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Australian Centre for Financial Studies

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ACFS

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20 Sep 2017

This report highlights that whilst alternative finance remains small as a proportion of overall credit outstanding in the financial system of many countries, it is growing rapidly. Australia is fast becoming a regional leader (behind China), which is evidenced by the substantial growth of...

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07 Sep 2016

Australia’s services sector may be the largest beneficiary of China’s rebalancing in the future, according to a new research report prepared by Australian Centre for Financial Studies for the Australia China Business Council and ShineWing Australia.

China is Australia’s largest two-way...

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23 Aug 2016

Providing retirement income for the healthiest, wealthiest and largest demographic to ever reach retirement in Australia is a topic of increasing interest and debate.

How should an ‘adequate’ retirement income be defined across a vast group with diverse circumstances and requirements?...

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21 Oct 2015

Dividend imputation was introduced in Australia in 1987. Despite many theoretical and empirical studies, there is little consensus on its effects on the cost of equity capital, share prices, or investment – due primarily to different views on the consequences of international integration on...

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21 Oct 2015

Australia has a predominantly services driven economy which is increasingly digital, online and driven by user generated data. Within our digital economy, financial services – principally banking, insurance and capital markets – has overtaken all other sectors to become the largest sector of the...

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21 Oct 2015

Financial systems, their institutions, markets and regulatory bodies, are constantly evolving in response to the changing dynamics of technology, politics, demographics and cultural norms. These pressures are evident in Australia today where Australia’s ageing population provides a challenge to...

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03 Sep 2015

As 5.5 million baby-boomers approach retirement focus is shifting to how superannuation savings are transformed into retirement income. Recognising that many retirees do not have an adequate level of financial literacy to make optimal decisions about how to do this, the Financial System Inquiry...

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15 Aug 2015

The Australian superannuation system will not reach maturity until the mid-2030s, when those on the point of retirement will have enjoyed the benefits of compulsory superannuation savings for their full working lives. Until very recently, the focus in superannuation has been on the Accumulation...

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16 Jun 2015

Australia’s financial connectedness with the Asia-Pacific region lags behind its deepening economic, diplomatic and cultural ties with the region, according to this report by the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. The report finds that while the Asia-Pacific region represents roughly two-...

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31 Jan 2015

Recent natural disasters in Australia have prompted some calls for the establishment of national natural disaster insurance program to address apparent problems of availability and affordability in the existing private insurance market. We first examine the incidence and impact of natural...

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