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Reverse loans for retirees

Fleur Anderson | A government-backed reverse mortgage market could solve Australia’s ageing-cost problems by unlocking up to $625 billion in home equity controlled by age pensioners unable to use it to fund retirement.

Australian Equity Indices

Points Change % Change Value Volume
S&P/ASX 200 5,948.5 - 34.2 - 0.57% $ 4,346,754,479.0 563,070,730.0
S&P/ASX 200
ALL ORDINARIES 5,921.5 - 33.3 - 0.56% $ 4,470,882,670.0 776,186,387.0
ALL ORDINARIES
S&P/ASX 100 4,966.1 - 29.0 - 0.58% $ 3,869,722,082.0 393,585,927.0
S&P/ASX 100
SMALL ORDS 2,219.9 - 7.5 - 0.34% $ 553,016,979.0 284,309,168.0
S&P/ASX SMALL ORDINARIES
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Market Summary

Price % Chg
ARI ARRIUM $ 0.170 - 5.56%
NST NTH STAR $ 2.200 + 5.26%
EVN EVOLUTION $ 1.030 + 5.10%
FMG FORTESCUE $ 2.450 - 4.67%
GUD G.U.D. $ 8.000 - 4.53%
ANN ANSELL $ 27.430 - 4.29%
SIP SIGMAPHARM $ 0.875 + 4.17%
COH COCHLEAR $ 85.000 - 4.12%
RRL REGIS $ 1.270 + 4.10%
RMD RESMED $ 8.130 - 3.90%

Commodities

Price Change % Chg
BRENT SPOT (USD/BBL) 62.700 0.000 0.00%
LIGHT CRUDE JUN5 (USD/BBL) 57.090 + 0.100 + 0.18%
NAT GAS MAY15 (USD/MMBTU) 2.494 + 0.004 + 0.16%
Bid Ask Bid Chg Bid % Chg
GOLD (USD/OZ) 1212.30 1212.70 + 10.75 + 0.89%
SILVER (USD/OZ) 16.56 16.63 + 0.19 + 1.16%
PLATINUM (USD/OZ) 1150.15 1155.15 + 2.15 + 0.19%
PALLADIUM (USD/OZ) 776.40 777.80 - 1.10 - 0.14%

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Currencies

AUD USD EUR JPY GBP
AUD AUD 0.8008 0.7296 95.15 0.5226
USD 1.2486 USD 0.911 118.81 0.6527
EUR 1.37 1.0974 EUR 130.40 0.7162
JPY 0.0105 0.0084 0.0077 JPY 0.0055
GBP 1.9124 1.5318 1.3956 182.04 GBP

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