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Monday 12th April, 2021
BHP and Vale have called the bluff of hedge funds and other distressed debt investors trying to hold them to ransom over their joint venture Brazilian pellet maker, Samarco Mineracao.
While the housing market goes from strength to strength, the problems for listed retail shopping mall owners and their privately controlled counterparts don’t look like easing any time soon.
According to Bank of America (BofA) analysts, investors around the globe have, in the five months since last November, invested more in equities than they did in the previous 12 years.
Tuesday 13th April, 2021
ShareCafe’s Tim McGowen speaks with Craig Ransley Chairman of ASX-listed Terracom (ASX: TER) about their recent earnings miss, South African operations and debt refinancing.
After 2020’s jobs purge in Australia, are more cost cuts coming at News Corp globally as the company’s revamp of its back offices and other shared services accelerates?
As indexing strategies continue to gain significant inflows from all types of investors, the scrutiny of the methodologies underlying indices (and ETFs that aim to track them) has intensified considerably.
Suez and Veolia, the two warring French waste and other industrial groups, have kissed and made up, thereby killing off Cleanaway’s $A2.5 billion deal to buy Suez’s Australian waste assets.
Another surge in Chinese car sales in month of March and the first quarter help confirm the strength of Chinese production and consumer demand ahead of the release of the latest GDP this Friday.
While some analysts remain bullish on the Australian dollar, thinking that after 2020’s rebound against the greenback it still has some mileage left, ratings agency Moody’s begs to differ.
Embattled Crown Resorts reported yesterday that it had appointed South Australian businessman Bruce Carter as a director to help fill out the casino group’s emaciated board.
Wednesday 14th April, 2021
Australian iron ore exports are showing more signs of having plateaued in 2021 while shipments from our major competitor Brazil are surging with prices hitting record highs.
China’s trade performance surged in March as imports grew at their strongest rate in four years while exports continued the solid growth seen in the past few months.
Investment markets have staged an impressive recovery in the 12 months since the economic shutdowns of March 2020. But it remains to be seen how soon vaccine rollouts will get us back to something resembling ‘normal’.
The Australian economy made it through the end of JobKeeper and reduction in JobSeeker payments in a healthy state, according to the March business survey from the NAB.
As Fidelity’s Tom Stevenson explains in his regular column, Joe Biden is America’s oldest ever president who, in the end, has to persuade someone to pick up the tab for his youthful ambition.
Cleanaway’s $2.5 billion bid to buy the Australian recycling assets of French group, Suez is dead but what about their Plan B – the acquisition of a number of Sydney-based Suez assets?
Thursday 15th April, 2021
Although over half a trillion dollars has gone into equity funds since last November, investors have suddenly got cold feet in the last month and started heading into cash.
Trade data for March confirmed China’s appetite for raw materials as the country once again spent heavily with inbound shipments of most major commodities surging in volume and value.
Gold miner Resolute has regained its Bibiani gold mining lease in Ghana but the government has retained control over who can buy it, putting the kibosh on a potential sale.
Jeffrey Schulze and Josh Jamner from ClearBridge Investments explain why the reflationary period that needs to occur before inflation has traditionally been an attractive time for investment in risk assets.
Despite the doomsayers’ prediction of carnage at the first hint of a jump in US inflation, when it actually came it passed without too much pain and bond yields actually fell.
While moves to decarbonise the world’s economy are reducing the need for some infrastructure assets, they are underpinning strong structural growth for others.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has again kept its key interest rate on hold in a repeat of its previous decision this year, citing a summer slowdown in economic activity.
Friday 16th April, 2021
The rebounding global economy – led by China and the US – has seen the International Energy Agency (IEA) lift its 2021 demand forecast.
Shares in Whitehaven Coal slumped more than 14% on Thursday after it revealed another downgrade to its sales estimates for the year to June 30.
In the vast universe of investment approaches, perhaps the largest divide is between growth investors and value investors. But why not be both, asks Adam O’Connor from BetaShares.
The March labour force data was strong but we won’t get a true picture of the health of the jobs market post JobKeeper until this time in May and then in June.
Interim dividends are back at Bank of Queensland after first-half profits rose 9% to $165 million, led by a turnaround in its retail banking arm.
GAM Investments’ Julian Howard outlines his latest multi asset views, what the long-term outlook is likely to hold and how investors might realistically position for it.