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|Attendees of the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum in Sydney have been reassured that Australia's economic recovery has not just been good - it's been very good.|
|With ABS data showing the first time in history that've posted back-back quarters of more than 3% expansion, it's certain Australia's phoenix-like rise from the ashes of COVID-19 will forever be etched in history.|
|Keeping rates unchanged, the Reserve Bank of Australia is confident things are getting better, but they won't actually be better until at least 2024, it says.|
|The government's stimulus spending, and reforms like the early release scheme, have boosted Australian financial comfort to record highs despite the impact of COVID-19.|
|Global investor confidence has decreased since the start of the year, with large drops in Asia and Europe dragging down the index, according to State Street.|
|What's the point of increased transparency and forward guidance in financial markets - the bond market, in this case - if the Fed and other central banks' have made it clear that it will take some time before there is any movement towards inflation targets?|
|As hoped, things appear to be slowly going back to normal, but the world economy appears to be getting too much of a good thing.|
|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.|
The former managing director of business development at QIC is taking on a new role with private markets investment firm Northleaf Capital Partners.
According to new analysis, stock picks which became popular on Facebook, Reddit and Twitter were almost guaranteed to see investors lose money.
Contango Asset Management is expanding its distribution capabilities in appointing a new lead and head of retail.
Evalesco Financial Services recently finalised the acquisition of former Association of Financial Advisers national president Marc Bineham's advice firm.
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