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|Australians are more financially stressed than they were before the Prime Minister announced plans to restart the nation's economy, according to latest research.|
|We've got simmering political and trade tensions with China to worry about but, before we do, we'd best deal with the rising tensions at home.|
|Government stimulus packages and lender deferrals may have softened the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic but with end dates in sight, UBS has warned of an impending fiscal cliff.|
|Easing containment restrictions in an increasing number of countries has improved the outlook for crude oil.|
|The ABS reporting that unemployment sits at 6.2% was surely a relief to many, but the numbers don't reflect those that have received no income from an employer in the last four weeks. If it did, we'd be at 11.7%.|
|While it is clear it will take some time for the world to return to what it once was, the focus is now on recovery and what the post-pandemic world will look like.|
|From where I sit, this kind of volatility is just the new normal for markets, but everyone is blaming the latest fall on Wall St on Fed chair Jerome Powell.|
|Treasurer Josh Frydenberg outlined a bleak future for the Australian economy in a speech to parliament, forecasting GDP to fall over 10% in the June quarter.|
|Less than five months into the year and it has gone from devastation wrought by the bushfires, the lockdown forced on society by the coronavirus and, just in, a brewing trade war with China - its biggest trading partner.|
|Easing - this time of social distancing and lockdown restrictions - along with continued policy support from monetary and fiscal authorities has improved financial market sentiment ... a lot.|
Sargon Capital's liquidators are looking for extra funding to dig deeper into the company's transactions, potential claims and the possibility of a dividend payment to creditors.
iShares today listed two exchange traded funds on the ASX that invest in Australian corporate bonds.
A survey of 110 pension funds, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies worldwide has revealed the new priority position ESG is taking in asset allocation.
Investec has established a postgraduate research scholarship with the University of Sydney Business School; in a move that it says will benefit the future finance workforce in Australia.
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