Economics


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Japan's problems loom dangerously

20 February 2014 | PSI

JapanJapan has been in trouble for over two decades. Much of America's monetary policy in the lead up to the GFC was an effort to avoid Japan's mistakes. The only upside was that the country used to run a trade surplus, but that has ended. It may spell danger.


Private debt good, public debt bad?

17 February 2014 | PSI

Public Private DebtOne of the lessons of the GFC is that high public debt is more dangerous than high private debt. Countries with excessive government debt suffered much more than those with low debt. Australia's public debt is low, which may explain some of the lack of impact of the economies other excesses.


The next crisis?

05 February 2014 | PSI

Next CrashThere are disturbing signs that the mistakes made by developing economies in the past, which caused financial crises, are being repeated.


Is the $A heading for a fall or rise?

04 February 2014 | Staff reporter

AU DollarIt is possible to make two opposite cases about the direction of the $A. One is that, with LNG improving the nation's trade position, the currency will rise. This is the "fundamentals" argument. The other is that, with sentiment improving towards the $US, the $A is headed down. The latter trend may be more compelling.


Fear stronger than bubbles

10 December 2013 | PSI

fearThere are concerns that the American stock market is overheating and bubbles are beginning to form in the world economy. But fear remains the overriding sentiment, and investors are still parking much of their capital in cash, despite low interest rates.


The Chinese investment tidal wave

03 December 2013 | PSI

“Tsunami”China is starting to loosen its controls on the yuan, which may unleash a tidal wave of investment from the Middle Kingdom. It is a significant development for SMSF investors to watch. Some of that money may be coming towards Australia.


The state of the world

28 November 2013 | Broker reports editor

“TheWorld”Investment markets are global, so the attitude of global investors has profound implications for local investors. A broker report gives a positive outlook.


Australia ok while China ok

25 November 2013 | Broker reports editor

“OK”

Government finances may be coming under pressure, but Australia's exports picture is looking rosy, which will provide some impetus to economic growth. But it is all based on China, elsewhere the export picture is weak.


Lower wage growth a drag

20 November 2013 | PSI

Lower Wages

Investors should assess the likely impact of lower wage growth on the Australian economy and financial options. Some are arguing that interest rates will have to stay low, and the high $A is having a big impact.


Why our regulators are powerless on the $A

13 November 2013 | PSI

Powerless Regulators can control the currency, capital flows and interest rates -- but not all three at the same time. It is called the trilemma and it is limiting regulators' options. It suggests SMSF investors should be looking offshore.


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