GOVTECONOMY

Insight: Australia Confident of Demand for Govt Bonds as Foreign...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government’s market borrowing is expected to continue at an elevated pace this year but strong demand from foreign investors, including Japanese investors, is expected to ensure bond tenders will...

GOVTECONOMY, 28 Apr 2020, 01:58 PM
Analysis: Why ABS’ Weekly Payrolls Data May Have Overstated Emplo...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Australia’s first weekly payrolls and jobs data may have overstated the fall in employment because the decline in jobs and wages doesn’t necessarily translate to the same drop in employed workers.

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GOVTECONOMY, 24 Apr 2020, 09:06 AM
Australian Govt, RBA May Be in Talks to Expand Overdraft to Manag...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government’s debt manager and the Reserve Bank of Australia may in talks to enhance overdraft facility to enable smooth management of the government’s huge funding task when conditions turn...

GOVTECONOMY, 16 Apr 2020, 12:48 PM
Analysis: Record Australia Govt Bond Issue Despite Hedge Funds Ge...

By Sophia Rodrigues

The Australian government created a record for a single bond issue, selling A$13 billion of the new 0.25% 2024 bond even after rejecting nearly 50% of the bids at the issue price.

The rejected bids were like...

GOVTECONOMY, 15 Apr 2020, 04:10 PM
Analysis: Turning Point in Sydney Housing As Seller’s Mkt Becomin...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Housing markets go through cycles where at any time either the buyer or the seller dominates.

This weekend, however, looks like an interesting time in the Sydney housing market where there is both a rush fro...

GOVTECONOMY, 21 Mar 2020, 11:28 AM
Analysis: Australia Stimulus May Not Prevent Recession Amid Suppr...

By Sophia Rodrigues

Spending drives economic growth. So, less spending means less growth. A lot less spending could mean negative growth. Two quarters of negative growth means technical recession.

That in a nutshell is what the...

GOVTECONOMY, 12 Mar 2020, 04:54 PM