Weaker $A would help recovery and offshore earners

Weaker $A would help recovery and offshore earners

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Sep 15, 2020 – 3.37pmThe Reserve Bank concedes a weaker dollar would help the economy recover from its historic COVID-19 recession, breaking its silence to agree with the blue-chip companies that warn of exchange rate pain.The central bank's comments, revealed in the minutes of its September policy decision, came a day after Macquarie Group flagged…
ASX to slip, Wall St rises

ASX to slip, Wall St rises

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Sep 15, 2020 – 5.00amAustralian shares appear set for a relatively flat open as Wall Street rallied to start its week.ASX futures were down 7 points or 0.1% to 5899 near 5.45am AEST. The local currency edged higher.In afternoon trade in New York, the Dow was up near 340 points or 1.2% with 28 of…
Battle for virus tests as UK system nears collapse

Battle for virus tests as UK system nears collapse

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AnalysisThe system in England is under such strain that now it's reportedly near-impossible for most people to get tested. Here's how hard it really is.Sep 18, 2020 – 1.16amLondon | My eight-year-old son came into our bedroom one night this week, feeling hot. It turned out he had a slight but persistent temperature, and in…
ME borrowers return to making full payments in droves

ME borrowers return to making full payments in droves

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The lender only saw subdued growth in its home loan portfolio of 2 per cent – about 70 per cent as fast as credit system growth – in an environment where prices have never been sharper and refinancing can earn customers a couple of thousand dollars in the hand.Mr Crane said the home loan market…
Hisense shows how two screens are better than one … mostly

Hisense shows how two screens are better than one … mostly

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TechnologyHaving spent time comparing the new Dual Cell technology to OLED, I have just two things to say: Wow! And, wow, how did they get it so wrong?Hisense's Dual Cell technology can produce extra black where it's needed . . . and sometimes where it's not needed.  Sep 17, 2020 – 9.49amYou spend a great…
ASX to retreat; Tesla soars; RBA minutes ahead

ASX to retreat; Tesla soars; RBA minutes ahead

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Key PointsASX futures are down 16 points, or 0.3 per cent.Tech stocks were largely mixed in overnight trade.RBA September meeting minutes ahead.8 mins ago – 8.02amOracle shares rise on TikTok dealWilliam McInnesOracle Corporation shares advanced 4.3 per cent to $US59.46 on Monday after it confirmed it would partner with ByteDance in order to satisfy the…
Roku And Peacock Talks Resume And Deal Seen As Near; NBCUniversal TV Everywhere Apps Won’t Go Dark Tonight – Deadline

Roku And Peacock Talks Resume And Deal Seen As Near; NBCUniversal TV Everywhere Apps...

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UPDATED at 2PM PT: Roku and NBCUniversal are back at the negotiating table with renewed hopes that a compromise can be reached, enabling Peacock to finally reach the large-scale streaming platform. The sense of optimism is such, according to those privvy to t…
Qantas mulls move from Sydney headquarters

Qantas mulls move from Sydney headquarters

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Qantas is considering an interstate move from its Mascot headquarters, which it has called home for more than two decades, amid a review of its property footprint and overheads.The review will focus on the Mascot headquarters and budget subsidiary's Jetstar's offices in Collingwood, Victoria. Some aviation facilities, including heavy maintenance facilities in Brisbane, are also…
AG Barr called for aggressive charges against violent protesters – Business Insider

AG Barr called for aggressive charges against violent protesters – Business Insider

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"The attorney general seems personally, deeply offended by the autonomous zone and wants someone to pay for it," Chuck Rosenberg said.
‘All weather’ risk parity strategy loses its shine

‘All weather’ risk parity strategy loses its shine

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OpinionRisk parity was a winning asset allocation strategy, until it wasn't. Now it has passed its sell-by date, but it will not go gently into the night.Grant WilsonContributorLast weekend we explained how the era of offshore bank funding was over. There are many other tectonic plates that are shifting in global capital markets at the…