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Economy

Australia’s Household Debt

#Debt #Australia #Household #HeiseSays Australia’s household debt is at a record high. References Why are we so worried about household debt? https://au.finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/why-worry-household-debt-190036599.html

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Economy Finance

Banks Printing Money

#Banking #Money #Economy The public is beginning to learn that private Banks are “printing” money out of thin air. References https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/big-four-banks-just-creating-piles-of-money/news-story/c87faa72a76d3bd2143fe0d6b088186f

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Economy

More talk of Negative Interest Rates

#Economy #NegativeInterestRates #RBA Talk of Negative interest rates is appearing more frequently in Australia media. References Reserve Bank may slash rates to 0.25 per cent, but ‘reluctant’ to dip into negative territory https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-14/rba-interest-rate-cuts/11510102?section=business

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Economy

Calls for Direct Stimulus to Avoid the Recession

#Australia #Economy #Recession Calls for direct stimulus to avoid the recession, although everything is still fine. References ‘Time to open your wallet ScoMo’: How Australia could dodge a devastating recession https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/time-to-open-your-wallet-scomo-how-australia-could-dodge-a-devastating-recession/news-story/20922d3c81d87d48ee3ac3c43ce31eb5

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Economy

Australia’s Household Debt Crisis

#Debt #Economy #Recession Australia’s high household debt levels are putting us at risk of a global shock and the debt levels continue to rise. References Global debt bomb fallout threatens Australian economy https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-12/debt-bomb-fallout-threatens-australian-economy/11505248?section=business https://tradingeconomics.com/country-list/households-debt-to-income

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Finance

The Interest-Free Fee Risk

#InterestFree #Debt #Retail People are being caught out with fees and transaction charges on Interest-Free retail purchases. https://youtu.be/aYI2aEJu9nw References Sydney man slugged with huge hidden fees in ‘buy now, pay later’ offer https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/sydney-man-slugged-with-huge-hidden-fees-in-buy-now-pay-later-offer/news-story/2471cf40421b59ce0ae6bd793c4037c7

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Economy

Credit Card Debt is Bankrupting Australians

#CreditCards #Bankruptcy #Australia Australians are being bankrupted because of credit card debt. Another sign of difficult times and terrible financial education? References Debt collectors are bankrupting Australians over small credit card debts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-13/debt-collectors-suing-for-bankruptcy-over-small-credit-card-debt/11335000?section=business

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Political Commentary

Will Tomorrow’s Rate Cut Stop the Crash?

#AusPol #Budget #RateCut The RBA is predicted to make an interest rate cut tomorrow. Will it make any difference and will Australia avoid a recession or a housing crash? References With rate cuts and the real risk of a recession ahead, can Australia’s economic run of luck continue? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-03/rate-cuts-and-recession-can-our-luck-continue/11172000

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Political Commentary

Melbourne Housing Crash affects the Budget

#AusPol #Budget #Housing It appears that the Melbourne housing price crash has left a huge hole in the Victorian State Budget. While the natural response for a Labor government is to increase taxes, I am concerned that they didn’t foresee this issue. References Housing fall blows $5.2bn hole in Victorian budget https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/housing-fall-blows-52bn-hole-in-victorian-budget/news-story/b3f8bedafa7ad255572e1c3f859a9751

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AUSPol

Will a Rate Cut stop the Housing Crash?

#AusPol #InterestRate #Housing The RBA is looking at cutting Australia’s Cash Rate. Will an Interest Rate cut stop the housing crash? References Australian dollar headed for a fall as Reserve Bank mulls interest rates cut https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-06/why-the-aussie-dollar-is-headed-for-a-fall/11081810?pfmredir=sm The Observatory of Economic Complexity https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/aus/ 6202.0 – Labour Force, Australia, Mar 2019 http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/6050C537617B613BCA25836800102753?Opendocument