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|The OECD predicts global GDP to grow by 5.8% this year and by 4.4% in 2022, but there are a lot of frictions to be navigated, it warns.|
|The country hasn't fully opened yet but easing restrictions, an increased rate of vaccinations and stronger consumer and business spending have combined to speed up the UK's recovery.|
|But Australia is now in a better place compared with the lockdowns of days past.|
|If the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's growth and inflation assumptions and forecasts turn out correct, expect the official cash rate to double in the next year or so.|
|While China continues to ramp up its attempts to bring Australia to heel through rhetoric, threats and measures limiting/banning imports of Australian products, China remains our top export market.|
|No ifs, ands or buts about it - Australia's economic revival has come and will be strengthened by additional spending and continued monetary policy accommodation by the Reserve Bank of Australia.|
|Latest statistics from Markit Economics shows the global recovery is heating up. However, so is inflation. But are these merely transient pressures, or a sign of things to come?|
|With business confidence at record highs and job advertisements surging, it won't be long until Australia sees the unemployment rate fall below 5%.|
|The acceleration in inflation provides a good omen for wages growth, particularly for those whose pay increases are tied to CPI. Then again, rising consumer prices relative to wages growth could spell trouble.|
|A panel of policy, research and economics experts at the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds offered their view of the COVID-19 recovery, revealing how the pandemic changed economies.|
Natixis Investment Managers hired an institutional sales director who spent nearly a decade at First Sentier Investors.
The newly merged LGIAsuper and Energy Super have scrapped a weekly administration fee and will retain an annual fee as a result of scale benefits.
Fidelity International launched a climate investing policy with a rating scheme in a bid to halve its carbon emissions by 2030.
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue has recommended that the Australian Tax Office develop a Bill of Rights' for taxpayers.
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