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US housing starts experience April recovery

by • 19 May 2008
Housing starts in the US rose more than expected during April to reach a seasonally-adjusted 1,032,000, the US...READ MORE
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Aggregation groups braced for consolidation

by • 19 May 2008
The aggregation sector is geared for consolidation as sweeping changes to broker remuneration and cost pressures... READ MORE
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Four capital cities report negative growth in April

by • 19 May 2008
Four of the country’s capital city housing markets experienced negative growth in April, Residex revealed on... READ MORE
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Residential property listings up 74 per cent

by • 19 May 2008
The number of houses listed for sale surged over the last twelve months in a sign that more Australians are feeling... READ MORE
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Citibank reopens frozen credit markets

by • 16 May 2008
Citibank confirmed today that it had reopened Australian securitisation markets with a $500 million Class A note RMBS... READ MORE
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Budget may slow investor activity

by • 16 May 2008
Tax cuts announced in the Federal budget this week could slow investor activity and worsen the plight for renters, RP... READ MORE
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Upward swing to UK inflation

by • 15 May 2008
The rate of inflation rose in the UK in April to three per cent – the highest rate in five years and well above... READ MORE
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Freddie Mac losses ?an improvement?

by • 15 May 2008
US government-sponsored Freddie Mac reported a net loss of $151 million for the first quarter of 2008 overnight... READ MORE
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RMBS arrears rise, further losses expected

by • 15 May 2008
Arrears on prime residential mortgages rose in January this year to 1.24 per cent from 1.09 per cent in December 2007,... READ MORE
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Significant reduction to Virgin Money mortgage origination

by • 14 May 2008
Increased funding costs and a reduction in available credit saw Virgin Money scale back on residential mortgage... READ MORE
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Budget won?t rid economy of inflationary pressures

by • 14 May 2008
The Rudd Government’s budget delivered overnight is not expected to completely dampen inflationary pressures in... READ MORE
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Budget brings First Home Savers Accounts to life

by • 14 May 2008

The Federal budget delivered last night included several measures to combat housing affordability.

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HSBC satisfied with Q1 results

by • 13 May 2008

HSBC has announced it made a strong start to the year despite turbulence in global financial markets.

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Westpac and St George agree on key merger terms

by • 13 May 2008
Westpac and St George this morning announced they had agreed on key terms for a proposed merger of the two... READ MORE
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PMI Australia reports healthy first quarter earnings

by • 13 May 2008
PMI Australia is performing well despite overall losses tabled by US parent PMI Group, first quarter results released... READ MORE

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