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QEW week that was video – coal, negative gearing & the economic outlook

Posts from me and other commentators mentioned or alluded to in this video include: Housing industry round table with Treasurer Frydenberg at Parliament House Latest Qld wages growth and Qld labour market summary from Nick Behrens WTF happened to BNE-CNS? … Continue reading

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Queensland businesses remain pessimistic on average

Queensland businesses remain a relatively pessimistic bunch, based on the latest data from the Westpac-CCIQ Pulse Survey, which I have previously argued is the most reliable data on business confidence in Queensland (see my post from June). CCIQ’s media release … Continue reading

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Business confidence in Queensland – the most reliable estimate (Westpac-CCIQ) is the most worrying

There is currently a large disparity among business confidence survey results for Queensland. The Sensis and Westpac Group-CCIQ reports for the March quarter suggest business confidence is relatively low, but the NAB report for the month of April, which the … Continue reading

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Qld businesses more optimistic than current conditions suggest they probably should be

The December quarter edition of the timely and very useful CCIQ-Westpac Pulse Report released yesterday confirms reasonably high levels of confidence among Queensland businesses and a continuing improvement in business conditions. While CCIQ considers confidence is no longer running ahead of … Continue reading

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