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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

Economic Forecasts

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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Industrial Commodity Prices to Rise in 2017: World Bank

Press release: Oil prices to average $55 per barrel in 2017, rise next year

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017— The World Bank is forecasting higher prices for industrial commodities, principally energy and metals, in 2017 and next year. 403 more words

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Alberta Court of Appeal upholds Redwater Energy decision

A court decision that gave secured creditors priority over environmental cleanup in the case of bankrupt Redwater Energy Corp. has been upheld by the Alberta Court of Appeal. 438 more words


7 Apr 2017 (TheAge) - 'Stronger for longer' resource prices to buoy government coffers, boost exports

(7 April 2017, The Age, BusinessDay, p18, Brian Robins)

‘Federal and state government coffers will benefit from the “stronger for longer” spike in commodity prices such as coal and iron ore, with exports expected to add as much as $12 billion to the economy than earlier expected this financial year. 61 more words

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