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The risks of macroprudential,

Arnold Kling has a very interesting theory about the state of the United States economy. "I think that back then [2008-09] there was a sudden political regime shift. The polit […]
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Follow the money,

We've been writing and tweeting about the collapse in interest-only property loan issuance in Australia for several months, following APRA's decision last year to require bank […]
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Our sense of shared prosperity,

Whatever it means, Australia's Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe thinks it's at risk: "...it is clear that the slow growth in wages is affecting our economy... [and] is dimini […]
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Australia growing at its fastest pace in years,

Australian real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up 1% for the quarter, the largest quarterly expansion since late 2011. Year-on-year growth was 3.1%, the fastest in nearly tw […]
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What's up with Australian employment?,

Since February of this year the employment to population ratio - our preferred measure of labour market strength - has staged somewhat of a recovery, reaching nearly 62%. That […]
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Where's the inflation?,

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) continues to be perplexed by the lack of consumer price inflation (CPI) in Australia, citing it as one of the reasons it has held the overn […]
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The end of the interest-only housing boom?,

One of the hallmarks of the post-financial crisis housing boom in Australia has been the rise and rise of interest-only mortgages. In December 2009 they comprised 31% of autho […]
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Doped up,

Welcome to our first ever special report. Rather than bore you with walls of text, this report is the first and only in which we have hand-picked six indicators that fit a par […]