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Latest Australia analysis
- Feb 12 2020
Retail fundamentals improve, but virus to weigh on Q1
Retail spending showed signs of life in Q4 after a dismal 2019, with volumes rising 0.5% on the quarter. The promising Q4 result comes after monetary and fiscal loosening, which has underpinned a shar...
- Feb 12 2020
Retail sales momentum improved in Q4, but headwinds from coronavirus and bushfires loom in Q1. 2020 GDP growth forecast downgraded to 1.9%
Underlying momentum in the Australian economy remains subdued, but broadly in line with expectations. However, unexpected headwinds have appeared, in the form of the recent bush fires and the coronavi...
- Feb 07 2020
Coronavirus to put a short-lived strain on the economy
The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has prompted significant revisions to our outlook for China and the global economy more broadly. Combined with the drag from the bushfires, we now expect GDP in Austra...
- Feb 05 2020
Japan: Building and Construction in Japan 2020-2024: February 2020 Update
Japan’s MLIT revised actual construction work done value growth for 2018 to 0.6% from -2%. This is driven mainly by stronger revised 10% growth (from 3.6%) in the non-residential sector. Work done fo...
- Feb 05 2020
Brisbane Industrial Property Prospects 2020-2030
The Brisbane industrial market should enjoy strengthening demand fundamentals over the next few years. With supply contained, stronger demand should feed through to higher rents, boosting income re...
- Feb 01 2020
The Shape of QE to Come
The RBA is facing a juncture where its conventional policy options are almost exhausted. Governor Lowe has signalled that he does not expect the cash rate to be cut to 0.25% (the RBA’s lower bound)....
- Jan 31 2020
Engineering Construction in Australia 2020 - 2034 January Update
The ongoing completion of LNG projects in WA and NT resulted in headline engineering construction work done falling by 9% year-on-year to $20.8bn in the September 2019 quarter. Looking ahead, oil and...
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Latest Global Analysis
- Jan 24 2020
World growth drivers point to 2020 stabilisation
A comprehensive examination of key growth drivers supports our baseline view that world GDP growth will stabilise in 2020 – but at a very moderate pace of around 2.5% y/y. This may be the ‘new normal’...
- Jan 22 2020
Why we don’t fear a zombie apocalypse
Evidence has been put forward to suggest that the rise in the number of zombie firms – those considered mature, unproductive and persistently unprofitable – is damaging advanced economies.
- Jan 16 2020
Why a 2020 recession would be mild but long
Should the global economy fall into recession in 2020, we doubt that the growth slump would be as severe as that seen in the global financial crisis (GFC). Rather, we think it would resemble the dot-c...
- Jan 15 2020
Global Macro Themes and Asset Views Chartbook, January 2020
In our global macro chartbook for January, we summarise our views on current global themes and asset markets, and link to our research highlights over the last month. We forecast that world GDP this y...
- Jan 13 2020
Six key lessons from the US-China trade dispute
The US-China trade war has taught us key lessons about how tariffs affect trade volumes, balances, prices and GDP. They point to US-China trade staying depressed for years, with a risk of significant...
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Engineering Construction in Australia provides the best analysis, insights and forecasts of Australia’s dynamic civil construction market across transport (roads, bridges, railways, harbours), utilities (water, sewerage, electricity, telecommunications), recreation, pipelines and mining and heavy industry construction. Updated quarterly, including an extensive databank, detailed forecasts and project lists.
A comprehensive overview of the long run Australia residential and non-residential outlook. Includes detailed forecasts by sector, including houses, apartments, offices, retail, warehouses, accommodation, education and health.
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.