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After the recent rate cut from the RBA,  Commonwealth Bank chief economist Michael Blythe in a note to their investors  indicated that the bank expects the RBA to make more additional intere...
Australia (May 14th, 16)
In Australia, mortgage competition has intensified as the big 4 banks cut their home lending rates in response to the RBA 0.25 per cent rate cut, with the interest rates at their lowest for more t...
Australia (May 4th, 16)
The Australian budget announched on Tuesday will allow Australians to only contribute  $25,000 a year before tax and $500,000 after tax over the course of a lifetime for their retirement superann...
Australia (May 4th, 16)
In Australia, the Reserve Bank of Australia had cut the official cash rate this month by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, its lowest level ever. It was unchanged since May 2015 and this cut will p...
Personal Finance (May 3rd, 16)
The recent cut by the RBA in Australia benefited many with mortgage balances as the big banks mentioned to cut loan rates, while for many self funded retirees who had term deposits to rely on for thei...
Australia (May 3rd, 16)
According to Bloomberg, U.S regulators have proposed a plan that will disincentivize Wall Street firms on their reliance on volatile short-term funding. In particular lenders would be required to depe...
United States (May 3rd, 16)
Today Xinhua, the state-run news agency said that citing a statement from the Communist Party all couples will be allowed to have two children.The population control policy from the People's Republic ...
China (Oct 28th, 15)
As Greece ordered its banks and lenders to shutdown for 6 days from Monday referendum, the question arises of the likely impact if Greece actually defaults and possibly even leaves the Eurozone curren...
Banking (Jun 28th, 15)
  When the RBA cut the official cash rate to 2.25 per cent in February, the RBA said it was "not because things had turned for the worse, but rather because of the lack of compelling signs ...
Australia (Mar 23rd, 15)
For the second time in history the Nasdaq has exceeded the 5,000 mark. The last time the Nasdaq reached such great heights was just before the tech wreck in 2000.  When it hit 5,000 in the year 2...
United States (Mar 4th, 15)
The timing of Huawei’s new release of a new stylish smart watch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona cannot be better: merely a week ahead of Apple, who is expected to host an event to pres...
Technology (Mar 4th, 15)
While $1 million has the spending power of about $250,000 in 1985 according to the RBA, 2014 saw the emergence of 43,500 new millionaires in Australia. This figure was up from previous years; there we...
Australia (Mar 2nd, 15)
 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released today Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August with an increase0.1 percentage points to 5.8 per cent with  the number...
Australia (Sep 11th, 13)
The Australian government will hold a tender for the issue of Treasury Bonds on Friday, 13 September 2013 with 4.75% 15 June 2016 with first coupon on the 15 September 2013 (800M). Also anotherthe 5...
Australia (Sep 9th, 13)
The Australian dollar was today under further pressure after a recent period of weakness in the currency. With Ben Bernanke indicating that the Fed would push forward with its tapering of monetary pol...
Commodities (Jun 19th, 13)
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