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Few redundancies but pay cuts abound: Recruiter
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 23 APR 2020
... recruitment. None of them are suggesting that positions they were looking to hire will not progress at all." A Financial Standard poll recently found that 19% of respondents had a hiring freeze in place at their business and 12% had seen hours cut back. ...
Recruitment, salaries slide in financial services
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 20 APR 2020
... Index research, also finding a slide in salaries due to COVID-19 the government's action in shutting down industries. A poll of Australian LinkedIn users found that 36% had experienced a drop in wages or salaries and that 52% have reduced personal spending ...
Chief economist update: The cheaper alternative
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 MAR 2020
... draconian - by western standards - shutdown regulations gave Britons hope. So much so that, according to the latest YouGov poll, Boris' net approval rating jumped to +20 in March from -7 in the previous month. Fiscal and monetary authorities can ...
Chief economist update: Cash splash
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 MAR 2020
... to prevent the certainty of a global recession from turning into a global depression. According to Factset : "A Reuters poll of 40 economists showed a median 80% chance of recession this year, the highest level on record, up 50bps in the past two weeks. ...
Climate threat pushes Aussies to sustainability
ALLY SELBY  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 FEB 2020
... be thanks to increased investor awareness of climate change and its impact on the world. "According to the Lowy Institute Poll 2019, for the first time in its 15-year history, climate change topped the list of potential threats to the country's vital ...
Chief economist update: Bushfires singe growth, surplus predictions
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
... The first one is from Reuters (14 January 2020), "Australian economic outlook overshadowed by bushfires, drought: Reuters poll". According to the article: "Economists polled by Reuters forecast Australia's A$2 trillion ($1.4 trillion) of annual gross ...
Chief economist update: Santa Claus is coming to town
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 NOV 2019
... won (contrary to the polls showing Remain will win) and in 2017 (when Theresa May's party lost majority instead of the poll predicted landslide victory). But I digress. Financial Standard has always been looking at fundamentals and ... they've ...
Businesses warned to avoid dud funds
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... insurance premiums. A combined cost of $45 billion per year to our superannuation funds and the insurers they work with." A live poll conducted at the talk showed 76% of those who participated consider fees to be the most important factor, after performance ...
Chief economist update: Future path of fed funds rate
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 19 SEP 2019
... untouched at 1.5% and 1.9% in 2019 and 2020, respectively. These were, more or less, the same numbers that the Reuters' poll (pre-September FOMC announcement) of 120 economists responded to, that revealed that majority of the respondents think the ...
Chief economist update: Fed future move depends on dollar direction
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 SEP 2019
... already doing. A once in a lifetime opportunity that we are missing because of "Boneheads"." But if Reuters' recent poll of 120 economists is any guide, the Fed would only cut interest rates down to 1.5%-1.75%. The poll revealed that majority of ...
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