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ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020   12:08PM
New research has identified that urgent short-term need for money is the main driver for people withdrawing their superannuation savings under the COVID-19 ERS scheme.
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Chief economist update: October rate cut?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 24 SEP 2020
Will the RBA cut interest rates next week as Westpac chief economist Bill Evans has led financial markets to believe?
Retail fund satisfaction drops
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 SEP 2020
Customer satisfaction will retail funds fell by 2.5% while satisfaction in industry funds rose 0.2%, according to new data from Roy Morgan's Superannuation Satisfaction Report.
Chief economist update: RBA negative on negative interest rate policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 23 SEP 2020
Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Guy Debelle address at the Australian Industry Group's virtual conference yesterday sparked a second wave - a second wave of negative interest rate speculation, that is.
Chief economist update: Dan defeats second wave
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 SEP 2020
Harsh as it may be, the resurgence of cases of coronavirus infections in Europe supports Dan Andrews' cautious approach towards re-opening.
Chief economist update: Yoshihide and the yen
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 21 SEP 2020
In addition to eroding Japan's export competitiveness and dragging growth, a higher yen - spurred by a European second wave - could put downward pressure on the nation's already very low/negative inflation.
Chief economist update: As luck would have it
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 SEP 2020
It wasn't supposed to go this way. Given the lockdown in Melbourne and most closed-border policy in most states, financial markets and economists were correct in expecting further deterioration in the domestic labour market. But they were wrong.
Chief economist update: Zero beyond 2023
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 17 SEP 2020
The fed funds rate could remain at near zero beyond 2023.
ASX revises capital raising measures
ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 SEP 2020
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has revised its temporary emergency capital raising measures that were put in place to assist companies during the COVID-19 crisis.
Chief economist update: China's post-pandemic economy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 16 SEP 2020
While the People's Bank of China remains on alert, recent activity stats are easing pressure on both China's fiscal and monetary authorities.
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