Archived News for Finance Sector Professionals - January, 2013
The nation’s demand for credit grew by 4.1 per cent over the 2012 year, according to the latest data released by commercial data specialist Veda.
GST no deterrent for online shoppers
The application of the GST to online shopping would have little to no impact on the appetite of shoppers, a new study conducted by MasterCard has shown.
New CFO for AMP Capital
AMP Capital has announced the appointment of Margaret Payn as the group’s new Chief Financial Officer.
Pipeline runneth dry in 2013
The investment pipeline of mega-resources projects is set to begin to decline after a report released by Deloitte shows that such projects are ‘hurtling towards a peak, likely in 2013’.
CFOs leave the jitters behind
A third of the country’s Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are more optimistic compared to last quarter, according to the latest Deloitte Quarterly CFO Survey.
Companies upbeat on Chinese economy
A new survey shows that Australian business leaders in China believe the Asian Century will bring a wealth of new opportunities.
CPI growth flattens
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by just 0.2 per cent in the December quarter 2012, according to the latest round of data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
New ICAA Board appointments
The Institute of Charted Accountants Australia (ICAA) has announced the makeup of its Board for 2013, with Tim Gullifer taking the position of President.
Unemployment up to 5.4 per cent
Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.1 per cent to finish at 5.4 per cent in the December quarter of 2012.
Changes slated for Franchising Code of Conduct
The Federal Government has announced the formation of a review into the Franchising Code of Conduct, with Minister for Small Business, Brendan O’Connor, calling for submissions from the franchising sector.
New CEO for Genesys Wealth
AMP Financial Services has appointed Paul Robertson as Managing Director of Genesys Wealth Advisers reporting to AMP Director, Financial Advice Network Andrew Waddell.