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At its meeting today, the Board decided to: maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances at zero per cent maintain the target of 10 basis points for the April 2024 Australian Government bond continue to purchase government securities at the rate of $4 billion a...
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The transition towards net zero carbon emissions is shaping up to be a key investment theme of the next decade and we believe that no sector is more central to the transition than Australia’s mining industry. The batteries that power electric vehicles and energy storage facilities are a core part of the energy transition –...
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There is little doubt the past year has been a wonderful time to be an equity investor, with strong company results and very strong markets. The 2021 company reporting season that has just ended underlined just how well equity investors are doing. There was approximately $90 billion in buybacks, dividends and takeovers that have been...
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ironmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have become a core part of how organisations are reporting on their operational performance. However, assessing ESG in the unlisted real estate industry has been more difficult for investors. Real estate is a fragmented asset class and some of the changes needed to deliver real sustainability require significant capital...
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Australian residential housing is a very popular investment. Why? In part because it is possible to get up to ten times leverage – you can borrow ten times the amount of your deposit, depending on your financial position. It’s also part of the psyche. Australians grew up being told to save for a deposit for...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to: maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances of zero per cent maintain the target of 10 basis points for the April 2024 Australian Government bond purchase government securities at the rate of $4 billion a week and...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to: maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances of zero per cent maintain the target of 10 basis points for the April 2024 Australian Government bond continue to purchase government securities at the rate of $5 billion a...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to: retain the April 2024 bond as the bond for the yield target and retain the target of 10 basis points continue purchasing government bonds after the completion of the current bond purchase program in early September. These purchases will be at the rate of $4 billion a...
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As history shows, a new financial year usually brings new opportunities in super and the commencement of the 2021/22 financial year is no different. From 1 July 2021, indexation of the contribution caps, Transfer Balance Cap (TBC) and Total Super Balance (TSB) takes place. Then there’s the announced continuation of the 50% minimum pension requirement,...
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Australia’s resurgence from the depths of the COVID-19 has been impressive by any measure. In the second half of 2020 we chalked up two consecutive quarters of GDP growth in excess of 3%1 - the first time this has been accomplished in recorded history, according to Treasurer Josh Frydenberg2 – and although growth through 2021...
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