Weekly Economic Update: Scrape below the surface and the economy doesn’t look so good
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The RBA leaves rates on hold, Australia gets a GDP growth spurt from pre-election spending, and the IMF lays the groundwork for a lowering of global growth expectations. writes… Richard Holden, UNSW Australia This week: The RBA leaves rates on hold, Australia gets a GDP growth spurt from pre-election spending, and the IMF lays the…

Weekly Economic Update: All eyes on the central bankers
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All in all this was a fairly positive week for global economies. Richard Holden, UNSW Australia in his weekly economic wrap. This week: jobs data lowers the likelihood of a US interest rate hike, Australian business investment beats expectations, but retail trade remains flat. Last week saw a slew of economic data released in the…

Weekly Economic Update: US scores while Australia struggles
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The US economy is improving off the back of jobs figures while in Australia, the government is being warned by the Reserve Bank to step up its game, writes… Richard Holden, UNSW Australia in his weekly economic wrap. This week: The US economy is looking healthy, but in Australia it’s a different story as departing…

The Economic State of our States
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There is a lot of data out there telling us about how the economy is going. Building approvals, retail sales, the unemployment rate and consumer confidence are a few of the frequent indicators we are inundated with. Broken down to the state level, the information is even more plentiful – but harder to absorb. These…

[video] CommSec State & Territory Economic Performance Report | Craig James
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In this video CommSec Chief Economist Craig James explains how Australia’s states and territories are performing. Each quarter CommSec compares each of the states and territories on eight key indicators including economic growth, retail spending and population growth. Western Australia remains the best performing economy in the nation, but only just as the non mining…

[video] Westpac Economic Update: Bill Evans. It's not all good news for property!
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Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans comments on labour market data in the US and Australia, the Westpac Consumer Sentiment Survey, housing approvals, as well sharing his insights in the movement of the Australian currency and interest rates. If you’re interested in property investment these macroeconomic factors will be important for you to understand the factors…

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