Economy

Australia’s RBA review

Some change coming to the way the RBA does things following the independent review 22 April 2023 | Shane Oliver AMP Capital The review notes that “Australia’s economic performance has been very good since flexible […]

Economy

Australian housing cool off?

Five reasons to expect a cooling in the Australian property market and falling prices in 2023 2 December 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Mitchell Luo) Fastest home price gains since 1989 Australian home prices have boomed […]

Economy

GDP down but there’s a road out

Australian GDP slowed in the June quarter and will be hit hard by the lockdowns but, writes economist Shane Oliver, here’s seven reasons to look beyond the gloom  2 September 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital  (Image: Marcus […]

Economy

China’s growth outlook

Economic indicators in China have slowed, what are the implications for Australia? 26 August 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital  (Image: Marcus Reubenstein) Both China’s economic growth and its sharemarket surged after the first wave of the coronavirus […]

Economy

China’s regulatory crackdown

What are the economic implications for China following the raft of new tighter regulations on a range of industries from tech to private education and overseas listings? 26 August 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Ryoji Iwata) […]

Economy

Home finance dips

Latest ABS data shows a retreat by first home buyers while residential property investors edge forward 3 August 2021 | Staff Writers Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data released today shows a significant cooling off […]

Economy

Delta dawns

Lockdowns, economic activity down and uncertainty rise with spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant 1 August 2021| Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Marcus Reubenstein) Global share markets fell over the last week, not helped by concerns about […]

Economy

Charting the way ahead

Seven key charts for investors to watch, where are they now? 26 July 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: APAC Digital, Patrick Weissenberger) While shares are at risk of a near term correction on the back […]

Finance

Locked in

With low vaccination rates there’s little choice but to retreat to lockdowns so the Australian economy is taking another hit 17 July 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Marcus Reubenstein)   The latest wave of new coronavirus […]

Finance

Easing does it

Central banks heading towards the easing exits – five reasons not to be too concerned 29 June 2021 | Shane Oliver, AMP Capital (Image: Ibrahim Boran) The drumbeat of central banks heading towards the exits from ultra-easy […]

Finance

Slowing stimulus

The drumbeat of central banks looking to start slowing monetary stimulus continued over the last week with the Fed surprisingly hawkish and the RBA heading in that direction albeit slowly. But while this could drive […]