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Chief economist update: This is a job for the RBA (and the Treasury)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 SEP 2019
... announced a 25 bp cut in the fed funds rate underscores financial markets' conviction that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut interest rates again when it meets on the first Tuesday of October - taking the official cash rate to a new record ...
Chief economist update: 'Paradox of Thrift' in action
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 SEP 2019
... second fiscal spending package amounting to around 4.2% of GDP. This is in tandem with the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) series of interest rate reductions that took the official cash rate from a high of 7.25% in 2008 to 3% by May 2009. It worked! ...
Foresight launches new wholesale fund
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  TUESDAY, 10 SEP 2019
... certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative and verified by the Carbon Trust. Foresight said the fund's target is 4-4.5% over the RBA cash rate. This is Foresight's first wholesale fund in Australia. The fund will provide Australian wholesale investors ...
Time to reset member return expectations?
HARRISON WORLEY  |  FRIDAY, 6 SEP 2019
... with negative coupons by several European countries. Meanwhile, global debt sits at 225% of GDP at USD$184 trillion and the RBA cash rate is at a record low of 1%. According to Rice Warner, it all adds up to a "massive global economic experiment" and ...
Chief economist update: Economy slows to decade low but still tops the pops
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 5 SEP 2019
... incorporate the passage through parliament of the most significant tax cuts in more than 20 years and the full impact of the RBA's decision to reduce interest rates by 50 basis points". As for the Prime Minister, he doesn't see Australia heading ...
Chief economist update: RBA not risking market disappointment
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 SEP 2019
As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept the official cash rate unchanged at 1.0% at its September meeting. Operative phrase: "as widely expected". You, I and Irene can wax pedantic about some changes in RBA governor Philip Lowe's ...
Chief economist update: The budget surplus can wait
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 30 AUG 2019
... averages, and capex expectations (for 2019-20) down by 3.7% from their actual 2018-19 results, justifies expectations for further RBA interest rate reductions and/or our (Jason's and mine and the RBA) prescription for the government to do the Keynesian ...
IOOF advice remediation hits $235m
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 AUG 2019
... service fees, estimated client loss for inappropriate advice, interest for time value of money at ASIC's directed rate of RBA cash rate + 6% and committed costs to resource the compensation program," IOOF said. Chief executive Renato Mota said aligned ...
Boutique launches new fund
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 26 AUG 2019
... Diversified High Yield Fund, which launched on August 1, aims to provide investors with a return of 4% per annum above the RBA official cash rate. The fund typically allocates to cash, fixed income-type securities, and trusts investing in direct property ...
Chief economist update: Will Australia avoid another global recession?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 AUG 2019
... September that should exceed investors' expectations"; the RBNZ's ready to take interest rates to -0.35% plus QE; the RBA to zero and perhaps, QE. As I've ranted many times before, the problem in today's world isn't the cost of borrowing ...
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