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Chief economist update: It's raining jobs

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 JUN 2021
... must fall". Australia's "jobs full" recovery brings with it that horrible thought that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and/or the federal government withdrawing their policy largesse. Que horror! Monetary and fiscal accommodation no more! We ...

LIC restructures to ETMF

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  THURSDAY, 10 JUN 2021
... million dollars in it. The long/short actively managed ETMF has a management fee of 1.38% per annum, a performance fee of RBA cash rate plus 5% with high water mark and a minimum 6% per annum yield paid quarterly. Three-year returns after fees were 17.6% ...

Government to strengthen FMI

ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 9 JUN 2021
... regulators. The Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) consisting of APRA, ASIC, Treasury and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) previously handed a report to government with recommendations to increase their powers to intervene to manage a crisis and ...

Chief economist update: Home sweet home

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 7 JUN 2021
... revving up purchases in anticipation of booms to come. With interest rates at record lows and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) pledging that they will remain at current levels until 2024, those who can afford to borrow are borrowing ... to the hilt ...

LIBOR phased out by year end

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 4 JUN 2021
... also face financial, conduct, litigation, and operational risks associated with inadequate preparation," ASIC, APRA and the RBA said in a joint statement. ASIC commissioner Cathie Armour added: "Firms should, as soon as practicable, stop the sale and ...

Chief economist update: Australia on top

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 JUN 2021
... Australia's rosy outlook. Then again, this has encouraged us, Australians all (well, most) to get vaccinated. In the words of the RBA, "An important ongoing source of uncertainty is the possibility of significant outbreaks of the virus, although ...

Chief economist update: RBA cash rate on ice until 2024

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 JUN 2021
... message that interest rates will remain at record lows "until 2024 at the earliest", the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) June board meeting was largely a ho-hum affair. As expected, the RBA left monetary policy settings unchanged; "including: the ...

Chief economist update: Victoria's victory against the virus voided

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 MAY 2021
... Victoria's state government could even decide to loosen its budget spending. And then, there's the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). At its May Board meeting, it hinted that it could start tapering its bond purchases in July. This now, to a certain ...

Chief economist update: Twist in tail of Aussie economic revival

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 25 MAY 2021
... additional spending announced in the budget and continued monetary policy accommodation by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Too much of a good thing (stronger growth) isn't a good thing (rising inflationary pressures). Markit Economics' May ...

Chief economist: What JobKeeper cliff?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 MAY 2021
... not be long until Australia sees the unemployment rate fall below 5.0%, earlier than the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) forecast - 5.0% at the end of 2021 and 4.75% by June next year.
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