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Macquarie ready to pounce on cheap assets if markets turn

“I think the biggest thing affecting their lives and livelihoods and quality of life is COVID-19, rather than social unrest,” she said. Macquarie reported $9.4 billion in surplus capital and Ms Wikramanayake said the firm was on the hunt for potential acquisitions. The investment bank expanded aggressively into the US …

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Government executives share in $12.8m of bonuses during public servant pay freeze

Mr Morrison said last week it was important there were standards applied to all government business enterprises and agencies managing taxpayers’ money. Labor says it’s hypocritical for agencies to splash out on bonuses for highly paid executives while public servants have their wages frozen. The analysis of annual reports shows …

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Xbox starts next-gen on the right foot with impressive console pair

The console pair play the same games at two different levels of performance, which we’ll get to further down, but they’re also distinct physically. The Series X is shaped like no other console (unless you count a stack of two Nintendo Gamecubes), with its 15x15x30cm black frame giving off industrial …

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Coronavirus vaccine distribution will face hurdles, experts warn

“And for this there needs to be strong collaboration between government, industry, healthcare professionals, epidemiologists and others across the public and private sectors.” Loading Johnson & Johnson is also developing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that is currently in phase three trials and expected to be available for potential use at …

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Capp faces a huge challenge to revitalise Melbourne’s CBD

Sally Capp’s resounding victory in the City of Melbourne elections, attracting more than double the primary vote of her closest rival, is a vote of confidence in not only her first term as lord mayor, but in her ability to face the challenges ahead. They are formidable. Of all Melbourne’s …

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Razing Arizona: Trump faces McCain’s sun belt revenge

Politically Arizona is best known as the home of the late Senator John McCain, the Republican giant so loathed by the President that Trump once sneered at McCain’s war record. “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump, who avoided the draft claiming bone spurs. “He was a war hero because …

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The loyal army of Trump fans has expanded

To that end, Trumpism is not an historical accident. If anything, Trump’s coalition appears to have broadened. In Florida, Trump improved on 2016 gains with Hispanic voters this year, particularly among the Cuban and Venezuelan communities. Florida’s Cuban American voters rally for Trump in late October.Credit: Some of these voters …

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US election LIVE updates: Joe Biden maintains lead over Donald Trump as Arizona, Michigan vote-counting centres swamped by US President’s supporters

Election workers are powering through the night to count laborious absentee ballots in Georgia, where Joe Biden is steadily gaining ground on Donald Trump. This race will be a photo finish. With 95 per cent of votes reported, it’s now neck and neck: Trump currently has 49.6 per cent of …

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Biden says he’s on track to win the White House despite Trump claims

Twenty-four hours after the final votes were cast, Biden was only six electoral college votes from gaining the 270 he needs to claim victory. Victory in either Georgia or Pennsylvania would clinch the majority, although some pollsters said Biden could lose the 11 electoral college votes the AP had allocated …

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Testing ground: CA to trial BBL innovations, but broadcaster unmoved

It is also confident white-ball stars Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell will not miss any games as they move from the international bio-secure bubble into the BBL hub. “We still think it will be a great season,” CA’s W/BBL boss Alastair Dobson said. The Sixers and Stars in action earlier …

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