Was COVID-19 the ‘last dance’ for active managers?
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Was COVID-19 the ‘last dance’ for active managers?

One of the saving graces of the coronavirus lockdown period has of course been the much-anticipated release of ESPN's The Last Dance on Netflix, charting the rise of Michael Jordan as arguably history's greatest athlete and the historic turnaround staged by the once-languishing Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association in the 1990s.For sports fans,…
Sydney house prices to rise but Melbourne drags
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Sydney house prices to rise but Melbourne drags

A "striking" turnaround in housing market sentiment and consumer confidence saw property prices grow in six of the eight capital cities in September, but the impact of the pandemic and drag on the economy continued to weigh on Sydney and Melbourne.Property values fell 0.9 per cent in Melbourne, and 0.3 per cent in Sydney but…
How Trump seeks to undermine legitimacy of the vote
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How Trump seeks to undermine legitimacy of the vote

New York | At a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday Donald Trump told a sprawling crowd that the Democrats would resort to theft to try to win a toss-up state that is vital to both parties’ fortunes in this tumultuous election.“They’re going to try to steal this election,” the US President declared, without any evidence…
CBA deputy lists home to move to $7.6m house
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CBA deputy lists home to move to $7.6m house

The North Willoughby home of the Commonwealth Bank’s deputy chief executive, David Cohen, and his wife, Safe2Pay boss Schaan Cohen, hit the market on Wednesday.The couple are moving to Collaroy, where last October they bought a four-bedroom, Hamptons-style house for $7.6 million from choreographer David Atkins, founder of David Atkins Enterprises, which staged the opening…
ASX to drop, Wall St flat ahead of debate
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ASX to drop, Wall St flat ahead of debate

Australian shares are poised to fall at the open as global investors hedged their bets ahead of the first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump - and ahead of a raft of global economic data.ASX futures were down 48 points or 0.8% to 5887 near 5.40am AEST. The currency rebounded 0.9% to retop the…
Boris Johnson unable to explain lockdown rules as mutiny mounts
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Boris Johnson unable to explain lockdown rules as mutiny mounts

London | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was unable to set out clearly his own lockdown rules to journalists on Tuesday, underscoring the confusion and inconsistency at the heart of Britain's COVID-19 fight and stoking a mutinous uprising among his MPs.Mr Johnson was forced to apologise for having "misspoke" after he couldn't explain the minutiae…