Business investment declines counter to all desires of the RBA.
Holden workers struggle to find work years after industry closure.
Australia #Technology #HeiseSays Australia claims to be an innovative nation while having a very primitive economy. References Is Australia an innovation nation or beneficiary of dumb luck? https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-02/australia-rich-and-dumb-or-an-innovation-nation/11657984?section=business
#PopulationGrowth #GoldCoast #HeiseSays Gold Coast’s population is expected to grow by 350,000. The only concern seems to be with the loss of character for the Gold Coast with no mention of employment or infrastructure issues? References Gold Coast has ‘lost its mojo’ as development and population boom throws character into question https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-18/gold-coast-lost-mojo-development-throws-character-into-question/11594642
#Business #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays Consumer sentiment hits a four year low. References https://www.westpac.com.au/content/dam/public/wbc/documents/pdf/aw/economics-research/er20191009BullConsumerSentiment.pdf
#Business #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays The latest NAB Business Confidence survey shows another decline in business confidence. References https://business.nab.com.au/nab-monthly-business-survey-september-2019-36962/
#QuantitativeEasing #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays Is the media preparing people for Quantitative Easing? References https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-07/rba-interest-rates-approach-zero-quantitative-easing/11574590?section=business
#Retail #Recession #Economy #HeiseSays Empty shelves and failed departments stores signal the growth of the retail recession. For a sector that employed nearly 10% of the Australian workforce, this is a big concern. References Empty shelves as Debenhams’ sole Australian department store prepares for the end https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/empty-shelves-as-debenhams-sole-australian-department-store-prepares-for-the-end/news-story/3d09c7306e83b09b26537b516a0e53f4 Retail Trade http://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/GainInsights/IndustryInformation/RetailTrade
#Economy #Recession #Construction The NSW construction industry is collapsing with the largest number of bankruptcies since 2015. References Stamp duty crash wipes $2.5b from NSW Budget Construction companies in NSW collapsing at record rate as building slowdown biteshttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-26/nsw-construction-companies-liquidated-in-record-numbers/11512002?section=business Housing fall blows $5.2bn hole in Victorian budgethttps://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/housing-fall-blows-52bn-hole-in-victorian-budget/news-story/b3f8bedafa7ad255572e1c3f859a9751
#Recession #Australia #LivingStandards Australian living standards are declining in relation to other OECD counties. So now is naturally the time to take on a huge mortgage and buy a new home! References Australia managed to survive the global recession – but all that good work has been wasted https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2019/aug/29/australia-managed-to-survive-the-global-recession-but-all-that-good-work-has-been-wasted