Chill
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 26 NOV 2015
Despite the gloomy domestic headlines, indications from which the RBA is directly in charge of - employment and inflation - are not on red alert levels.
Road of no return
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 NOV 2015
Wouldn't "the Committee's credibility" be shot if it goes ahead in December and it later turns out to be a policy mistake?
Spreading the word
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 24 NOV 2015
Data dependence -- mainly its interpretation - is where all the confusion lies.
FPA gives top award to private wealth adviser
LAURA MILLAN  |  MONDAY, 23 NOV 2015
The Financial Planning Association (FPA) awarded its top accolade, the FPA CFP Professional of the Year Award, to a Visis Private Wealth adviser.
The Fed could get it wrong
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 NOV 2015
What happens if it gets it wrong again this time? What if the Fed under-estimated the impact of a mere 25bps hike on its economy and on the world?
Pepared for "lift-off" watch out for "ceasing"
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 20 NOV 2015
The Fed has ended QE and it is about to lift the fed funds rate but it's balance sheet, while expanding no more, is also not contracting.
Japan does a double double-dip
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 17 NOV 2015
The economy has slid back into recession with real GDP contracting at an annualised rate of 0.8% in the third quarter that followed a 0.7% decline in the June quarter - that's recession number four or double double-dips since the global financial crisis.
Paris adds to the "why nots" for a December lift-off
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 NOV 2015
To be sure, like the Madrid and London bombings, and 9/11, financial markets would regain their composure in no time after the Paris attacks.
Philanthropists contribute to Australian literature
LAURA MILLAN  |  SUNDAY, 8 NOV 2015
Perpetual has confirmed the winner of this year's Patrick White Literary award, established by the writer and philanthropist to support Australia's literary community.
Family offices well ahead on gender equality
LAURA MILLAN  |  SUNDAY, 8 NOV 2015
Data collected for the first time shows that family offices are more than seven times more likely to be led by female chief executives than the companies of the S&P500.
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