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Shane Oliver

15 March 2012
The US housing sector turning the corner

Key points While it’s too early to call the end of the secular bear market in US shares, there are some signs of light in the US economy, notably in manufacturing, energy production and housing. In particular, after triggering the GFC, the US housing slump appears to be over with a recovery in prospect. This […]

14 March 2012
Weekly market and economic update: 9 March 2012

Headline developments of the past week The past week saw a bit of volatility return to risk trades early in the week on worries that China’s 7.5 per cent growth target for this year is too low, uncertainty about Greece’s bond swap and news Brazilian GDP growth had slowed to 1.4 per cent last year. […]

7 March 2012
Australian profits and the Australian share market

Key points The December half profit-reporting season was pretty lacklustre with essentially flat profits. Profit growth is likely to pick-up in the year ahead but still lag consensus expectations for double-digit growth. Australian shares are likely to rise over the year ahead as valuations are attractive and global shares are likely to rise, but are […]

6 March 2012
Weekly market and economic update: 2 March 2012

Headline developments of the past week The news on the European debt crisis was mostly positive with the ECB providing another €529.5bn in cheap three-year funding to banks. After allowing for rollovers of existing borrowing, this implies a net €300bn in new liquidity being pumped into the European banking system. While it may not be […]

1 March 2012
Will the world slip up on oil yet again?

Key points World oil prices have been pushed higher by worries about Iran on the back of strong long-term demand growth from the emerging world and increased confidence regarding the global outlook. Current oil price levels are probably not a big threat to growth, but a continuing rise would be. Current oil prices imply further […]

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