Insider trading has become more subtle

Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Insider trading comes in two main forms: arguably legal and clearly illegal. But, as with drugs in sport, it’s hard to tell when arguably legal ends and clearly illegal begins. It is generally accepted that it is wrong to buy Stock in the company you run when you know something about it that the market does not. It’s especially...

의 S&피 500 nears its all-time high. Here’s why stock markets are defying economic reality

The stock market is not the economy. This old and playful maxim is typically not true: often the stock market is a good proxy for the economy and a very good indication of what will happen to it. But it aptly captures the current divergence between stock markets and the worst economic crisis in a century. In the US the NASDAQ (which include tech stocks such as...

Small businesses are being starved of funds: here’s how to make their loans cheaper

JIANG HONGYAN/Shutterstock/RBAThe government has widely touted its support for small businesses – most notably the provision of loans subsidised by the Reserve Bank. In its economic update on Friday the Reserve Bank talked up its low-cost Term Funding Facility. Take-up was “increasing steadily”. The scheme gives banks ultra low-interest money (0.25% per year for three years) on the understanding they will lend it to households and businesses that...

Reforming ‘dad leaveis a baby step towards greater gender equality

ShutterstockGrattan Institute research published today shows the average 25-year-old woman who goes on to have a child can expect to earn A$2 million less by the time she is 70 than the average 25-year-old man who becomes a father. For childless women and men, the lifetime gap is about A$300,000. This earnings gap leaves mothers particularly vulnerable if their relationship breaks down. Unpaid work still falls largely on...

No snapback: Reserve Bank no longer confident of quick bounce out of recession

Olga Kashubin/ShutterstockThe good news in the Reserve Bank’s latest quarterly set of forecasts is that the recession won’t be as steep as it thought last time. The bad news is it now expects ultra-weak economic growth to drag on and on, pushing out the recovery and meaning Australia won’t return to the path it was on for years if not the end of the decade. Its so-called baseline...

Vital Signs. Shorter meetings but longer days: how COVID-19 has changed the way we work

ShutterstockOne of the many things COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on is the way many of us work. Those fortunate enough to be able to work from home have been able to adapt to this new reality – and it certainly has been “new”. Perhaps the biggest question for both employers and employees is whether working from home has led to a decrease in productivity. The fact...

Shorter meetings but longer days: how COVID-19 has changed the way we work

ShutterstockOne of the many things COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on is the way many of us work. Those fortunate enough to be able to work from home have been able to adapt to this new reality – and it certainly has been “new”. Perhaps the biggest question for both employers and employees is whether working from home has led to a decrease in productivity. The fact...

Early access to super doesn’t justify higher compulsory contributions

A big part of the Morrison government’s response to COVID-19 has been allowing people early access to their superannuation. Australians who have claimed hardship have applied for A$30.7 billion to date. This has been happening in an environment in which compulsory super contributions are set to climb from 9.5% of wages to 12% over the next five years starting in July next year. Many in the super industry...

경고: what COVID is doing to commercial property it is about to do to super funds

We’ve heard a lot about what the present crisis will do to home prices, less about what it will do to commercial property prices. Commercial properties include office buildings, shopping centres, hotels and warehouses. They account for 8% of the assets of Australian super funds. Melbourne’s Wesley Place commercial precinct is owned by a property trust. If their values drop (and they are falling) it will affect all...
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