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Sydney completions rise; so does population
Supply ramps up... One of the questions I get asked more than any other relates to Sydney's property market and the looming supply of new apartments.  I recently looked at which LGAs are set to become flooded with apartments and which aren't in a bit more d...

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Sydney Saturday
East is east Television crews out in force.  Coffee vans with their stalls set out as crowds line the streets.  What, pray, is being auctioned off here? A fine Picasso, perhaps? A rare and select manuscript of the Dead Sea Scrolls? Er, well, no it's just a ...

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Foreign nationals drive UK employment higher (what next?)
UK employment hits record high I don't have that all that many British blog readers, to be fair, but this release is well worth a look, not least for what it represents in a global context.  UK employment has kept on keeping on in the face of all manner of ...

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Weekend reads: Must see articles of the week
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Fitch: House price growth to slow, just generally...
So, I tweeted a few articles today, just for fun...

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Underutilisation
More hours wanted The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) now provides monthly figures on underemployment and underutilisation, which is a useful addition to its Labour Force survey. Historically these figures have only been reported quarterly. Being a ne...

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Youth unemployment improves
Looking up The seasonally adjusted youth unemployment rate declined to 12.3 per cent in January, having been as high as 14.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2014.  It always pays to be wary about unemployment rate movements in individual mon...

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Vacancy rates ease after seasonal spike
Vacancies reverse seasonal spike Vacancy rates declined in January, after December's seasonal spike, according to SQM Research . All of the capital cities recorded a drop in January, not unusually for the time of year.  Nationally the vacancy rate of 2.4 pe...

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CBA half-year result
CBA reports 'positive jaws' This probably isn't the time or place for an in-depth analysis of Commonwealth Bank's (ASX: CBA) half-year results - most of what need to be said has already been said - but here are a few interesting points nonetheless. CBA reco...

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Full-time jobs struggle
Jobs picture mixed Employment increased by +13,500 in January to a total of 11,998,200, following on from a gain of +16,500 jobs in December.  The annual growth in employment has therefore picked up from +84,800 in November to +103,400 in January 2017, or +...
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