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Socially responsible investing in Australia

Socially responsible investing (SRI) means integrating non-financial factors – such as ethical, social or environmental concerns – into the investment process with the aim of earning both a financial return and a moral ‘return’.

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Local government – an untapped infrastructure financing market

Given the success of PPPs and privatisations at the Federal and State Government levels, why are local governments not in the spotlight?

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US Economic Update: June 2017

After a slow start to the year, early indications for June quarter GDP are pointing to an acceleration in growth.

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Spotlight on Northern Australia infrastructure

The Federal Government is committed to accelerating economic infrastructure investment in Northern Australia. Up to $5bn in concessional loans to accelerate that investment – are available.

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Reimagining Australia’s Future Infrastructure

Australia’s infrastructure isn’t sufficient to meet the expected increase in population. This means we have to think now about what kind of infrastructure Australia needs in the decades to come. NAB Chairman Ken Henry was joined by infrastructure industry experts and leading thinkers to discuss the issues that are central to securing Australia’s future infrastructure.

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IN FOCUS: Infrastructure

Asian investors are poised to play a key role in helping to manage Australia’s current stock of infrastructure, and planning and funding it for the years to come.

NAB’s Executive General Manager, Capital Financing, Steve Lambert talks about the 2017 Federal Budget impact on infrastructure, in particular the Western Sydney Airport, Inland Freight Rail and Snowy Hydro Scheme projects.

Socially responsible investing (SRI) means integrating non-financial factors – such as ethical, social or environmental concerns – into the investment process with the aim of earning both a financial return and a moral ‘return’.

Given the success of PPPs and privatisations at the Federal and State Government levels, why are local governments not in the spotlight?

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

Asian investors are poised to play a key role in helping to manage Australia’s current stock of infrastructure, and planning and funding it for the years to come.

NAB’s Executive General Manager, Capital Financing, Steve Lambert talks about the 2017 Federal Budget impact on infrastructure, in particular the Western Sydney Airport, Inland Freight Rail and Snowy Hydro Scheme projects.

In an otherwise relatively quiet night with only the mildest of risk-on tones, gold was something of a standout.

Digital transformation on a shoestring opens options for residents, frees up staff and provides big benefits for Brimbank City Council, an organisation focused on delivering for its community.

The late great Robin Williams sang this theme song to the 1999 South Park movie at the Academy Awards, penned by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, in which Sheila blames Canada for the kids’ bad language (and more besides) after watching the expletive-ridden Canadian movie Terrence and Phillip: (expletive deleted) of Fire.

Norway’s central bank removed its explicit easing bias at its meeting overnight, stating “the balance of risks suggest that the key policy rate will remain at today’s level in the period ahead”.

A lingering risk off tone remains evident in markets with equities on either side of the Atlantic ending the day with small losses.

Almost out of default, the USD is higher in a night of virtually no key data, but not getting any clear support from a mixed set of Fed speak, Charles Evans (voter) sounding dovish and Kaplan too.

Strong focus on the implications of the beginning of normalisation of rates by the Bank of Canada.

On my way home last night I thought the Spice Girls were a strong candidate for a song title today. Brexit negotiations started overnight and Wannabe (“Tell me what you want”) would have been a good option.

Some very refined harmonies from Seattle indie folk band Fleet Foxes to start the week.

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