Finance News

The RBA nearly lifted by 0.5% in February, plus reporting season interviews with some heavy hitters

22 February 2023
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Yesterday the RBA released the minutes from its February meeting which revealed the RBA Board was seriously thinking about a 0.5% rates increase. Their argument was to combat the inflation challenges we are facing and explained that wages data exceeding expectations, as well as a risk that high prices "in the cost of living" would persist. These, amongst others, were all…

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Are you a director of an Australian entity? Time to get your director ID sorted!

16 November 2022
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Are you a director of an Australian entity? If you are, or you’re not sure, keep reading.   There are all kinds of directors in Australia. The obvious ones are directors of companies or trusts, but there are others as well. You could be a director if you run a charity, look after your local footy club, or…

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Financial illiteracy is a big problem, but you can be part of the solution

7 September 2022
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With the constant fluctuations in markets and the economy in recent times, there’s never been a starker reminder of how big a problem financial literacy is in our community – or rather, financial illiteracy.   From recent conversations I’ve had, it’s pretty clear a large percentage of people really struggle to understand what rising inflation…

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The recession warning sign you’re about to start hearing a lot more about

26 August 2022
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2022 has been a pretty extraordinary year when it comes to volatility and uncertainty.   We’ve seen inflation ballooning, interest rates rising, the cost of living increasing, geopolitical concerns, share and property markets falling, and now the big “R” is looming: recession.   Investors are nervous about US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s upcoming speech…

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