Tag Archives | Australia

South Africa vs Australia

Baggy Green summit was bottom of GFC

After test matches resumed in 1993, Australia held the upper hand and peaked at the bottom of the GFC. In stock markets, South Africa is edging it in US$ terms but killing it in local currencies.

Lucky Country

Still, very much, the Lucky Country

The phrase ‘Lucky Country’ was coined to be pejorative, but Australia has managed to acquire wealth and income equality well beyond expectations bestowed on it by chance.

Australian wealth and jobs

Where do our wealth and jobs come from?

There’s no doubt Australians love property, especially housing, and despite slowing economic growth and a lack of political leadership, the business sector continues to create Australian wealth and jobs.

house prices

Australian and US house prices remain firm

Increases in Australian house prices are slowing but there are many reasons for an underlying support, but some locations for apartments will not do as well. Housing recovery continues in the US.

recession

Are recessions a thing of the past?

Less than half of today’s workforce has experienced a proper recession, but in the absence of serious reform and vision, Australia may break its 25 years of economic growth.

Australian bond yields and inflation

Current bond yields and prices haven’t been seen in Australia since the 1890s and 1930s depressions. The market is being supported by foreign buyers and central bank liquidity.

Australia’s default: who do you rescue?

As it became obvious that Australia would need to default on its government debt in the 1930s, the question of whether to prioritise foreign or local debt was put to the people, with surprising results.

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