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Property markets trending sideways
Monday, May 6

Anotherquarter and there is still no clear direction to property markets. The populationis growing at 1.7% per annum and...


Property to come back as mining slows
Thursday, October 18

(clickthrough not working? cut and paste this in your browser http://www.costweb.com.au/news/?story=194 ) By the time in...


Putting the BHP cutbacks in context
Thursday, August 23

The mining boom isn’t over. Yesterday’s announcement by BHP that $50bn of future resources investment had been cance...


Where to next for construction costs?
Monday, August 13

Australian construction costs are unlikely to increase strongly for several years. Weaker construction markets, falling...


What comes after the resources boom?
Thursday, July 26

What comes after the resources boom? Forecasters have predicted the end of the resources boom in 2014. Are they correct?...


Construction Cost Outlook 2012-13
Wednesday, January 11

If there are no natural disasters, a gradual improvement in Australian construction markets is likely during 2012. This...


Friday's sharemarket tumble and its impact on construction.
Monday, August 8

Last week’s sharemarket collapse shed $4 trillion from global shares and $80bn from Australian shares. Since the Austr...


Better times coming for construction
Wednesday, April 20

With the prospect of five whole days off for the Easter break I detect a spring in the step of many of my colleagues. Pe...


A Briefing on the Carbon Tax
Friday, April 1

The government plans to introduce the carbon tax in July 2012, yet in a recent poll only 28% of respondents claimed to u...


Migration slows but tourists still arriving
Friday, February 11

Population growth is slowing and overseas migration is falling but despite the high Australian dollar tourist numbers ar...



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