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Business

Happy campers: how holiday memories sparked ‘Airbnb for caravans’

Business

Fond childhood memories combined with a holiday hitch inspired Justin Hales to create Camplify, the fast-growing caravan-sharing startup proving a winner in Australia and now taking on the UK.

Corporate and Institutional
8 Dec 2017

On the right path to meet the Asian opportunity

Agribusiness

As Australia moves beyond the mining boom, we need to secure new sources of growth to ensure our future prosperity.

Economic commentary
15 Feb 2018

The Forward View – Global: February 2018

Economic commentary

Global upturn to continue despite market turbulence.

INSIGHTS, TRENDS AND CASE STUDIES

US stocks retreat on Russia meddling, steel/aluminium tariff reports, but still make it ‘6 from 6’ up days.

The calm in financial markets for much of 2017 and into early 2018 recently came to an abrupt end with a surge in market volatility and big falls in share prices.

USD is set to close lower for a 4th consecutive day and US equities look set to climb for a fifth day in a row

Strong improvement in SME business conditions in Q4 2017, while confidence retreated a touch.

Global upturn to continue despite market turbulence.

CoreLogic reported further slippage in dwelling values over the first month of 2018, with national dwelling values recording their second consecutive month on month decline. After dwelling values held firm in October and November, they slipped by a third of a percent in both December and January to be down 0.7% from their peak.

There was a sharp reaction to higher than expected CPI figures overnight but they have been tempered by weaker than expected retail figures.

The RBI held the benchmark Repo rate at 6% at its February meeting. This decision was in line with expectations.

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