A Sniippet of weekly news #17 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #17 – Aug 2020

Australian financial news is again dominated by the lockdown in Victoria and its impact on the Australian economy. We also look at cancelled holidays and the pandemic’s impact on travel agents. However, not everyone is doing it tough, with a ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #16 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #16 – Aug 2020

As coronavirus cases increase in Victoria, the state has gone into full lock-down. Other states are scrambling. Aged care homes have been particularly hard hit and the federal government has sent in emergency health teams to help. On the lighter ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #15 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #15 – July 2020

While coronavirus numbers continue to grow in Victoria and Queensland shuts the borders to Sydney, a survey by the ABS finds Australians are split on when life will return to normal. Meanwhile Bunnings has been dealing with customers who refuse ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #14 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #14 – July 2020

Good news on the global front with several vaccines progressing well in stage three trials. Meanwhile, Victoria continues to see increased coronavirus cases and measures. The anti-viral medication Remdesivir has now been approved for use in Australia. PM Morrison has ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #13 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #13 – July 2020

Australia looks headed for lockdown 2.0 with the number of coronavirus cases climbing in Victoria and Sydney. Concerned about the impact of the Victorian lockdown on the nascent economic recovery, the Treasurer is looking to bring its tax cuts forward. ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #12 – July 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #12 – July 2020

More bad news for Victoria this week with increased coronavirus numbers and a lockdown in Melbourne. Meanwhile the economic recovery seems to be slowing down in Australia and the US. The RBA calls it the biggest correction since the 1930s. ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #11 – June 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #11 – June 2020

Victoria stole all the headlines this week with spiking coronavirus cases and planes being turned away by the premier. The Australian economy is still suffering but is doing better than most according to the IMF.  Queensland has reopened its borders ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #10 – June 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #10 – June 2020

While coronavirus cases are increasing in some countries and states, recent economic data suggests that Australia’s economy is doing AAA ok. Australian unicorn Canva is doing more than ok with a recent capital raising valuing it at $6bn USD. We ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #9 – June 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #9 – June 2020

In this issue, we see several signs of an improving economy. Meanwhile the stock market recovered ground after being spooked by rising COVID-19 numbers in the US and around the world. We also look at the expected increase in tax ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #8 – June 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #8 – June 2020

In this issue, we learn that happiness gets better after 47 while a 68 woman becomes the first  person to go to space and the deepest part of the ocean. In the real news, the latest data shows that the ...