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A bubble is building that could shake our economy to its core – or could we manage it sensibly…?

Please refer to the Article: Aussie Housing Bubble For simplicity lets consider a theoretical pre-bust home value of $500k with a maximum loan ratio of 80%... the original loan was $400k… now lets say after a 30% devaluation the above home is now worth $350k... so post event the original loan ration is now 114%…
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Is it really a good time to introduce a ‘free trade labour’ policy in Australia…?

http://www.manmonthly.com.au/news/labor-amendments-to-china-trade-deal-criticised-by Never mind the real or otherwise future benefits of allowing foreign craft/trades and semi-skilled workers open access to Australian projects… as I predict this issue alone is capable of bringing down the current government, especially once the Australian population fully realize what this will do to our home grown contractors and the jobs market for…
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Professor Joseph Stiglitz on Australian investment in people, infrastructure and technology for future prosperity – June 2014

Professor Stiglitz has a colourful history of which he should be proud. In this excellent 15 min ABC Lateline interview with Steve Cannane he discusses a number of core economic issues in a way only Joseph Stiglitz can. http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2014/s4036416.htm I find his ability to synthesize complex and sometimes competing issues into a picture of basic…
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5 Essential Tips To Efficient Brownfield Capital Works

With recent capital works investment in the mining, oil & gas industries leaning heavily towards brownfield works by way of asset life extension, de-bottlenecking and plant reliability focus, asset owners can easily waste engineering capital in deciding which projects to advance and which to park. Although the AACE Estimate Classification criteria is helpful to assess…
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