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22 November 2017

Is Australia’s economy “built on shaky foundations” that are “about to collapse”?
Key points - The Chinese economy is not about to collapse and isn't likely to be at "peak commodity demand". - The failure of the Australian economy to crash after the end of the commodity price boom and mining investment boom early this decade highlights that it's a lot more diversified than many give it credit. - The housing boom in Sydney and Melbourne has not been built on the China boom – in fact it has had more to do with strong population growth and the end of the mining boom. - And we don't just make good "flat whites" – why does Chai tea brewed with soy never get a mention? Introduction I don't normally comment directly on articles by others but an article by Matt Bar
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Oliver's Insights is a regular update from Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital.

In Oliver's Insights, Dr Shane Oliver explores the latest issues regarding financial markets and the economy.

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Dr Shane Oliver joined AMP in 1984 as a research officer and in 1994 became AMP's Chief Economist. He now plays a major role in determining AMP Capital's investment strategy and asset allocation. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis to the asset class portfolio managers. As chief economist, he maintains a media profile for AMP Capital on economic and investment market issues.

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