Daily Dispatches: APRA pushes for deferred bonuses

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APRA has intensified its push for deferring performance-based remuneration in the banking and insurance industries, to enable a better assessment of a company's longer term performance. (The Australian)

NAB caused a flurry of excitement yesterday when it revealed a 7 per cent holding in perennial takeover target Suncorp. But the torrent of speculation subsided when the bank confirmed it was a portfolio investment by its wealth arm, MLC. (The Australian)

Australian companies are looking to employ more workers before the end of the year as the outlook for the economy continues to brighten. The Manpower employment survey shows a net employment outlook rising by 9 per cent for the fourth quarter, from a flat reading in the third quarter, as a stronger economy increases demand for more workers. (Business Day)

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