End of Year Wrap 2017

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Economic growth is expected to lift from around 2 per cent to near 3 per cent over 2018. Contributions to growth are expected to be broad based with consumers, businesses, exports and governments expected to contribute to the firmer growth pace.

Inflation is expected to remain contained, resulting in stability of interest rates. Indeed the cash rate may remain at 1.50 per cent for most of the year. While we have pencilled in a rate hike for December 2018, clearly that is still some way ahead.


ASX 200 Year in Review


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Year in Review; Year Ahead

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Chartpack: Year in Review

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The Big Issues

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James breaks down the key issues for markets and investing in 2018, including US President Donald Trump, inflation, the disconnect between jobs and wages and the housing market.

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