| | WEDNESDAY, 1 APR 2020 3:59PMThe Australian Council of Trade Unions believes the government's JobKeeper program is still flawed, though is glad the calls of Australian workers have been heard.|
|In response to COVID-19, Financial Executive Women has launched an industry-first weekly Livestream event for its members.|
|Australia's banks will extend the six-month deferral of loans to 30,000 more businesses, in a bid to assist commercial landlords struggling to do the right thing by their tenants during the crisis.|
|The CFA Institute has postponed the June 2020 CFA exam, saying the decision was reached for the safety of the global community.|
|JP Morgan Chase & Co has committed $86 million (US$50 million) to address global public health and long-term economic challenges from the spreading COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Former executives of the popular children's store lined their pockets with $26 million (US$16 million) in bonuses just days before filing for bankruptcy, including a $4.2 million (US$2.6 million) bonus awarded to chief executive David Brandon.|
|The Conference of Major Superannuation Funds has been cancelled or postponed along with a number of the financial services sectors big events, including charity fundraiser FICAP.|
|Following reports that Westpac's Sydney offices were evacuated due to a coronavirus scare, the bank has confirmed it is business as usual.|
|Trump has taken to Twitter once again, this time, to slam the Federal Reserve and its chair Jerome Powell.|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon is recovering after he experienced a tear in his heart's main artery and was rushed into emergency surgery late last week.|
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.
The $10 billion industry superannuation fund has issued a notice to members detailing changes to investment fees, admin fees, insurance premiums and investment objectives.
New research has revealed the 22 ASX 300 companies - many of which super funds have exposure to - that are polluters and haven't performed well this year.
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