Vital signs

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Investor loans continue to rise, unemployment ticks down, wages growth remains distressingly low and consumers are unconvinced the budget will improve their financial situation, writes Richard Holden.

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We need to refrom negative gearing and boost housing supply. Affordability, financial stability and economic inequality are all riding on it, writes Richard Holden.

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Australia’s housing obsession continues, and it’s difficult to assess the future path of interest rates, writes Richard Holden.

Reserve Bank

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia calls for business investment and the US Federal Reserve tries to unwind its balance sheet.

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US GDP data points to a US rate rise in December, and Australia's housing affordability problem won't be helped by current declining building approvals, writes Richard Holden.

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Construction has slumped to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike, writes Richard Holden.

Janet Yellen

The new RBA Governor reminds the government of its role in keeping the economy on track, and Janet Yellen holds steady on US interest rates, writes Richard Holden.

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The US Federal Reserve's annual meeting will signal interest rates, and ultimately the path of the Aussie dollar, writes Richard Holden.

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This week the rising Aussie dollar gives the RBA cause for concern, credit-fuelled spending slows, and US unemployment ticks up amid growing US confidence, writes Richard Holden.

US Australia money

Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble, writes Richard Holden.

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