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  1. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Global investors set record for Australian commercial property

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Global investors set Macquarie record Macquarie Group, Australia's biggest investment bank, is seeing record global investor purchases of Australian commercial property, which is offering relatively high yields and secure cash flows. The bank arranged a total of A$3.8 billion (HK$27.7 billion) of foreign pension and sovereign wealth fund investment ...

  2. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Office market in Perth, Brisbane to slump, bank says

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Corporate cost-cutting and slowing mining investment will impact demand, bank says Office vacancies will more than double and rents will slump in Perth and Brisbane as mining investment ... by next year, the bank forecasts. Falling commodity prices and rising costs have led to major resource producers deferring or cancelling projects. The Australian government forecasts slower growth ...

  3. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's housing investment 'won't fill' GDP gap from mining slowdown

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bank points to lack of first-house buyer activity and declining residential sales in Australia Australian housing investment is unlikely to fill the void left in the nation's economic ... to February 28, government data show. "To bank on dwelling investment making a large contribution to GDP is therefore to bet against a clearly defined trend," Jarman said. Building approvals ...

  4. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Foreigners push up Australian home prices

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... of the Reserve Bank of Australia, said at a hearing held as part of the housing inquiry last week. Australia tightened rules on foreign investment in real estate in 2010, requiring offshore buyers ... to March, a 93 per cent jump from the same period a year earlier, UBS said. Overseas investment in housing in Australia was now 13 per cent of total turnover, compared with a trend of 8 per cent, ...

  5. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australia's new 'two-speed economy' sees property prices diverge

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 06:25am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Reserve Bank keeps benchmark interest rate at a record low, as prices surge along Australia's east coast and decline in remainder of the nation Two-speed economy ... of the country declined last month, RP Data's CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index showed Monday. The housing market has been pumped up by the Reserve Bank of Australia keeping its benchmark interest ...

  6. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA

    Boost in Australian jobs eases pressure for rate cut

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... the resilience of the world's 12th-largest economy, which has been driven by investment in resources to meet Chinese demand. Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens has cut rates by 2 percentage points in the past 20 months, including a 0.25 percentage point reduction in May to a record-low 2.75 per cent. The central bank is seeking to revive industries outside mining, where ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian court rules ANZ Bank late fees too high

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 02:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Melbourne ANZ faces multimillion dollar payout to thousands of customers for exorbitant fees One of Australia’s largest banks faces a multimillion dollar payout to thousands of customers after a judge ruled on Wednesday that late payment fees it charged on credit cards were exorbitant. ANZ Banking Group partially lost a class action law suit in the Australian ...

  8. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Chinese buying of Australian homes surges

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... director Joseph Zaja said. The value of mortgages the closely held company arranges through Australian banks is expected to climb to A$500 million in the 2015 calendar year, he said. Ausin ... first set up Ausin in 2009, banks would only finance developments where less than 30 per cent was sold to overseas buyers, he said. "Now, that's up to 100 per cent in some cases," ...

  9. Business - Economy - AUSTRALIA

    Australian GDP grows 0.6pc in third quarter, falling short of forecasts

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:03am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Mining investment expected to drop from about 8pc of GDP to around 3pc Resources slowdown hits growth in Australia Australia's mining-powered economy ... and that clearly illustrates that we have some challenges ahead as mining investment drops from around 8 per cent of GDP to somewhere around 3 per cent over the next few years," he said. "That ...

  10. Property - International - AUSTRALIA

    Australian property prices rise more slowly in November; bubble fears ease

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Reuters

    ... Bank of Australia recently said there was nothing to fear in higher prices, in part because it was necessary to encourage more home building. The central bank has been counting on a revival in construction to provide vital support to the economy as a long boom in mining investment starts to cool. ...




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