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|Even before the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Australia, it was clear we were returning to pre-pandemic normality, and latest stats back this.|
|Wall Street wants both a return to pre-pandemic normal and for President Biden's US$1.2 trillion stimulus package to pass, in addition to continued loosening of monetary policy without inflation. But something has to give.|
|Two days short of 13 months when the coronavirus first reached Australian shores (25 January 2020), the vaccine has landed.|
|At the rate the labour market is going, chances are the Reserve Bank of Australia is going to revise up its unemployment rate projections in three months' time.|
|The US economy is not out of the woods yet and therefore, worrywarts need not be concerned over rising inflation - that would prompt the Fed taper policy accommodation.|
|If there's one thing that matches (well, nearly) the exponential rate of infection from the coronavirus, it's the vertigo-inducing rally on Wall Street.|
|The latest GDP growth updates show that the world's major economies remain in contraction, and the lingering uncertainty provides fodder for a bearish narrative for 2021.|
|Many are calling for an extension to the JobKeeper scheme, but recent statistics simply don't support that view. So what's a government to do?|
|It's beginning to look a lot like the Eurozone economy wouldn't be able to dodge a double-dip recession given tighter and/or extended coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns remain in place in many of its member countries.|
|Would improved consumer and business confidence set off a virtuous cycle of increased household spending, higher corporate profits, create more jobs and boost consumer confidence?|
Christian Super is reducing insurance premiums for most of its members, saying the offering now better aligns with what is available at other super funds.
The head of investment stewardship at VFMC has departed, with an interim replacement appointed.
KPMG Australia and The Table Club have produced a new report revealing how much growth family offices expect from investments and what they want from investment managers.
A former Westpac executive has joined BlackRock to lead its wealth division for Asia Pacific.
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