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Little reprieve for CBA’s flash PMI

November 23, 2018 - 10:30 -- Admin

Via CBA: Australian private sector output growth recovered some ground in November, with sharper increases in both the manufacturing and service sectors. That said, the rate of expansion remained relatively modest. Meanwhile, the rate of job creation eased to a three-month low. There were signs of weakening cost inflation, particularly for service providers, while output

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Dirty Dan takes big polling lead from gormless Guy

November 23, 2018 - 10:15 -- Admin

Via The Age: Daniel Andrews’ Labor government is on course for a thumping win in Saturday’s election after extending its lead over its Coalition rivals in the latest exclusive opinion poll commissioned by The Age. The poll predicts a Labor win on Saturday by 54 to 46 per cent of the statewide two-party preferred vote,

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Auctions crash to send house prices lower

November 23, 2018 - 10:00 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen Some readers underplay reported auction clearance rates as a meaningful indicator for house prices because they are reported on a voluntary basis and tend to exclude a large number of results. The below charts, which plot trend auction clearance rates against dwelling values growth, show why this view is misguided. As

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Royal Commission pounds ASIC

November 23, 2018 - 09:45 -- Admin

Via Banking Day: Then the mood changed, as Orr asked him about the tone of regular meetings between senior ASIC officials and the board member and senior executives of the entities ASIC is regulating, as part of ASIC’s “stakeholder engagement strategy”. While he denied any hint of collusion or a softly softy style approach, Shipton

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October 2018 MB Fund Performance

November 23, 2018 - 09:30 -- Admin

Global equities had the worst monthly fall since May 2012 when the euro sovereign debt crisis and Grexit loomed large. The sell-off was sparked by rising bond rates, some disappointing earnings results in the US (more on outlook than numbers) and weaker global economic data. Sentiment worsened in October due to a cocktail of worries

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MB Fund Podcast: How bad the Australian property crash?

November 23, 2018 - 09:15 -- Admin

This week’s webinar is an Australian Housing Crash update. A slump in auction clearance rates, tightening credit, revelations of huge amounts of ‘liar loans’ and of course, falling house prices. Our take on how far it can go, and how we are positioning portfolios to avoid the fallout and take advantage of opportunities. Take us

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Daily iron ore price update (ignoring Dalian)

November 23, 2018 - 09:00 -- Admin

Iron ore prices for November 22, 2018: Spot down hard despite soaring paper. For once the physical market dynamics might actually dictate price to the Dalian nutters. Steel is still weak. Looks like there’s further downside ahead as there should be.

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ABS projections: Melbourne’s population to hit 10 million by 2066

November 23, 2018 - 00:20 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen Twenty years ago, in 1998, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) forecast that Australia’s population would hit between 23.5 and 26.4 million by the year 2051. However, ever since that initial forecast 20 years ago, Australia’s population forecasts have been continually revised upwards as well as overshot, as noted by Bernard

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CoreLogic Weekly Australian house price update: crash time!

November 23, 2018 - 00:11 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen In the week ended 22 November 2018, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, declined another 0.27% – the biggest weekly decline of the past year: Values fell across all major markets, with Melbourne, Sydney and Perth tanking: So far in November, dwelling

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CoreLogic Weekly Australian house price update: crash time!

November 23, 2018 - 00:11 -- Admin

By Leith van Onselen In the week ended 22 November 2018, the CoreLogic 5-city daily dwelling price index, which covers the five major capital city markets, declined another 0.27% – the biggest weekly decline of the past year: Values fell across all major markets, with Melbourne, Sydney and Perth tanking: So far in November, dwelling

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