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The Temperature may be Rising – But Rental Vacancies keep Cooling Down

Seasonality impacts rental markets but house vacancies remain low The national capital city residential rental vacancy rate remained steady over January despite the typical seasonal effect of reduced demand through the holiday period according to the latest Domain vacancy rate report. The vacancy rate for houses remained at 2.2 percent with vacancies for units falling…

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China’s greatest challenge will be escaping the middle income trap

The history of middle incomes countries shows China’s “miracle growth” probably won’t continue writes… Peter Robertson, University of Western Australia and Longfeng Ye, University of Western Australia China’s slower growth figures have caused jitters in world financial markets. Nevertheless its growth remains at miracle levels. At this pace, China would appear to remain on track…

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Brighter days ahead for Queensland

Another interesting article was written by the doyen of economic commentary Ross Gittins this weekend, in which he points out that the economy will look better once mining investment stops falling. The reversion in resources capital investment has long been flagged as a major downside risk for the Australian economy, or even as some kind of economic…

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