Tony Alexander

Economic Commentaries

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October 3 Weekly Overview

Thursday October 3rd 2013

Fresh calls from the Financial Services Council for Kiwis to boost their retirement savings – the same message of two decades ago, so is anything new?

Analysts are worried about housing bubbles in the UK and Australia, and ironically at a time when credit restrictions have been imposed here, in the UK the government is actively promoting lending up to 95% of valuation while in Australia investors are scrambling to buy seemingly whatever they can – increasingly off the plan.