01/03/11: Autumn Newsletter

The US is still the biggest kid on the block

We put the spotlight on the United States, still the world's largest and most important economy. Our article examines the early signs of economic recovery there, and underlines how important further US growth is for Australian investors and investments. With insurance a key topic of discussion after a succession of natural disasters over summer, we have put together a checklist to guide you through a review of the cover you already have and the cover you may not have. Finally, we take a look at the art and skill of listening to other people. We reflect on some common barriers to effective listening, and share with you some tips and strategies we can all use to increase our own listening skills, and derive more benefit and enjoyment from all our conversations. Download PDF