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Deloitte Access Economics Partner David Rumbens and Deloitte UK's Chief Economist, Ian Stewart, provide a personal view on topical financial and economic issues.

The Weekly Economic Briefing

The Weekly Economic Briefing provides the personal views of two of Deloitte’s most highly respected economists on topical financial and economic issues. The Briefing provides regular analysis of the key domestic and international economic issues impacting the Australian, UK and global economy.

David Rumbens, a senior partner at Deloitte Access Economics, leads the Australian section of the briefing. This section draws on the breadth of experience and analytic rigour of Australia’s largest private economic consultancy firm to offer perspective on the issues facing Australians.

Ian Stewart, the Chief Economist of Deloitte UK, provides a succinct and eclectic weekly take on economics and finance from the UK and abroad. From developing trade wars to changing workforce trends and housing affordability, the Briefing delivers insight into the subjects shaping the economic discussion – one matter at a time.



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State Budget Season - GST and other revenue drivers
April 17, 2018

For all states, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a key source of revenue. Earlier this month we saw the annual GST 'reveal', when the Federal Treasurer announces the carve-up among the states of next financial year's GST collections. The 2018-19 GST carve-up is based on how states have fared (relative to each other)....

The house price cycle
Apr 10, 2018

At the end of March, CoreLogic's RP Home Value Index indicated that national dwelling prices fell by 1.0% in the March quarter, bringing annual price growth down to just 0.7%. The March fall in value was led by the high-priced Sydney market, which fell by 1.7%. But Sydney wasn't the only market to correct, with Melbourne (- 0.5%), Adelaide...

Where is the world heading on trade?
Apr 04, 2018

One lesson from history is that when the two are in conflict, politics trumps economics. That was the lesson of Brexit. And it appears to be true in the current trajectory of world trade policy. We may not be in the throes of a full-blown trade war just yet, but trade skirmishes are escalating. China's decision on Monday to add tariffs of 15% to 25%...

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