Category: Australian Economy

Are we sitting on a property time bomb?

If you’ve read any coverage of the property market recently, you may be forgiven for thinking we’re on the brink of disaster and the property price bubble is about to go boom.  Fortunately, the reality may not be nearly as […]

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A tale of two cities (and the rest)

Australia is a competitive nation. Be it on or off the sporting field, we love nothing more than breaking a world record. In June 2017 it was revealed we had achieved a big one — Australia racked up its 103rd […]

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Superannuation report to drive industry change

Australians are currently paying around $16 billion a year in superannuation fees, equal to approximately 1% of the nation’s GDP. In 2014 this equated to about $570 in fees per person. For the average Australian, fees that are too high […]

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Loan-to-valuation ratios decreasing according to new Index

Australians are contributing more equity into residential property purchases, according to the new application Loan-to-Valuation Ratio index from credit information provider Veda and property analysts CoreLogic.

The national average of application loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) across Australia sits at 74.3%[1]. This is […]

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The rise and rise of non-bank lenders

Residential real estate underpins Australia’s wealth with $281.1 billion in sales per annum, and $6.6 trillion in total assets as at 31 July, 2016. Over the past 12 months, the market has maintained momentum and Moody’s Analytics expects this to […]

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Brexit shocks and opportunities

It has been two weeks since Britain’s shock vote to leave – or Brexit – the European Union and while equities markets around the world are beginning to demonstrate signs of recovery, the Bank of England is warning more economic […]

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Anaemic growth and a conservative budget

The Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points and Scott Morrison’s conservative first budget came as no surprise to the market, after CPI contracted for the first time in seven years. 

Australia is currently experiencing an extended period […]

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Australian manufacturing growing at fastest rate in over a decade

The expanding manufacturing industry continues to go from strength to strength, expanding at its quickest rate since 2004[1]. The results recorded by the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI)  in March mark the index’s ninth month of […]

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Commercial property sentiment at record high

The Australian commercial property market sentiment hit a new high in Q4 2015, according to the NAB Q4 2015 Commercial Property Survey.

Overall, the index rose to +17 in Q4, up from +10 in Q3. This is the highest level the […]

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