Articles by Merrill Lynch
US-China Climate Deal 'Positive' For Australia's Coal And LNG Sector
November 13 2014 7:41 PM
Contrary to earlier fears of a risk in Australia's coal exports, a leading economist said the US-China climate deal may actually be a good thing.
Two Important Lessons From The ‘Black Monday’ 1987 Stock Market Crash - To Prepare For 2015
October 21 2014 12:39 PM
The stock market crash in 1987 was one of the largest in U.S. history. The lessons learnt from that crash are also relevant today.
$162M Canadian Bid to Acquire Orbis Gold Gets Rejected
October 13 2014 10:28 PM
A $162 million conditional bid from Canadian miner SEMAFO has been rejected by Australian company Orbis Gold.
Batman V Superman Plot Details: Ben Affleck Older, Bat Robots In Gotham
August 07 2014 3:56 PM
The teaser footage for "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" revealed during the San Diego Comic-con probably only upped fans' excitement over the upcoming DC movie. Now a new report has come with some possible spoilers pertaining to Batman's age and his backstory in the "Man of Steel" sequel.
Modern American Family Dynamics Complicate Wealth Management
July 09 2014 12:03 PM
A survey of 680 high net-worth individuals in the U.S. with $3 million or more in investable assets found that the changing family structures, multi-generational and extended family circumstances, evolving gender roles, and generational views on investing and use of wealth are challenging traditional approaches to wealth planning.
Majority of Americans Aged 50 Want to Continue Working After Retirement
June 25 2014 12:52 PM
A joint study by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BoAML) and Age Wave found that a big majority or 72 per cent American pre-retirees over the age of 50 say they intend to continue working after retirement, albeit in a more flexible and fulfilling way.
English Premier League Club Aston Villa Put Up for Sale, Randy Lerner Decides to Quit
May 13 2014 2:50 PM
Aston Villa, one of the prominent clubs playing at the English Premiere League, is up for sale. An official statement on the club Web site confirmed the report.
Westpac Chief Economist Forecasts Reserve Bank of Australia Will Increase Overnight Cash Rate in Q3 2015
March 18 2014 9:48 AM
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would not likely follow the footstep of neighbour's Reserve Bank of New Zealand which last week its overnight cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.75 per cent.
Record Dairy Prices, $10B Milk Export to China Boost NZ Economy, While Australia’s Limps
February 03 2014 10:38 AM
Neighbours Down Under Australia and New Zealand are currently studies in contrast, insofar as their economies are concerned.
As Shell Exits Petrol Business in Australia, Mobil Brand Returns After 4-Year Absence
January 10 2014 9:33 AM
A day after speculations came out that Shell was selling its petrol retail and refining business in Australia, Business Insider reports that another oil giant brand, Mobil, is coming back to the Land Down Under after four years of absence.
Research Shows Abbott Government to Fall Short of 200,000 Jobs Creation
January 02 2014 2:05 PM
The Abbott government, a few months in power, appears to be headed to break some more of its election promises in 2013. One of them is that it would fall short by 200,000 jobs of its election vow to create 1 million jobs over five years.
Paul Walker Named One of Top Charitable Celebrities of 2013 by Dosomething.Org.
December 30 2013 5:31 PM
Late Paul Walker was known for being a down to earth celebrity, true human being, and great philanthropist. His philosophy of giving and work with his aid organization "Reach Out Worldwide" led to his being listed one of the top celebrities of 2013 by DoSomething.org.
The Paul Walker Chronicles: All About Roger Rodas, The Driver Who Died Opposite Walker [PHOTOS/ VIDEOS]
December 09 2013 3:14 PM
Roger Rodas, the man alleged to be driving the car in the unfortunate crash that killed him and actor Paul Walker. So the budding query in the mind is who was Roger Rodas? Keep reading on as we have compiled ample information about him.
Bond Market Burglars to Bring Bears Out of Hibernation
October 24 2013 9:33 AM
Although the Fed may realize (though I doubt it) that the current asset purchases have minimal impact on the real economy of the majority of American people, they probably think that continuous monetary stimulus is the lesser of two evils. This is a wrong assumption, in my opinion, because prices are rising far more than wages and salaries.
Early Xiaomi Backer is New Partner of GGV Capital
October 23 2013 9:55 AM
Hans Tung of Qiming Ventures in the new partner of GGV Capital, a cross-border venture capital company that has its focus on China and the U.S. Mr Tung, a venture capitalist who support the Chinese phonemaker Xiaomi that is now growing valued at $10 billion, is the sixth general partner of GGV.
Apple New Releases Dubbed ‘iPhone Dud’; Stock Downgraded After Receding $30 Billion in Value to Markets
September 13 2013 7:18 PM
With a dismal start for the Apple iPhone new releases, the word around town is that CEO Tim Cook and his fellow lieutenants at Cupertino have merely tried to resell what’s already out there – the iPhone 5. To put it in another way, there’s nothing new there.
A Bond Market Tantrum
August 23 2013 5:44 PM
Earnings season continues...heavyweights including NAB, Coca-Cola Amatil and QBE all reported first half results today. But we'll leave all that for tomorrow once the dust has settled. There's something more important going on in a different market.
China’s New Two-Child Policy Possibly Takes Effect on 2014, Initially on Selective Couples
August 06 2013 12:05 PM
Directly aimed to avert an aging population crisis, China may possibly implement its new two-child policy on 2014, albeit only on selective couples or family structures.
Commodities 2013 Halftime Report: A Time to Mine for Opportunity?
August 01 2013 8:08 AM
It was a challenging first half of the year for most commodities, with only two resources we track on our Periodic Table of Commodities Returns rising in value. Natural gas and oil rose 6.5 percent and 5 percent, respectively, while silver lost a third of its value and gold lost a quarter of its price from the beginning of the year.
Samsung is Not Selling As Expected: Is the Company Going Down like Apple?
July 08 2013 12:25 PM
Samsung Electronics is currently the leading phone and TV maker. However, even with their leading position, the company posted weaker profits than forecasts. Samsung is not selling as expected for April to June quarter.