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Latest Australia analysis
- Feb 20 2020
High frequency data suggest momentum is slowing
Our Economic Momentum Indicator (EMI) is pointing to a relatively weak GDP print in Q4 2019. The indicator has been trending lower since the start of 2018, but has deteriorated over the second half of...
- 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)....
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Latest Global Analysis
- Dec 16 2019
Mighty dollar will maintain its might in 2020
When it comes to the US dollar, 2020 is likely to have a lot in common with previous years: predictions of dollar weakness that are ultimately dashed. Current consensus sees the dollar weakening by ar...
- Dec 13 2019
Global Macro Themes and Asset Views Chartbook, December 2019
In our global macro chartbook for December, 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...
- Dec 11 2019
Investors beware, equites outrun economic sentiment
Economic sentiment indicators that we build using business and consumer sentiment data point to a divergence between global stock market performances and underlying economic sentiment, which normally...
- Dec 10 2019
Global: Don’t expect a big lift from central bank policy easing
During the current global slowdown, the world’s central banks have delivered a broad-based policy easing that has been larger than during the previous two mini-downturns of the current cycle.
- Dec 09 2019
Global: Asset price valuations pose a risk to the economy
Asset prices have become so detached from macroeconomic fundamentals that we now think they present a material risk to the global economy.
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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.