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Jobs grow as firms lift spending plans

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   New figures suggest a strong economic recovery is underway after the set-back of the recent COVID-19 lockdowns, with employment numbers growing and businesses upgrading their investment intentions. One major bank also expects the impact of having NSW, Victoria and the ACT in lockdown will […]

Market Update 9 July

Dr Shane Oliver Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist (AMP Capital)   Source: Bloomberg, FXStreet, AMP Capital Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets had a volatile ride over the last week on the back of worries that a resurgence of new coronavirus cases will derail the global […]

Economists ponder earlier cash rate rise

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   A speech by one of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s top officials will provide an opportunity to respond to last week’s extraordinarily strong labour force figures and signal whether it changes the timing of a future interest rate rise. Economists certainly believe it does. […]

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