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29 Jan 2018 (AFR) - Cotton, lamb, avos, nuts and grapes: The hot rural property sectors

(29 January 2018, AFR, p31, by: Larry Schlesinger, Matthew Cranston)

‘Australian farmland values are expected to rise for a fifth consecutive year in 2018 fuelled by low interest rates, rising commodity prices, favourable growing conditions and more profitable farmers looking to expand, according to valuers, fund managers and rural estate agents. 64 more words

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24 Jan 2018 (AFR) - Are we on the cusp of a major rally in commodity prices?

(24 January 2018, AFR, p27, by Karen Maley)

‘Are we in the early stages of a major rally in commodity prices, as stronger global growth lifts demand, while the tumbling US dollar cuts prices for buyers outside the United States? 51 more words

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Will commodity price rises trigger inflation in 2018?

As we begin our journey into 2018 then there has been one clear trend so far as Bloomberg has pointed out this morning.

The Bloomberg Commodities Spot Index, tracking the price of 22 raw materials, jumped to its highest since December 2014 on Thursday.

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It’s just like planting money

According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, Australians have more than $2 trillion invested in superannuation funds. That is $2,000,000,000,000. However, only 0.3 per cent of this huge amount is invested in the agriculture sector, and the maximum exposure of any fund is only around 1 per cent. 694 more words

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21 July 2017 (TheAge) - Earnings expansion spreads to all Australian sectors: Credit Suisse ('Expect more bull' in equities as global profits are inflated)

(21 July 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p25, Jessica Sier)

‘The pick-up in inflation across developed economies has led to a boost in global profits, giving investors cause to cheer the third and final phase of the Australian equity earnings expansion, says Credit Suisse.  46 more words

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15 June 2017 (AFR) - Commodity prices likely to be softer, due to China

(15 June 2017, AFR, p40, by Alexandra Cain)

‘Mining commodity prices are expected to decline over the next 12 months, largely as a result of slowing demand from China. 58 more words

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6 June 2017 (TheAge) - GDP forecasts mixed as company profits soar (up 40pc), wages flatline

(6 June 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p25, Peter Martin)

‘Higher commodity prices pushed up company profits almost 40 per cent in the year to March at a time when the wage bill grew 0.9 per cent. 37 more words

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