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Australian Early Finance Briefing

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Being first matters.Start your day with a compact briefing containing the information and data that matters. Find out what to watch for in the day ahead and the key issues facing markets, individual companies, the economy and society.Delivered by Nick Hurley, CFA, former portfolio manager at J. P. M… read more

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ASX still suffering from outages. Treasury Wine Estates to fast-track its trade diversification strategy. (Audio Edition)

November 30th, 2020

4:37

ASX still suffering from outages.

Treasury Wine Estates to fast-track its trade diversification strategy.

The Energy and Bank heavy ASX outperforms global markets in November. China's attempts at economic coercion against Australia a great opportunity to diversify. (Audio Edition)

November 27th, 2020

5:54

The Energy and Bank heavy ASX outperforms global markets in November.

China's attempts at economic coercion against Australia a great opportunity to diversify.

Aust Banking Association lays out a strong case for watering-down of lending laws. CFA Institute under fire for ESG disclosure standards. (Audio Edition)

November 25th, 2020

4:57

Aust Banking Association lays out a strong case for watering-down of lending laws. CFA Institute under fire for ESG disclosure standards.

MySuper's proposed benchmarks causing consternation among asset managers. Fantastic Furniture IPO. (Audio Edition)

November 24th, 2020

5:28

MySuper's proposed benchmarks causing consternation among asset managers. Fantastic Furniture IPO.

Multinationals to get tax break. 60:40 mutual fund rebal to cause sell-off. Virgin's market share may shrink to just 21%. (Audio Edition)

November 23rd, 2020

6:29

Multinationals to get tax break.

60:40 mutual fund rebal to cause sell-off.

Virgin's market share may shrink to just 21%.

Bitcoin is back! Seek's short seller appears to have failed. Buffet buys into vaccines. (Video Edition)

November 19th, 2020

5:16

Bitcoin is back!

Seek's short seller appears to have failed.

Buffet buys into vaccines.

Bitcoin is back! Seek's short seller appears to have failed. Buffet buys into vaccines. (Audio Edition)

November 19th, 2020

5:16

Bitcoin is back! Seek's short seller appears to have failed. Buffet buys into vaccines.

Will Australian super funds all become index trackers? Priming is smashing covenant-light loans. (Video Edition)

November 18th, 2020

5:18

Will Australian super funds all become index trackers?

Priming is smashing covenant-light loans.

Will Australian super funds all become index trackers? Priming is smashing covenant-light loans. (Audio Edition)

November 18th, 2020

5:18

Will Australian super funds all become index trackers?

Priming is smashing covenant-light loans.

BofA Global Investor Survey: Extreme Bullish. ABS payroll data very positive. (Video Edition)

November 17th, 2020

5:27

BofA Global Investor Survey: Extreme Bullish.

ABS payroll data very positive.

BofA Global Investor Survey: Extreme Bullish. ABS payroll data very positive. (Audio Edition)

November 17th, 2020

5:27

BofA Global Investor Survey: Extreme Bullish.

ABS payroll data very positive.

ASX technical glitch a national embarrassment. RBA keeping AUD down and watching divergent property markets. (Video Edition)

November 16th, 2020

8:21

ASX technical glitch a national embarrassment.

RBA keeping AUD down and watching divergent property markets.

ASX technical glitch a national embarrassment. RBA keeping AUD down and watching divergent property markets. (Audio Edition)

November 16th, 2020

8:21

ASX technical glitch a national embarrassment.

RBA keeping AUD down and watching divergent property markets.

Why do value stocks outperform following presidential inaugurations? Retail investors outperform hedge funds. (Audio Edition)

November 13th, 2020

6:50

Why do value stocks outperform following presidential inaugurations?

Retail investors outperform hedge funds.

Telstra πŸ“ž splitting into three. SPACs come under fire from Muddy Waters. (Audio Edition)

November 12th, 2020

7:09

Telstra πŸ“ž splitting into three.

SPACs come under fire from Muddy Waters.

Is Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί really behaving any better in its trade dispute with China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³? Active fund management disappoints again. (Audio Edition)

November 11th, 2020

8:12

Is Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί really behaving any better in its trade dispute with China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³?

Active fund management disappoints again.

Flight Centre ✈️ getting Goldman to bookrun a convertible bond. J.P. Morgan claim we're entering a nirvana for equities. (Video Edition)

November 10th, 2020

6:33

Flight Centre ✈️ getting Goldman to bookrun a convertible bond. J.P. Morgan claim we're entering a nirvana for equities.

Flight Centre ✈️ getting Goldman to bookrun a convertible bond. J.P. Morgan claim we're entering a nirvana for equities. (Audio Edition)

November 10th, 2020

6:33

Flight Centre ✈️ getting Goldman to bookrun a convertible bond. J.P. Morgan claim we're entering a nirvana for equities. (Audio Edition)

Despite popular commentary, trade with China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ is booming. Chinese solar β˜€οΈ and wind share rally after Biden win. Pfizer vaccine πŸ’‰ 90% effective. (Video Edition)

November 9th, 2020

9:06

Despite popular commentary, trade with China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ is booming. Chinese solar β˜€οΈ and wind share rally after Biden win. Pfizer vaccine πŸ’‰ 90% effective.Β 

Despite popular commentary, trade with China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ is booming. Chinese solar β˜€οΈ and wind share rally after Biden win. Pfizer vaccine πŸ’‰ 90% effective. (Audio Edition)

November 9th, 2020

9:06

Despite popular commentary, trade with China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ is booming. Chinese solar β˜€οΈ and wind share rally after Biden win. Pfizer vaccine πŸ’‰ 90% effective.Β 

Exciting times for domestic aviation πŸ›«. ESG flows keep coming. (Video Edition)

November 6th, 2020

6:19

Exciting times for domestic aviation πŸ›«. ESG flows keep coming.Β 

Exciting times for domestic aviation πŸ›«. ESG flows keep coming. (Audio Edition)

November 6th, 2020

6:19

Exciting times for domestic aviation πŸ›«Β . ESG flows keep coming.Β 

What's going on with the Nasdaq melt-up? Victoria to get Australia's biggest battery πŸ”‹. SPACs getting on the nose. (Video Edition)

November 5th, 2020

8:10

What's going on with the Nasdaq melt-up? Victoria to get Australia's biggest battery πŸ”‹. SPACs getting on the nose.

What's going on with the Nasdaq melt-up? Victoria to get Australia's biggest battery πŸ”‹. SPACs getting on the nose. (Audio Edition)

November 5th, 2020

8:10

What's going on with the Nasdaq melt-up? Victoria to get Australia's biggest battery πŸ”‹. SPACs getting on the nose.

Australia to diversify vaccine portfolio. Retail sales rebound bodes well for Victoria. Merger arb not as risky as '08. (Video Edition)

November 4th, 2020

7:07

Australia to diversify vaccine portfolio. Retail sales rebound bodes well for Victoria. Merger arb not as risky as '08.

Australia to diversify vaccine portfolio. Retail sales rebound bodes well for Victoria. Merger arb not as risky as '08. (Audio Edition)

November 4th, 2020

7:07

Australia to diversify vaccine portfolio. Retail sales rebound bodes well for Victoria. Merger arb not as risky as '08.

RBA QE announcement: what was expected and what came as a surprise? Quant funds are suffering. (Video Edition)

November 3rd, 2020

5:31

RBA QE announcement: what was expected and what came as a surprise?

Quant funds are suffering.

RBA QE announcement: what was expected and what came as a surprise? Quant funds are suffering. (Audio Edition)

November 3rd, 2020

5:31

RBA QE announcement: what was expected and what came as a surprise?

Quant funds are suffering.

Seek's rebuttal. AMP puts a floor in its acquisition price. Westpac's deferrals coming from white-collar professionals. (Video Edition)

November 2nd, 2020

7:41

Seek's rebuttal. AMP puts a floor in its acquisition price. Westpac's deferrals coming from white-collar professionals.

Seek's rebuttal. AMP puts a floor in its acquisition price. Westpac's deferrals coming from white-collar professionals. (Audio Edition)

November 2nd, 2020

7:41

Seek's rebuttal. AMP puts a floor in its acquisition price. Westpac's deferrals coming from white-collar professionals.

Ares looking to buy AMP. Twiggy getting approval for his gas terminal. ANZ environmental announcement underwhelms. (Video Edition)

October 29th, 2020

5:59

Ares looking to buy AMP.

Twiggy getting approval for his gas terminal.

ANZ environmental announcement underwhelms.Β 

Ares looking to buy AMP. Twiggy getting approval for his gas terminal. ANZ environmental announcement underwhelms. (Audio Edition)

October 29th, 2020

5:59

Ares looking to buy AMP. Twiggy getting approval for his gas terminal. ANZ environmental announcement underwhelms.

A big November for the RBA? Bill Ackman praises our superannuation system. Bond holders suffering from lack of covenants. (Video Edition)

October 28th, 2020

8:22

A big November for the RBA?

Bill Ackman praises our superannuation system.

Bond holders suffering from lack of covenants.

A big November for the RBA? Bill Ackman praises our superannuation system. Bond holders suffering from lack of covenants. (Audio Edition)

October 28th, 2020

8:22

A big November for the RBA?

Bill Ackman praises our superannuation system.

Bond holders suffering from lack of covenants.

How will the RBA buy state-issued bonds? Japan will need to reduce coal imports. Australia's first 100% green ABS issuance. (Video Edition)

October 27th, 2020

7:31

How will the RBA buy state-issued bonds? Japan will need to reduce coal imports. Australia's first 100% green ABS issuance.

How will the RBA buy state-issued bonds? Japan will need to reduce coal imports. Australia's first 100% green ABS issuance. (Audio Edition)

October 27th, 2020

7:31

How will the RBA buy state-issued bonds? Japan will need to reduce coal imports. Australia's first 100% green ABS issuance.

Blow-out in Australian business late payments. China meets to devise new 5-year plan. (Video Edition)

October 26th, 2020

5:06

Blow-out in Australian business late payments. China meets to devise new 5-year plan.Β 

Blow-out in Australian business late payments. China meets to devise new 5-year plan. (Audio Edition)

October 26th, 2020

5:06

Blow-out in Australian business late payments. China meets to devise new 5-year plan.Β 

Qantas thinks it will gain 80% of corp travel market due to weakened Virgin. Moderna completes phase 3 enrolment. Tesla's competitive moat gets bigger. (Video Edition)

October 23rd, 2020

6:23

Qantas thinks it will gain 80% of corp travel market due to weakened Virgin. Moderna completes phase 3 enrolment. Tesla's competitive moat gets …

Qantas thinks it will gain 80% of corp travel market due to weakened Virgin. Moderna completes phase 3 enrolment. Tesla's competitive moat gets bigger. (Audio Edition)

October 23rd, 2020

6:23

Qantas thinks it will gain 80% of corp travel market due to weakened Virgin. Moderna completes phase 3 enrolment. Tesla's competitive moat gets …

Commonwealth fast-tracking world's largest energy project in the Pilbara. Social bond issuance sets new record. (Video Edition)

October 22nd, 2020

6:30

Commonwealth fast-tracking world's largest energy project in the Pilbara. Social bond issuance sets new record. Intangible value >80% of SPX.

Commonwealth fast-tracking world's largest energy project in the Pilbara. Social bond issuance sets new record. (Audio Edition)

October 22nd, 2020

6:30

Commonwealth fast-tracking world's largest energy project in the Pilbara. Social bond issuance sets new record. Intangible value >80% of SPX.

More calls for more RBA bond buying. ESG data providers are hot property. Vanguard applying same strategy in China as in Australia. (Video Edition)

October 21st, 2020

5:30

More calls for more RBA bond buying. ESG data providers are hot property. Vanguard applying same strategy in China as in Australia.

More calls for more RBA bond buying. ESG data providers are hot property. Vanguard applying same strategy in China as in Australia. (Audio Edition)

October 21st, 2020

5:30

More calls for more RBA bond buying. ESG data providers are hot property. Vanguard applying same strategy in China as in Australia.

Do Afterpay and Westpac make great partners? RBA minutes state the obvious. US pension funds over-managed? (Video Edition)

October 20th, 2020

8:26

Do Afterpay and Westpac make great partners? RBA minutes state the obvious. US pension funds over-managed?

Do Afterpay and Westpac make great partners? RBA minutes state the obvious. US pension funds over-managed? (Audio Edition)

October 20th, 2020

8:26

Do Afterpay and Westpac make great partners? RBA minutes state the obvious. US pension funds over-managed?

China's πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ retail sales surge, economy recovers. ESG 🌱  to account for 57% of all European managed AUM by 2025. (Video Edition)

October 19th, 2020

5:22

China's πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ retail sales surge, economy recovers. ESG 🌱  to account for 57% of all European managed AUM by 2025.

China's πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ retail sales surge, economy recovers. ESG 🌱  to account for 57% of all European managed AUM by 2025. (Audio Edition)

October 19th, 2020

5:22

China's πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ retail sales surge, economy recovers. ESG 🌱  to account for 57% of all European managed AUM by 2025.

The RBA πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί finally gets in line with other G10 central banks. (Video Edition)

October 15th, 2020

6:06

The RBA πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί finally gets in line with other G10 central banks.

Is it time to short the lockdown winners? Why are ESG ETFs outperforming more than usual? (Video Edition)

October 14th, 2020

7:43

Is it time to short the lockdown winners? Why are ESG ETFs outperforming more than usual?

Is it time to short the lockdown winners? Why are ESG ETFs outperforming more than usual? (Audio Edition)

October 14th, 2020

7:43

Is it time to short the lockdown winners? Why are ESG ETFs outperforming more than usual?

Is the market overreacting to China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³slowing our coal exports 🚒 ? (Video Edition)

October 13th, 2020

6:05

Is the market overreacting to China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³slowing our coal exports 🚒 ?

Is the market overreacting to China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³slowing our coal exports 🚒 ? (Audio Edition)

October 13th, 2020

6:05

Is the market overreacting to China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³slowing our coal exports 🚒 ?

Is lab-grown meat a threat to our beef exports? Options on ETFs not as they seem. (Video Edition)

October 12th, 2020

6:02

Is lab-grown meat a threat to our beef exports? Options on ETFs not as they seem.

Is lab-grown meat a threat to our beef exports? Options on ETFs not as they seem. (Audio Edition)

October 12th, 2020

6:02

Is lab-grown meat a threat to our beef exports? Options on ETFs not as they seem.

New home lending at record highs: ABS, Boral board shows what not to do with corporate governance, Japan buying most of our debt (Video Edition)

October 9th, 2020

7:22

New home lending at record highs: ABS, Boral board shows what not to do with corporate governance, Japan buying most of our debt, Ackman looking for a minority stake for his SPAC.

New home lending at record highs: ABS, Boral board shows what not to do with corporate governance, Japan buying most of our debt (Audio Edition)

October 9th, 2020

7:22

New home lending at record highs: ABS, Boral board shows what not to do with corporate governance, Japan buying most of our debt, Ackman looking for a minority stake for his SPAC.

$5bn revenue write-off limit hits more companies than expected. US labour force scarring not as bad as initially thought. (Video Edition)

October 8th, 2020

5:54

$5bn revenue write-off limit hits more companies than expected. US labour force scarring not as bad as initially thought.

$5bn revenue write-off limit hits more companies than expected. US labour force scarring not as bad as initially thought. (Audio Edition)

October 8th, 2020

5:54

$5bn revenue write-off limit hits more companies than expected. US labour force scarring not as bad as initially thought.

BlackRock votes to close Loy Yang A early, Powell pleas for more fiscal stimulus, EU yields to fund managers ESG demands. (Video Edition)

October 7th, 2020

5:21

BlackRock votes to close Loy Yang A early, Powell pleas for more fiscal stimulus, EU yields to fund managers ESG demands.

BlackRock votes to close Loy Yang A early, Powell pleas for more fiscal stimulus, EU yields to fund managers ESG demands. (Audio Edition)

October 7th, 2020

5:21

BlackRock votes to close Loy Yang A early, Powell pleas for more fiscal stimulus, EU yields to fund managers ESG demands.

Federal budget good for all except large cap, Consolidation in gold mining, Pfizer gains rolling vaccine approval. (Video Edition)

October 6th, 2020

5:16

Federal budget good for all except large cap, Consolidation in gold mining, Pfizer gains rolling vaccine approval.

Federal budget good for all except large cap, Consolidation in gold mining, Pfizer gains rolling vaccine approval. (Audio Edition)

October 6th, 2020

5:16

Federal budget good for all except large cap, Consolidation in gold mining, Pfizer gains rolling vaccine approval. (Audio Edition)

RBA increasingly likely to cut in November, Citi sees equities continuing to perform, Goldman says to bet against yield curve steepening. (Video Edition)

October 5th, 2020

4:55

RBA increasingly likely to cut in November,

Citi sees equities continuing to perform,

Goldman says to bet against yield curve steepening.

RBA increasingly likely to cut in November, Citi sees equities continuing to perform, Goldman says to bet against yield curve steepening. (Audio Edition)

October 5th, 2020

4:55

RBA increasingly likely to cut in November,

Citi sees equities continuing to perform,

Goldman says to bet against yield curve steepening.

More accusations made at the RBA, First SPAC ETF launches, Tesla has a record quarter. (Video Edition)

October 2nd, 2020

6:34

More accusations made at the RBA, First SPAC ETF launches, Tesla has a record quarter.

More accusations made at the RBA, First SPAC ETF launches, Tesla has a record quarter. (Audio Edition)

October 2nd, 2020

6:34

More accusations made at the RBA, First SPAC ETF launches, Tesla has a record quarter.

No Moderna vaccine before November 24th, Vanguard to take on Industry Super, RBA calls for a CHESS replacement. (Video Edition)

October 1st, 2020

6:24

No Moderna vaccine before November 24th, Vanguard to take on Industry Super, RBA calls for a CHESS replacement.

No Moderna vaccine before November 24th, Vanguard to take on Industry Super, RBA calls for a CHESS replacement. (Audio Edition)

October 1st, 2020

6:24

No Moderna vaccine before November 24th, Vanguard to take on Industry Super, RBA calls for a CHESS replacement.

Santos' Narrabri CSG project wins approval. IG issuance at record levels. (Video Edition)

September 30th, 2020

4:56

Santos' Narrabri CSG project wins approval.

Rex gets their new planes from Virgin.

IG issuance at record levels.Β 

Santos' Narrabri CSG project wins approval. IG issuance at record levels. (Audio Edition)

September 30th, 2020

4:56

Santos' Narrabri CSG project wins approval.

Rex gets their new planes from Virgin.

IG issuance at record levels.Β 

Exxon selling all of Bass Straight Oil, Superhero gets 10,000 customers in first month. (Video Edition)

September 29th, 2020

6:26

Exxon selling all of Bass Straight Oil, Superhero gets 10,000 customers in first month.

Exxon selling all of Bass Straight Oil, Superhero gets 10,000 customers in first month. (Audio Edition)

September 29th, 2020

6:26

Exxon selling all of Bass Straight Oil, Superhero gets 10,000 customers in first month.

Australia to become the world's largest gold producer. Snowy Hydro downgraded to junk. (Video Edition)

September 28th, 2020

5:13

Australia to become the world's largest gold producer. Snowy Hydro downgraded to junk. US junk funds see big outflows.Β 

Australia to become the world's largest gold producer. Snowy Hydro downgraded to junk. (Audio Edition)

September 28th, 2020

5:13

Australia to become the world's largest gold producer. Snowy Hydro downgraded to junk. US junk funds see big outflows.Β 

RBA now less likely to cut in October. Blackrock sees global growth bounding back faster than expected. (Video Edition)

September 25th, 2020

5:53

RBA now less likely to cut in October.

Blackrock sees global growth bounding back faster than expected.

RBA now less likely to cut in October. Blackrock sees global growth bounding back faster than expected. (Audio Edition)

September 25th, 2020

5:53

RBA now less likely to cut in October.

Blackrock sees global growth bounding back faster than expected.Β 

Goldman slashes US growth forecasts. The big four finally agree on common ESG reporting standards. (Video Edition)

September 24th, 2020

5:02

Goldman slashes US growth forecasts. The big four finally agree on common ESG reporting standards.

Goldman slashes US growth forecasts. The big four finally agree on common ESG reporting standards. (Audio Edition)

September 24th, 2020

5:02

Goldman slashes US growth forecasts. The big four finally agree on common ESG reporting standards.

Cash funds not holding cash, REX gets a new investor. (Video Edition)

September 22nd, 2020

6:01

Cash funds not holding cash, REX gets a new investor, Pfizer takes the lead in the vaccine trial. Powell calls for more fiscal stimulus.

Cash funds not holding cash, REX gets a new investor (Audio Edition)

September 22nd, 2020

6:01

Cash funds not holding cash, REX gets a new investor, Pfizer takes the lead in the vaccine trial. Powell calls for more fiscal stimulus.

Qatar using its competitive LNG advantages against Australia, Tesla Battery Day, Ray Dalio says capitalism is broken. (Video Edition)

September 21st, 2020

8:44

Qatar using its competitive LNG advantages against Australia.

Tesla Battery Day.

Ray Dalio says capitalism is broken.

Qatar using its competitive LNG advantages against Australia, Tesla Battery Day, Ray Dalio says capitalism is broken. (Audio Edition)

September 21st, 2020

8:44

Qatar using its competitive LNG advantages against Australia.

Tesla Battery Day.

Ray Dalio says capitalism is broken.

RBA to cut rates even lower? Unconventional methods shown to be working. Convertible Bond Arb best hedge fund strategy this year. (Video Edition)

September 18th, 2020

7:56

RBA to cut rates even lower? Unconventional methods shown to be working. Convertible Bond Arb best hedge fund strategy this year.

RBA to cut rates even lower? Unconventional methods shown to be working. Convertible Bond Arb best hedge fund strategy this year. (Audio Edition)

September 18th, 2020

7:56

RBA to cut rates even lower? Unconventional methods shown to be working. Convertible Bond Arb best hedge fund strategy this year.

Much disappointment to be found when understanding the fall in unemployment. Private equity firms paying themselves huge dividends. (Video Edition)

September 17th, 2020

5:08

Much disappointment to be found when understanding the fall in unemployment.

Private equity firms paying themselves huge dividends.

Much disappointment to be found when understanding the fall in unemployment. Private equity firms paying themselves huge dividends. (Audio Edition)

September 17th, 2020

6:34

Much disappointment to be found when understanding the fall in unemployment.

Private equity firms paying themselves huge dividends.

Why the vaccine trials need more people to get infected. OECD implores nations to spend more wisely. (Video Edition)

September 16th, 2020

6:34

Why the vaccine trials need more people to get infected. OECD implores nations to spend more wisely.

Why the vaccine trials need more people to get infected. OECD implores nations to spend more wisely. (Audio Edition)

September 16th, 2020

6:34

Why the vaccine trials need more people to get infected. OECD implores nations to spend more wisely.

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