Slow economic growth is a global theme, with few exceptions. The Australian economy is not immune to this slowdown.
The recent Federal election will have a major influence on the economy as will government spending in the future. Read why.
Economic outlook Spring 2018 International share markets experienced major fluctuations during the June quarter owing to ongoing trade-tariff tensions. The Australian economy grew strongly, driven by strong Government spending on infrastructure and increased demand for Australian mining exports. International shares International shares swung between strength… Read More >>
Why your chances of a pay increase could finally be improving With 2018 now underway, many Australians may have noted ‘pay increase’ in their new years’ resolutions list. While the economic conditions over the past few years may not been ideal for having successful conversations… Read More >>
Australian economy The Australian economy is growing in line with the Reserve Bank’s forecast. Growth in consumption and the contribution from net exports was higher in the June quarter than the March quarter, and the decline in mining investment has mostly passed. Household consumption growth… Read More >>
It is said that a bubble is just a bull market that you’re not in. A pithy one-liner that neatly captures the fine line between good fundamentals and overvalued assets. One way of looking at this housing bubble is to flip the question on its… Read More >>
The outlook is one of reducing headwinds and a stronger pace of economic growth over 2017. The drag from the decline in mining investment is diminishing, higher commodity prices should feed into rising levels of national income and increased trade, a continued strong pipeline of… Read More >>
Last year, 2016, will be remembered for its political upsets Namely Brexit, the rise of populism in Europe and the election of Donald Trump, but also the year that we stopped talking about deflation, yields on government bonds rose and investor spirits were reignited. Because… Read More >>
Australia’s transition from mining to a service driven economy continues The Australian economy is showing signs of responding to commodity price weakness by rebalancing from mining to the services sector and to activities that are driven by domestic demand. The commodity price appreciation over the… Read More >>
Australian companies reported their half-year financial results during the quarter, exceeding expectations despite global economic headwinds. Companies leveraged to housing and the consumer market fared best, reinforcing the moderating concerns associated with the property market and the view that share market weakness can be mainly… Read More >>