Insights, 04 Jul 2024

Swimming Nude

Economic Update - June 2024

Tourist and alternative lifestyle mecca Byron Bay may be getting stripped of its nudist beach but it is the RBA that is getting embarrassed by larger than expected figures! Meanwhile, the EU has started cutting, the US remains on course for cuts, Japan ...

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Insights, 04 Jun 2024

Yielding to reality

Economic Update - May 2024

US consumers seem more Garfield than Furiosa at the moment with some good news on the inflation and consumer confidence fronts in May. Inflation may not be so sticky in the US after all? The Fed Reserve is however still talking tough. Inflation is still...

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News, 01 May 2024

Central banks do Dusty Springfield

Economic Update - April 2024

Central banks have been wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin' that inflation would keep falling all the way back to their 2% target. Sure, the last mile will be the hardest they said. Well the US and Australia have just hit i...

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Insights, 29 Apr 2024

Beyond Twenty30: Australia and India

Spotlight On Australia - April 2024

For many, India is the new China, and Australia has a head start. Two years ago, on April 2, 2022,  Australia and India signed the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA). This was India’s first trade agreement with a ...

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News, 02 Apr 2024

Stock Market Highs Amidst Global Economic Shifts

Economic Update - March 2024

Bridges may be crashing down, cargo ships sinking in the Red Sea, and the Panama canal drying up but the major stock markets continue to push new highs. If we are in an AI stock market bubble, surely ChatGPT would tell me? The US has gone from &ldqu...

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Insights, 12 Mar 2024

Is the US in a debt spiral?

Chart of the Month - March 2024

Have you ever looked at your credit card or mortgage interest payments and felt sick? Well, the US federal government is expected to pay USD 870 billion in interest payments this year which is around USD 48 billion more than it is expected to spend on d...

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Insights, 26 Feb 2024

Australia’s Secret Weapon - Population growth

Chart of the Month - February 2024

Back in 1947, Australia’s immigration minister called on Australia to “populate or perish”. Instead, Australia has populated and prospered. Australia’s population growth makes it a standout among comparable economies and as t...

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