Summary: The latest official data indicates that Australia’s population is just under 25 million; The population growth rate is slowing, driven by lower rates of immigration; A pickup in population outside of Sydney and Melbourne is starting to become evident. Economist terms are rarely the material that make it into popular music. But the term […]
Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate at 1.5% following its September meeting; The RBA view of the world remains broadly the same; The low cash rate continues to help the economy. The RBA announced that it is keeping the cash rate at 1.5%. We are now into the 3rd year where monetary policy has […]
Summary: Domestic politics has recently grabbed financial market attention; The number of Australian Prime Minsters’ over recent years has been widely remarked upon; But political uncertainty has been a feature of other periods of Australia’s history. Recently we found out that Australia has another Prime Minister. This is now the sixth Prime Minister since the […]
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CareerTrackers is a national non-profit that creates multi-year, paid internship opportunities within corporate Australia for Indigenous university students. The aim of the program is to convert interns into full-time employees upon the completion of their tertiary study within their interning company. BOQ first partnered with CareerTrackers in 2016 with two interns, since then BOQ has grown […]
3/7/2018 Summary: The cash rate was kept unchanged at 1.50%; The RBA economy remains comfortable that the domestic economy is improving; But the global risks have risen a little in recent weeks; An extended period of an unchanged cash rate remains the most likely outcome. Often I start my reports with a few lyrics from […]
Bessie Hassan | Money expert at finder.com.au So you’ve passed your driving test and have those red hot p-plates in your hands. No more asking for lifts from your parents or older friends – now to a new-found independence with your first set of wheels. Buying your first car is one of the biggest purchases that […]
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