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Will politicians damage the property market?

Will politicians damage the property market?

Will politicians damage the property market? May 20, 2013 Click to Enlarge + Australia’s economy should be the envy of the western world. Where many western nations are plunging in and out of recession, our economic growth is only slightly below trend and unemployment is relatively low. And with inflation seemingly tamed the Reserve Bank is comfortable with a cash rate at a generational low of just 2.75 per cent...

Richard Wakelin talks to Financial Review TV

Richard Wakelin talks to Financial Review TV

Following a strong property market last weekend, including a 70% auction clearance rate, Richard Wakelin spoke to Rebecca Thistleton of TV.AFR.COM (The Australian Financial Review TV channel) on the state and outlook for the Melbourne market. Click here to view.

Discover Opera with Monique and Victorian Opera's Richard Mills

Discover Opera with Monique and Victorian Opera's Richard Mills

Today I had the honour and pleasure to host a luncheon for Victorian Opera's corporate supporters that previewed the thrilling 2013 season. The gathering was wowed by heart-rendering tasters from the season's program by three beautiful and angelic-voiced performers - Tess Duddy, Chrissy O'Neil and Nick Dinopoulos - accompanied on a grand piano by Richard Mills, VO's artistic director, who also provided a concise but comprehensive overview about the music and their respective oper...

Monique: Asia-based buyers will not dictate Melbourne property market

Monique: Asia-based buyers will not dictate Melbourne property market

We are, by many accounts, living in the Asian Century; a time when the nations of the world’s largest continent, led by China, will dominate the global economic, social and cultural landscape.  In light of the enormous strides since just the turn of the Millennium by the likes of China, South Korea and India, and the rise of brands like Samsung and Lenovo, it’s not a forecast I wish to contest (although forgive me if I don’t extrapolate too much from the success of Gangnam Style!) From ...

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