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|Looking at Australia's latest trade stats, one would be forgiven for believing that Beijing and Canberra have kissed and made up.|
|Disappointing. This is the one word that describes the latest batch of activity indicators out of China.|
|According to ABS data, employment in May was higher than it was pre-pandemic. This bodes well for everyone praying for Australia's recovery - so why are financial markets throwing a tantrum at mounting indications we are well on our way?|
|The Fed has spoken and Wall Street does not like what it's heard or seen (in the dot plots).|
|Latest statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics do little more than tell us what we already know; property prices are still growing. But could putting an end to this be more dangerous?|
|European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde is improving on Mario Draghi's "whatever it takes" mantra.|
|The US Fed has made it clear it considers inflation transitionary. But, could inflation continue to accelerate even after the base effects are washed out of the stats?|
|While many, if not most, of its central bank peers - led by the Fed - are pushing back against inflation concerns, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) cannot seem to drive growth in the country's consumer prices significantly beyond zero.|
|US economic momentum has shifted gears. While the headline figures paint a dreary picture, latest stats show more businesses bouncing back and wages growing.|
|The Australian property market is booming and, with interest rates to stay low and prices expected to keep rising, home is where the money is.|
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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