In directing the banks to cut dividends, the prudential regulator has attacked a sacred cow.
The attractive term deposit rates now being offered by the big four banks make government bonds appear less appealing.
When sectors are priced for failure, such as airlines and retail property, it’s time to buy.
The boom in home-based telecommunications and teleconferencing comes just in time for these stocks.
Fiscal and monetary boosts are massive and necessary … and more will come.
As the government looks to an aid package for tenants, housing owners face unprecedented pressures.
Insurers and advisers have reported a spike in inquiries about income-protection cover in the event of redundancy.
Claiming tax deductions for ‘home office’ set-ups can be like walking through a minefield for the uninitiated.
This week’s Money Cafe is about industry super, RBA bond buying and mega stimulus.
Regulators have warned super funds to review health of investments in the wake of virus crisis.
Wait until you see what companies might have to do to raise money in what could quickly become a race against the clock.
One of the key figures in the fight against Labor’s failed plan to kill franking credits says they must stay a no-go zone despite ballooning government debt.
Moves to soften a looming rental crisis gave details on protecting tenants, but no parallel proposals for property owners.
Retrenched workers cashing in superannuation now will leave many millennials struggling in retirement and prompt fire sales.
Giving super members access to their retirement savings comes as several super funds will feel the brunt of worker job losses.
With investors having sold every sort of asset in recent weeks to raise cash, panic has ruled over markets.
It’s not just that your super savings have been hit by the coronavirus, the whole system has been redesigned.
We are not there yet ... but when you return to this market, make sure to ‘average in’.
Buy quality stocks at a rational price and you will do fine.
Which stocks might bounce first? Day of reckoning for the fund management industry. Why be consistent when investing?
Some industry super funds may find that having all their members working in one industry is an unsustainable risk
Where are the cash-flow rich, dividend paying companies with balance sheets that can handle this crisis?
AustralianSuper, IFM Investors, SunSuper and UniSuper have booked billions of dollars in losses across their unlisted assets.
Funds could face difficulties in honouring a sudden and large volume of superannuation withdrawal claims.
When your industry was created by government policy, the risk is you are subject to the whims of politicians.
AustralianSuper first to cut value of unlisted assets like toll roads and airports, as funds face threat of liquidity squeeze.
Hedge funds have quietly raised charges for investors who want to cash out their holdings, in some cases by up to 2000pc.
The super fund that looks after much of the university sector’s retirement savings faces an unusual predicament.
Retirees will benefit from the economic crisis package as two key retirement income arrangements are loosened.
The RBA could be asked to provide liquidity to help pay out workers seeking early access to super, under a new plan.
Superannuation experts warn that accessing your retirement fund to tide you over hard times should be done only as a last resort.
The sector has broadly welcomed early access to super savings but some warn against compounding liquidity pressures.
Australia’s smaller superannuation funds have knocked back concerns of a liquidity crisis.
Business Review Editor
Eric Johnston joined The Australian in July 2014. Previously he was the business editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, overseeing award-winning business coverage and driving investigative reporting. He also has worked at The AFR and as a correspondent with Dow Jones, where his stories appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
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