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|Australia may not be "at the front of the queue for a safe and effective vaccine" (as Morrison declared back in November 2020) but it's certainly leading much of the world in containing the virus and strengthening economic recovery. This was the ...|
|Some move the goalposts when they can't hit the target, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison did one better and all but abandoned his government's vaccine roll-out target. Taking to Facebook, Morrison announced on April 10 that: "The government ...|
|The coronavirus optimism that prevailed over the dying weeks of 2020 and into the first quarter of this year has been replaced by concerns over the resurgence in infections - in Europe, India, Japan, South Korea and lately, the US, among others - caused ...|
|Just like the myth of Europa, Eurozone equities are riding on the back of a bull. Eurozone equities soared to their highest levels in 13 years. The VStoxx index - the Eurozone's fear gauge dropped to 13-month lows. Lucky 13. The Euro Stoxx-50 index ...|
|The way it's (not) going for Japan, recent upgrades to its 2021 economic growth made by the OECD and the International Monetary Fund might need to be toned down or even reversed to a downgrade at their next outing. The OECD's March 2021 "Interim ...|
|"Come on, Barbie, let's go party" ... until 2024. In Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) parlance: "The board is committed to maintaining highly supportive monetary conditions until its goals are achieved. The board will not increase the cash rate until ...|
|"Business is picking up as mandated restrictions seem to be easing and spring is right around the corner." "Higher levels of demand related to additional business reopening, and increased activity related to vaccination distribution." "Vaccination rates ...|
|Activity in China's manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors returned with a vengeance after a brief pause during the country's Lunar New Year holidays. National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data show that China's manufacturing PMI rebounded ...|
|Healthier consumers are happier consumers are spending consumers. US consumer confidence has rebounded to its highest level since the onset of the pandemic in America in March last year. This is hardly surprising with cases of coronavirus infections ...|
|The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept monetary policy settings at its March meeting - short-term key interest rate at minus 0.1% and the target for the 10-year Japanese government bond yield at around 0%. It also pledged that it "will continue with Quantitative ...|
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While the events of 2020 showed superannuation funds manage liquidity well, funds should consider the extent to which they rely on certain asset classes for liquidity, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has said.
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Challenger's multi-boutique business will distribute the $54 billion Impax Asset Management's sustainability strategies in Australia and New Zealand.
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Nearly 20 years after ETFs started trading in Australia, their total assets crossed $102 billion at the end of March.
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A new report finds that it is possible for financial advisers to attract young clients and convince them about the benefits of advice and life insurance using new strategies.
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