Entries by Alex Jovic

Newell Palmer: Monthly Economic Notes – February 2016

Economic Overview Investors have to acknowledge a new set of risks tied to socioeconomic concerns that go far beyond the realm of traditional geopolitical hazards and have the potential to roil economic activity and financial markets. The confluence of new and old political risks threatens to undermine progress made through globalisation and foster a rise in […]

Newell Palmer: Monthly Economic Notes – January 2016

Economic Overview Global growth is expected to remain fragile in 2016. Global trade and manufacturing activity will likely struggle, and additional growth scares should be expected. This will play out within the global macro economic themes of low inflation and global policy divergence. Across the developed world, deflation scares of 2015 are expected to give […]

Newell Palmer: Monthly Economic Notes – December 2015

  Economic Overview After months of uncertainty, investors are positioning themselves for the monetary policies of the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank (ECB) to diverge.  Top US central bank officials have been saying for months that they believed the US economic recovery was nearly robust enough to withstand an increase in the benchmark […]

Home price growth continues, but not because of supply shortage

A widely watched index shows home price inflation continued into April, with Sydney continuing to drive the national average higher. The CoreLogic RP Data Home Value Index showed capital prices up 0.8 per cent last month to post a 2.5 per cent quarterly and 7.9 per cent annual rise. Outside the capitals, prices remained fairly stable, […]