Charting the way ahead

Seven key charts for investors to watch, where are they now? 26 July 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: APAC Digital, Patrick Weissenberger) While shares are at risk of a near term correction on the back […]


What really happens in Holt Street?

Has Sharri Markson slipped up again, with a Chinese conspiracy exclusive neatly timed to coincide with the announcement of pre-sales of her first book? OPINION10 May 2021 | Marcus Reubenstein It appears the “drums of […]


Calls to not single out Indian-Australians

Asian Australian Alliance joins parliamentary crossbenchers, Sikh Council, Multicultural Communities Council, Chinese Community Council and Human Rights Commission in calling for Australian Government to withdraw its decision on penalising Australians defying the travel ban to […]


Australia’s “shared values”

In the face of the pandemic Scott Morrison launched himself onto the world stage holding virtual summits and strengthening alliances with “like-minded” democracies of “shared values”. Now, Australia, the UK, EU and US are refusing […]


Chinese diaspora a bridge not an enemy

Despite links that extend back more than two centuries, the Chinese community in Australia is often viewed with suspicion. Not only is much of that suspicion not founded in reality, it can work against national […]


No room for yellow elephant

Whether or not it was the author’s intentions, the Lowy Institute’s “Being Chinese” report has already been used in some narrow quarters, particularly on social media, to further marginalise Chinese-Australians. Kingsley Liu, lawyer and President […]


Big End of Town’s hands all over JobKeeper

A former spy heads up Australia’s foreign investment review board, there’s government inquiries into foreign interference, think tanks, ‘academics’ and a band of federal MP’s screaming our sovereignty is under siege… while the big of […]

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Please put a face to this name

Western reports on COVID-19 have overwhelmingly been produced under a simple banner of ‘China’. It’s a homogeneous label that ignores the human face of Chinese people everywhere. 27 February 2020 | Marcus Reubenstein Like almost […]


Wages grow from a low base

ABS data shows Australian wages increased in the December quarter but don’t read too much into the figures 24 February 2021 | Staff Writers Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show […]


Corporate earnings bounce but markets drift

Global share markets were mixed over the last week with concerns about the impact of rising bond yields on equity market valuations, particularly for high PE tech stocks, weighing on confidence 22 February 2021 | Shane […]


IMF warning on social unrest

If history is an indicator the social consequences of COVID-19 may be every bit as concerning as its economic fallout 20 February 2021 | Philip Barrett, Sophia Chen, Nan Li (IMF) In 1832, the great […]


Investing pitfalls

Nine common mistakes investors make and economist Shane Oliver’s view on how to avoid them 12 February 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Kraken Images) Mistake #1 Crowd support indicates a sure thing “I will tell […]


Seven Charts for 2021

Market observations as Australia and the world grapples with a second year of COVID-19 18 January 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Adam Nowakowski) My view is that while shares are vulnerable to a short term […]


20-20 hindsight

2020 was not what it was supposed to be so will 2021 usher in a recovery that’s supposed to be? 18 January 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital 2020 didn’t exactly turn out the way I or […]