44.7% despite a steady increase in funds under management (FUM), according to its half-year results. Statutory profit plummeted to $173.2 million from $313.2 million in the 12 months prior and EBITDA ...

Chief economist update: Red metal turning red hot

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 16 FEB 2021
The latest GDP growth updates show that the world's major economies remain in contraction (in year-on-year terms) at the end of 2020 and despite the roll-out of vaccines, the COVID-19 pandemic (and now its variants) remain with us, triggering stop-and-go ...

Chief economist update: Nikkei not so fine

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 FEB 2021
"Oh Nikkei, you're so fine You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Nikkei..." My apologies to Toni Basil for re-wording the lyrics to her 1981 hit "Mickey", but anyone watching the rise and rise of the Nikkei-225 index will understand. The Japanese ...

Risk inflows stay flat

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 FEB 2021
Risk premium inflows experienced marginal decreases in the 12 months to September 2020, new research shows. The latest data from Plan For Life showed inflows decrease by 0.4% with the largest falls from BT/Westpac (-20.8%) and AIA (-10.1%). These were ...

Arowana winds up LIC

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 7 JAN 2021
The Arowana Contrarian Value Fund (CVF) is in the process of winding up and delisting from the ASX after a period of underperformance. The listed investment vehicle flagged in April 2020 that it was "engaging in a detailed strategic review" because ...
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