Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 12/7/24

17 July

Share markets rose again over the last week with new highs in US, Japanese and Australian shares as expectations for Fed rate cuts were reinforced by comments from Fed Chair Powell and soft US inflation data and uncertainty about the impact of the...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian shares at new record highs – is it sustainable?

17 July

Key points – With Australian shares reaching a new record high we have revised up our slightly our expectations for the ASX 200 this year (from 7900 to 8100) reflecting prospects for lower interest rates globally and eventually in Australia...[Read More]

A comprehensive guide to managing personal finances

18 July

The importance of personal financial planning can’t be overstated, regardless of your age. Proper financial planning can offer a safety net for you and your family while giving you the freedom to make informed choices. Many adults worry about the...[Read More]

Navigating the intricacies of family Law: Why professional guidance is essential

18 July

Family law is a highly sensitive niche that profoundly impacts the lives of individuals and families.  Given its intricate nature, seeking professional advice is paramount to effectively navigating its complexities.  Here, we explore some trending...[Read More]

What you need to know about home improvement

18 July

Embarking on a home improvement can be an exciting and rewarding process. It can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. With so many informative videos and other great resources online, there’s a thriving culture...[Read More]

Working beyond retirement age

17 July

In 2022, 130,000 Australians retired. The average age at retirement was 64.8 years[1]. People retire for a variety of reasons including: Reaching age pension age, Being able to access their super, Declining health, Retrenchment or job loss, The...[Read More]

Proof scheme an ‘export edge’ for low-emission products

17 July

Companies will get an edge in international trade with the fast-tracking of Australia’s proof-of-origin scheme for new fuels, fertilisers and building materials, the government says. Due to announce the move at an industry conference on Tuesday,...[Read More]

King Charles, Queen Camilla to visit Australia

17 July

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will tour Australia later this year, the first time the royals have visited since the inauguration. Charles, 75, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, and his wife, 76, will visit Canberra and NSW in October,...[Read More]

Call to tax companies that replace workers with AI

17 July

Businesses that replace workers with artificial intelligence tools should pay additional taxes, an inquiry will hear, as well as calls for restrictions on the use of the technology and greater government oversight. The calls are expected at the...[Read More]

Controversial ‘travel tax’ behind border security boost

17 July

Tourists are being charged more to leave Australia, as the federal government attempts to bolster biosecurity funding. An additional $47.1 million had been delivered to the biosecurity system after a change to the government’s fees and charges,...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 5/07/24

10 July

Share markets mostly rose over the last week. US shares rose 2% buoyed by increasing confidence in Fed rate cuts this year and strength in tech stocks. This was reinforced on Friday with softer jobs data. Eurozone shares rose 1.9% boosted by...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – The five reasons why the $A is likely to rise further – if recession is avoided

10 July

Key points – After a soft patch since 2021, there is good reason to expect the $A to rise into next year: it’s undervalued; interest rate differentials look likely to shift in favour of Australia; sentiment towards the $A is negative;...[Read More]

Unmasked China-backed hacker group an ‘ongoing threat’

10 July

Australia and allies have unmasked a Chinese government-backed hacking group that has targeted the public and private sectors. The Australian government and Five Eyes partners, New Zealand, Canada, the US and UK, along with Germany, Japan and Korea...[Read More]

Navigating ownership changes: A comprehensive guide for business owners

11 July

Changing a business’s ownership structure can be a complex process, often necessitated by various circumstances, such as partnership disputes, divorce, retirement, or the sale of the business.    Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to...[Read More]

Cash flow and how to manage it

11 July

Has your business experienced negative cash flow and left you feeling stressed? Learn about cash flow and how to manage it with confidence in this post.   Company owners usually struggle with the need to strike a balance between their income and...[Read More]