Interest Rate Rises …
Are they a Good Sign?

The RBA’s decision on interest rates yesterday came about because of what’s happening here in Australia, rather than in Europe.

It has been made against the backdrop of our exporters having recently extracted massive price hikes for iron or in coal, as a result of China’s strong growth.

Since the global turmoil started in 2008, the $A has climbed by nearly 55% against the $US — and just over 40% against our other key trading partners.

RBA Logic

RBA Logic

This has more or less offset the rise in Australia’s local retail prices, through a sharp decline in the cost of imported items — like electrical goods, clothing, footwear and furniture.

As a result, the NAB’s business confidence index stands firmly positive for the third consecutive quarter. And even more importantly, actually improved throughout the last quarter.

h2. How will this affect Commercial Property?
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The Time Has Now Come …

h3. “And I decided to Make the Move, as of 1 July!”

You would already be aware … that I merged the entire business of Gardner & Lang with GrayJohnson, in May 2005.

And that simply occurred because I was becoming “stretched far too thin”, trying to provide the level of service that you (as my Clients) deserved.

From then until June 2009 … I have headed up their Acquisition Division, for Clients wanting to purchase Commercial property.

Property Edge Logo

Property Edge Logo

However, I have now left GrayJohnson and set up Property Edge Australia … to “help you turn Commercial Property opportunities into Solid Profit”.
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