The Australian economy is growing steady. Commodity exports led the growth. Government and business spending also saw an increase. Yet, consumer consumption is weak.
As an investor with a front row seat of all the action in the Australasia region, you’re in an enviable position to profit from dozens of investment opportunities.
It could be Aussie producers shipping iron ore and gold to China, industrial companies capitalising on their expertise in Indonesia or start-ups tapping into millions of tourist dollars in Sydney.
How can you profit and grow your wealth from these? Read on for our best ideas below…
Property buyers aren’t in such a rush to get onto the market anymore. The truth is that the property market is slowing…and prices are falling.
Fantasy Island is a paradise in the Pacific Ocean. The island’s GDP output is $500k. There is no debt. One day, a fellow calling himself Charles arrived on the shores of Fantasy Island.
Foreign investment remains a contentious issue. CKI Group’s latest bid might once again come into the national spotlight. But what is it that international investors see that local investors don’t?
Having had so many years without a crisis has meant that Australia is one of the few countries in the world still able to offer a range of opportunities. But, there are worrying signs.
Australians have a love affair with property. It’s one of the more popular income generating investments on the ASX. You’ll know them as Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
What more, energy consumption is expected to rise as millions more Chinese move from rural areas to urban cities.
The world is awash with more than US$220 trillion of debt. This is a whole lot of future consumption that’s already been consumed. Now we have to pay for it.
Six passengers per square metre? Bring on the Oshiya! And perhaps Japan’s 500–600% real estate explosion of the 80s will play out here as well before the property bubble final bursts.
Something is going to give, and it won’t be pleasant. The market is going to provide the solution to the government’s problem…
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) cut interest rates by 0.25% to 2.75% this morning. For Australia, the question is whether we’re next. The RBA has cut rates twice this year, to 2%.
China’s moves are as much about food security as they are national security. Whether its fish, fuel, or power, the stakes are rising in Asia Pacific.
I spent one day each week profiling Australia’s economic and strategic relationship with each of the nations on the Pacific ‘Rim of Fire’.
For Australia, the risk is that Eastern Siberia becomes a hub for North Asian gas in the way the Northwest Shelf LNG supplies power utilities in Japan.