|The US will benefit from the promised increased purchases from China. China will benefit from increased exports from the easing/reversal of the global growth slowdown. Everybody wins.|
|Is the Australian equity market overvalued? If these figures are to be believed, the answer is simple - yes.|
|The highly anticipated US-China 'phase one' trade agreement has finally come to pass - signed, sealed and delivered yesterday. Now, my money is on China trying its best to comply - without losing face, of course.|
|The prospect of slower economic growth and increased government spending spells bye, bye surplus.|
|A look at Japan's latest indicators show numerous conflicting signals.|
|Given still depressed consumer confidence, Australians are more likely to exploit the RBA's lower interest rates, the Morrison government's increased spending and the wealth effect from rising property and stock market prices to save or reduce their ...|
|The strength (or otherwise) of the UK economy relative to the European Union will partially dictate the outcome of the Brexit negotiations over the next 12 months.|
|The global economy is toeing a fine line between economic growth and recession, with a number of threats poised to disrupt the already tepid global rally.|
|The balance of probabilities points to continued oil price gains in 2020.|
|What's a central bank to do if after so many years of policy accommodation it still couldn't hit its target? Move the goalpost, of course.|
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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