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construction industry

Will They … or Won’t They?

Balance

Balance

Last month, the RBA left rates on hold — because of what it saw as mixed signals within the Australian economy.

And the rising $A is certainly making its job easier, by generally cooling activity.

Work Allocation

Work Allocation

Growth within the Construction industry appears to have fallen to its lowest level in 18 years. Although turnover for mining and processing plants has once again returned to its path of upward growth.
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Demand Finally Surfaces!

The pent-up demand for housing serves to underline that this downturn is more like the credit squeeze of the mid-1970s, than the recession of the early 1990s.

It’s principally a confidence thing.

Surge in 1st Home-Buyer Activity

Surge in 1st Home-Buyer Activity


However, the recent surge in purchases by first-home buyers confirms that with the encouragement of low interest rates and government hand-outs … the buyers will play their part.

More importantly, the flow-on effect throughout the construction industry will give our economy a much needed lift.

You May be a Doubter … But I say: “Yes, we can!”

The Weekend Financial Review ran several articles, which seemed to echo many of the sentiments contained in my last blog about the Capital City Markets — but perhaps putting things a little more bluntly.

h3. Brisbane

Qeensland DebtMark Ludlow (on page 2) referred to Queensland as having moved from “boom state to gloom state” — because of its heavy reliance on resources. [Read more…]