Markets & Economy

How the first half of 2019 unfolded

A lot has happened in financial markets over the past six months. We take a look at the ups and downs and consider what lies ahead.

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May market update, US-China tensions - Mercer Super Australia
May market update

After an optimistic April, sentiment soured in May as US-China tensions rattle global markets.

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Economic growth - Mercer Super Australia
Top 4 threats to economies in our region

Asia-Pacific economies are expected to grow by 5.6% in the two years to 2021 however, serious risks lie ahead.

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Retirement

How to look ahead happily

Planning for our future may seem tedious in the face of an ever-growing to do list, but planning ahead can deliver some tangible benefits.

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Turning your retirement plans into a realistic practice - Mercer Super AU
Reality plans clash with reality

This Mercer survey yields some strong insights to help turn your retirement plans from theory into a realistic practice.

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Tidying up your super - Mercer Super Australia
Tidying up your super

Find yourself with superannuation accounts here, there and everywhere? It's time to tidy up your super.

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Investing

1 in 11 workers are missing out on super

Australia’s superannuation system is amongst the best in the world, but nearly one million working Australians will contribute nothing to their super this year.

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Adviser tips on property - Mercer Super Australia
Top adviser tips on property

Keen on investing in the property market? Mercer Financial Adviser, Julie Baldacchino, shares her top five tips on this year's property market.

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Hot property starts to cool

Buyers are increasingly well placed as property prices decline across most Australian capitals, with Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra holding firm.

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Sustainability

Endangered species are everyone’s issue

Species decline is a major problem, but the solutions are well known, and everyone in Australia can play a part.

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Responsible investment on the rise

Responsible Investing is no longer a niche as it's reached a tipping point in Australia. Here's why.

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How does 2019 Federal Budget affect our environment - Mercer Super AU
Change is not in the air

The Morrison Government has staked its environmental reputation on a $2 billion boost to Climate Solutions Fund.

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Career

Australian cities becoming expat choice

Mercer’s latest Cost of Living Survey shows Australian cities are becoming more affordable for expats.

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Staffing comes to smartphones

Recruitment apps can do in moments what might take the average HR department weeks.

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Mental health and the workplace - Mercer Super Australia
Great workplaces

Mental health is a real struggle for some people, it’s time we understand how to look after each other at work.

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Lifestyle

Learn to Love Life… insurance

There are things we love and things we hate. We also have things we love to hate, like speed cameras, taxes and insurance.

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8 ways to go a little greener

It’s easy to weave environmental actions into our daily lives and, best of all, it’s cheap. Here’s how.

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Persistent poverty

Our superannuation and welfare systems disadvantage female retirees who do not own property.

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