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Funds SA, Mercer Super make key appointments

ELIZABETH FRY  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2024
... Sustainable Finance Initiative Taxonomy Technical Experts Group and adjunct professor at Adelaide University's School of Economics. Debelle previously held roles at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements, Australian Treasury ...

Markets look to US rate cuts as inflation falls

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 12 JUL 2024
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has indicated that a cooling labour market has alleviated inflation pressures, signalling to investors that interest rate cuts could be on the horizon. June's US consumer price index (CPI) data revealed a rise of 3% from ...

Australia climbs global wealth ranks

ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 11 JUL 2024
Australia has moved up the ranks in the UBS Global Wealth Report, rising from third place to second in terms of median wealth per adult, sitting just below Luxembourg. In 2023 wealth growth across the world recovered from its 3% contraction the previous ...

Government lifts funding to preserve banking in the Pacific

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2024
The government will inject an additional $6.3 million to curb the rapid withdrawal of banking services in the Pacific. The funding includes $2.9 million to the World Bank for developing digital identity infrastructure across Pacific Island countries ...

New lending for property investors up 30%

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2024
New housing lending unexpectedly fell in May, declining by 1.7% for the month. Lending to owner-occupiers and to investors both fell in the month but remain well above levels seen this time last year. In fact, new lending to investors has been very ...

Job mobility falls for first time in three years

ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2024
Australia's job mobility rate has fallen for the first time in three years, back to around its pre-pandemic level, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS head of labour statistics Bjorn Jarvis said in the 12 months ...

ASIC levy to slug advisers $48.4m

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2024
... the ASIC levy to be reduced, along with more transparency on how these costs are arrived at." A report by the Senate Economics References Committee on ASIC's investigation and enforcement released last week called for a review of how the regulator is ...

Investment veterans take on new roles

ELIZABETH FRY  |  MONDAY, 8 JUL 2024
... is also a former investment chief of Perth-based super fund GESB. Earlier, he advised two New South Wales premiers on economics.

RBA minutes confirm potential August rate hike

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 JUL 2024
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) released the minutes from its June board meeting at which it held interest rates steady, but confirmed it did consider the possibility of a hike. The minutes also confirmed the RBA is vigilant to the upside risks ...

Inflation spikes again sparking rate rise fears

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2024
Australians and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will be feeling disappointed after the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the CPI indicator or May showing an annual increase of 4%, up from 3.4% in February. Canstar group executive, financial ...
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