|Uh-oh, I may have to put the letters "W" and "R" in front of my last name (Ong) cause that's what my last prognosis for the US economy and the Fed's response is turning out to be.|
|The BOE kept monetary policy unchanged, as widely expected, right on the eve of Brexit and as Mark Carney wraps up as the head honcho.|
|Speaking at the Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum, Grattan Institute budget policy and institutional reform program director Danielle Wood explained the much touted federal government surplus may not be all it was cracked up to be.|
|Then again, if easier monetary policy is working, why are many economists and the financial markets factoring in at least one more 25 bps RBA rate cut?|
|This year is not the time for investors to make bold, long-term calls, according to Principal Global Investors' Bob Baur.|
|The longer the virus remains virulent, the stronger the likelihood that Japan's Olympic hopes will be dashed.|
|RBA governor Philip Lowe has rejected concerns that the bank's decision to cut interest rates last year dented consumer confidence and impacted weak consumer growth.|
|The doom and gloom in the global economy is starting to see the rays of light shine through in 2020 for Asia in particular, according to DWS chief investment officer Sean Taylor.|
|Ahead of the annual Financial Standard Chief Economist Forum, it appears that no one and nothing is immune from the spread of coronavirus. It's now turned the bull market in crude oil into a bear.|
|There's no doubting China's resolve, the same resolve that enabled it to build a fully-functioning hospital in just six days.|
Australia's superannuation sector is fighting a war on three different fronts, as the economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to bite.
Significant hikes in group insurance premiums have been put down to the Protecting Your Super reforms - with members of four superannuation funds facing premium increases of 34%.
APRA has asked superannuation funds to submit their in-house modelling on the magnitude of impact they are expecting from the Federal Government's special allowance for early release from superannuation.
Zenith Investment Partners wants to reverse out of its planned $12 million purchase of Chant West's superannuation business, saying the latter has been materially affected since February, but Chant West is digging its heels in.
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