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|The price of iron ore continues to rise and rise. It's up by another 9.1% in the first half of the first month of 2021 to US$169.97/metric tonne after soaring by 70.3% last year, sending it closer to the record high of US$191.70/metric tonne it ...|
|Japan may need to spend more to mitigate the expected slowing in consumption and business activity following the declaration of the second state of emergency. The worst of the pandemic appeared to have passed when Yoshihide Suga took over from Shinzo ...|
|The longer the Eurozone takes to get on top of the resurgence, the longer the lockdowns, the greater the risk of a double-dip recession. COVID-19 infections in Europe started re-appearing and multiplying sometime around October last year. The growth ...|
|The Chinese yuan has seen a sharp appreciation, leading major Chinese news outlets to report that the government would be relaxing rules to make it simpler to settle the currency internationally. 'Twas less than one and a half years ago that the ...|
|The All Ordinaries index finished 2020 with a gain of 0.7%. Nothing to write home to mother about, especially compared with the 16.3% and 16.0% surge in the S&P 500 and the Nikkei-225, respectively, over the same period. However, the local bourse's ...|
|Brexit is over. But even before the UK and the EU shook hands on the post-Brexit trade and cooperation pact on 24 December 2020 and before the ink on the signatures of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles ...|
|"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water." - Jaws About this time last year, the world was alerted - but only mildly alarmed - at yet another SARS-like disease spreading in Wuhan, China (the first confirmed case reported on December ...|
|Pandemic? What pandemic? The S&P500 index the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 2020 at record highs despite the US topping the list of countries with most total cases of coronavirus infections (21.3 million or roughly 25% of the world's total) ...|
|The Morrison government has released its Mid-Year Economic Financial Outlook (MYEFO), proving the old saying 'You must spend money to make money' right. This quote, generally attributed to Roman playwright, poet and philosopher Titus Maccius ...|
|The Fed's final act for the pandemic year 2020 was inaction. At the conclusion of its December FOMC meeting, the US Federal Reserve said: "The Committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at zero to 0.25% and expects it ...|
Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced a new head of retirement for Australasia as Brad Jeffrey retires after serving 40 years with the company.
Perpetual Investment Management has appointed a new custodian, replacing RBC Investor and Treasury Services following its exit from the Australian market.
Zenith Investment Partners has partnered with MSCI to enhance the delivery of institutional-grade portfolio analysis, service scalability, insights and reporting to its managed account portfolio clients.
The neobank has become the first Australian bank to return its customer deposits after it withdrew its banking products and announced the return of its authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) licence.
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