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Weekly Market Update – 30th September 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

US, European and Japanese share markets rose solidly over the last week on increasing signs from the Fed that it is open to pausing or slowing its interest rate increases. Chinese shares rose slightly but Australian shares fell slightly. Weakness in resources,

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Weekly Market Update – 16th November 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

“Risk off” returned to financial markets over the past week with most share markets falling and bond yields declining as last month’s worries returned, tech stocks came under renewed pressure and the continuing plunge in the oil price weighed on energy shares.

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The Australian Parliamentary Review

The Australian Parliamentary Review showcases organisations considered as exemplifying ‘best practice’ in their given industry. The review submissions are used as a learning tool to the public and private sector, in particular to those in financial services.

The 2018 Finance Review was sent out to over 35,000 leading policymakers including members of

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Weekly Market Update 9th November 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets mostly rose over the last week, helped in particular by a favourable reaction to the US midterm elections. Chinese shares remained under pressure though. Bond yields continued to rise reflecting the “risk on” tone from investors and as the Fed

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Weekly Market Update – 2nd November 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets bounced back over the past week helped by good US earnings results and a lessening of trade war fears following a phone call between President Trump and President Xi Jinping. US shares rose 2.4%, Eurozone shares gained 3%, Japanese shares

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Weekly Market Update – 26th October 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Most major share markets fell over the past week as worries about the global growth outlook continue. US shares fell 3.9%, Eurozone shares fell 2.6%, Japanese shares lost 6% and Australian shares fell 4.6%. Chinese shares rose 1.2% though thanks to stimulus

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Labor’s franking policy is a ticking bomb for all super funds

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) proposal to limit cash refunds of franking credits will clearly impact many pension phase SMSFs, but we believe it also has the potential to impact many other superannuation funds.

In this paper, we build a model of the key variables which determine whether a superannuation fund

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Weekly Market Update – 19th October 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

While share markets had a great bounce from oversold levels early in the last week they fell back to varying degrees as worries around US interest rates, the US trade conflict with China, tech stocks and Italy’s budget deficit continued along

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