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PROPERTY AND GOVERNMENT POLICY - IMMIGRATION

27 Oct 2020
The big thing to watch is immigration, which has dropped substantially due to COVID-19 restrictions. There are two factors at play.First, our economic growth for many years has depended on immigration. Not only are more dwellings required but the ...

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PROPERTY AND THE DEFICIT

16 Oct 2020
Generally when money is pumped into the economy, it ends up in real estate. There is no other market big enough to absorb it. We are seeing this every Saturday. While interest rates are down and inflation low what else do Governments expect! &nbs...

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THE DEFICIT, SHOULD WE WORRY?

31 Aug 2020
Yes, but not too much. Governments do not just “print money”. They sell bonds in the market, borrowing from investors to balance their books. Apart from the unique challenge of this pandemic, the other big difference is the interest r...

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NEGATIVE ELECTRICITY PRICES?

6 Aug 2020
Back to the madhouse of energy. Yes, it is true. At some times of the day users are paid to take electricity. Wholesale electricity is sold by tender from the producers in 30 minute slots throughout the day. When it is sunny and the wind blows, t...

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CPI FALLS 1.9% IN THE JUNE QUARTER

31 Jul 2020
Is this the start of something big? Not really. The ABS also publishes a figure it calls the 'Trimmed Mean’ which takes out changes which are atypical or temporary. That figure is an increase of 0.1% for the quarter. Let’s look at...

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