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Michael Yardney

Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who create wealth for their clients through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and his opinions are regularly featured in the media. Visit

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Are SMSFs inflating a property bubble?

By Helen Hodgson, Curtin University Self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) have come under criticism from regulators amid concerns that the sector is over-investing in the residential property sector. The profession has hit back at the criticism, saying that most SMSF borrowings do not relate to residential property, and that the surge in the cost of…

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There’s no need to be concerned about China’s declining economic growth

By James Laurenceson, University of Technology, Sydney Look to China’s productivity gains, not headline growth figures. China’s economy grew by 7.3% during the third quarter of 2014, meeting market expectations. Polling by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal put the consensus forecast at 7.2-7.3%, the slowest pace in more than five years. But to see…


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