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Latest Australia analysis
- Sep 16 2019
Building Industry Prospects September 2019 Bulletin
Total building commencements eased back an estimated 11% in 2018/19, with a further 11% decline expected for 2019/20. This should represent the trough, as a series of stimulus measures, including...
- Sep 13 2019
Current account in surplus, but not for long
The current account recorded a surplus of A$5.9bn in the June quarter - the first surplus since 1975. An improvement in the trade balance has been the key driver, with both the invisible (services) a...
- Sep 13 2019
Hong Kong: Building and Construction in Hong Kong 2019-2023: September 2019 Update
The building sector’s near-term outlook is negatively impacted by the continual social unrest triggered by the now-suspended extradition bill with no signs that it will be resolved any time soon. Plun...
- Sep 13 2019
Indonesia: Building and Construction in Indonesia 2019-2023: September 2019 Update
Our forecasts for near-term construction investment are revised down slightly from previous forecasts in June. The construction outlook over the period to 2023 however remains positive with annual gr...
- Sep 12 2019
Building Construction Chartbook - September 2019
Total building is forecast to weaken a further 11% in 2019/20. The decline would be more severe if not for a deep pipeline of major non-residential projects propping up activity. This should...
- Sep 10 2019
Strong exports and public spending working to offset weak domestic demand.
GDP growth was largely in line with expectations in Q2. The economy expanded 0.5% q/q, with the annual pace of growth slipping further to 1.4%. Net exports and public demand have been the largest driv...
- Sep 06 2019
Trade tensions and US recession key risks to the outlook
GDP growth in Australia is expected to remain subdued at around 2% in 2019 and 2020. This forecast assumes steady growth globally, with modest growth in the US and EU offset by faster growth in Austra...
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Latest Global Analysis
- Sep 05 2019
Tariffs nibble, but markets and confidence bite
While the US-China trade war has gradually eroded GDP over the past two years, the damage from the 25% tariffs on $250 billion of imports from China has been limited to only 0.3% of GDP. Looking ahead...
- Sep 04 2019
Alternative policy options for combatting a downturn
With limited scope for conventional monetary policy options, central banks and governments may need to turn to alternative approaches to combat slowing global growth and respond to economic shocks.
- Sep 03 2019
The return of ‘Japanification’ risk
With the global slowdown dragging on inflation, the risk of ‘Japanification’ – economies sinking into a long period of low growth and low or negative inflation – has returned to the economic agenda.
- Aug 30 2019
EM real activity slows down at the beginning of Q3
Real activity slowed down in most EMs at the start of the third quarter, most markedly in China. High monthly data volatility offers some hope that the rest of the quarter might bring at least a tempo...
- Aug 27 2019
The case for a fiscal response to downturn fears
World growth is slowing, but both conventional and unconventional monetary policy tools may be less effective in tackling a slowdown than in the past. In this context, we expect governments to conside...
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Report contains a three year forecast outlook for median house and unit prices for Australia’s state and territory capital cities and selected regional centres. Analysis and forecasts of key drivers, including economic indicators, migration, population growth and underlying demand and supply are also included.