Financial Advisory

Financial Advisory

Economics

Australian state comparison – the big two dominating

With the mining boom behind us, Australia’s current two-speed economy favours NSW and Victoria. – read more..

Economics

Year of the Tourist: how tourism is giving our retail sector a boost

The explosion of international tourism into Australia is giving our retail sector a big boost. – read more..

Economics

National Accounts – a strong rebound to end 2016

Australia avoided entering its first recession since the early 1990s – read more..

Economics

Interest rates – Australia and abroad

Interest rate developments here and abroad point to pressure on the Aussie dollar. – read more..

Economics

Business credit – leading indicators showing some promise

While business investment as a share of the economy peaked back in 2012, Australia has still managed to achieve a decent rate of economic growth. – read more..

Economics

President-(elect) Trump: The post-election environment for Australia?

In terms of implications of Trump’s election for Australia, a lot of attention is on the trade front – read more..

Economics

Global competitiveness: Is Australia lacking innovation and sophistication?

Australia ranks (only) 22nd out of 138 countries in the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Index. – read more..

Economics

Australian households the most indebted in the world

Australia’s 25 years without a recession – an excellent result. But household debt is a genuine concern – read more..

Economics

Swings and roundabouts: China, coal and our budget deficit

What does a coal miner’s working roster in China have to do with Australia’s export income and the well-publicised budget deficit? Quite a bit it turns out. – read more..

Economics

Foreign direct investment flows: The numbers speak

The flow of direct investment from China into Australia has been outstripping that going the other way for some years now. – read more..