Archive | September, 2012

Securitised housing loan arrears by region

Reserve Bank: Go forth and save

The Reserve Bank’s bi-annual ‘Financial Stability Review’ is always a good read for anyone interested in domestic and overseas economic conditions.  The Review is focussed on assessing Australia’s financial system and any potential risks to financial stability.  Working to ensure a strong financial system and efficient payments system is one of the key objectives of […]

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Major Australian commodity exports

How will the mining boom look a year from now?

The Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) released their September quarter update on the resources and energy sector this week which revealed a fairly upbeat assessment of Australia’s resource driven exports sector.  The BREE update highlights that prices for key Australian commodities are falling and further falls are expected.  Providing some counterbalance to the […]

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Dwelling starts v Population growth

Four reasons why Australia’s housing sector hasn’t responded to demand

The Reserve Bank released their September quarter Bulletin this week (here) which included a superb article outlining their research around supply side constraints across the capital cities of Australia.  The report identifies four factors that are impediments to a responsive housing supply across the country: Complexity of the planning process which can create uncertainty, lengthy […]

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RP Data-Rismark stratified index graph

Are the rich getting richer? Not in the housing market.

Most people who have any interest in the housing market will appreciate that the performance of home values can vary broadly based on a range of factors. Geographically, for example, we have seen Darwin values rise by more than 8 percent over the first eight months of the year while Melbourne values have fallen by […]

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