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Roundtables

The Superannuation Guarantee: should it be used as a tool of economic policy?

On March 5, Investment & Technologyand investment administration softwareprovider, SimCorp, held a roundtablediscussion on last November’s “economists’open letter” to the Rudd Government. Signed by eight of Australia’s leading economicminds, the letter advocated a shorttermreduction in the superannuationguarantee to 6 per cent, and a relaxing ofsuper access rules, as an economic stimulusduring this financial crisis. The […]
Opinion

‘Brand Australia’ can be a fin services job creator

Financial services is not the happiest place to be these days, and nobody’s mood would have been improved by a report last month from JPMorgan Australia chief economist, Stephen Walters. In it he predicts that a slowdown in China will lead to Australia’s unemployment rate doubling between now and late 2010, to a 9 per […]
Opinion

‘Brand Australia’ can be a fin services job creator

Financial services is not the happiest place to be these days, and nobody’s mood would have been improved by a report last month from JPMorgan Australia chief economist, Stephen Walters. In it he predicts that a slowdown in China will lead to Australia’s unemployment rate doubling between now and late 2010, to a 9 per […]
Opinion

Nothing ‘socialist’ about bailout opportunities for super

There’s been a lot of comment this extraordinary month about whether the American model of capitalism is dead. I don’t think there’s anything red about the opportunities that Wall Street’s implosion will present for those who can provide liquidity. The desperation to replenish balance sheets could be felt in talk doing the rounds last week […]
Opinion

Nothing ‘socialist’ about bailout opportunities for super

There’s been a lot of comment this extraordinary month about whether the American model of capitalism is dead. I don’t think there’s anything red about the opportunities that Wall Street’s implosion will present for those who can provide liquidity. The desperation to replenish balance sheets could be felt in talk doing the rounds last week […]
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