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Put unused and 'lazy' land to work to ease the affordable housing crisis

Sep 09, 2018 20:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Greater Melbourne officially became home to 5 million people last month thats almost 90% of the states population. This growth is fuelling the citys affordable housing crisis. According to the amended Planning and...

Four reasons to consider co-housing and housing cooperatives for alternative living

Aug 21, 2018 17:04 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

As lifestyles in the UK have become more stressful and pressurised, people have started to look at alternative ways to live. Some are now seeking out more of a community feel to their home lives, exploring the option of...

Cuba: private home ownership recognised for first time since the revolution

Aug 01, 2018 14:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Real Estate

As one of the few remaining societies with a state-led Communist economy, Cubas housing has taken a distinctive social and economic path since the 1959 revolution. However, in July, the National Assembly of Cuba approved a...

Migrants are still buying into the dream of home ownership, but it's becoming more elusive

Jul 24, 2018 16:22 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Recent Australian migrants are buying into the Great Australian Dream of home ownership. But rates of home ownership among recent migrants are falling, as they are among all Australians. Unless we build enough housing to...

Gardening improves the health of social housing residents and provides a sense of purpose

Jul 24, 2018 15:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction, improved mood, accelerated healing, attention restoration, productivity and heightened imagination and...

The new national housing agreement won't achieve its goals without enough funding

Jul 17, 2018 14:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

This month, yet another policy agreement on housing between the Commonwealth and state and territory governments came into effect. The National Housing and Homelessness Agreement is the latest version of a 73-year-long...

Canada's housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women

Jul 09, 2018 23:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Canadian cities are in the throes of an unprecedented housing crisis. Lax housing policies and lending practices, along with a previously non-existent national housing strategy have converged, contributing to record-level...

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Economy

USD/THB likely to trade in range of 32.5-33.0 at present, following a broader market tone: Scotiabank

The USD/THB is expected to trade in a range of 32.5-33.0 at present, following a broader market tone. Further the THB exchange rate will continue running a tight correlation with the DXY Index, according to the latest...

Australia 10-year bond yield hits 5-week high tracking sell-off in U.S. Treasuries

Australian government bonds slumped across the curve during Asian session Tuesday after the U.S. 10-year Treasuries yield surged to a near 4-month high on expectations of the Federal Reserve policy tightening. The yield...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Crypto prices remain range-bound, Binance to launch crypto-fiat trading platform in Singapore, Gemini announces Litecoin support from October 13 – Monday, September 17th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded in a tight range during late European session Monday, tracking a mixed bag of news over the past few days. While, Googles removal of three major cryptocurrency wallets from its Playstore and...

German bunds suffer after Eurozone August CPI meets estimates; ECB President Draghi’s speech eyed

The German bunds suffered on the first trading day of the week Monday after eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of August, met market expectations. Investors will now be eyeing the European Central Banks...

Singapore August NODX better than market expectations; likely to moderate through rest of 2018: OCBC Bank

Singapores non-oil domestic exports (NODX) came in better than market expectations during the month of August at 5.0 percent y/y (0.4 percent m/m sa), albeit witnessing a significant slowdown from Julys revised 11.0...

Politics

How passports evolved to help governments regulate your movement

The Trump administration is denying passports to U.S. citizens who live in Texas near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to news reports. The administration is accusing applicants of having inadequate documentation of...

Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

Wading into a political debate online can be a minefield. Search any comment section or thread on a social media site, and youre likely to come across some pretty strong views. But thats not necessarily just the nature of...

National accounts show past performance no guarantee of future results

Wednesdays GDP figures were good. Growth was up 0.9% in the June quarter and 3.4% over the past 12 months. As they say in baseball: You cant boo a home run. But you can ask how likely the batter is to do it next time....

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on changing the pension age, women in parliament and the au pair saga

Michelle Grattan talks to University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini about the week in politics, including Prime Minister Scott Morrisons pilgrimage to the town of Albury, and his decision to...

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Liberals' leadership spill and the controversy around au pair visas

Malcolm Turnbull gives a final press conference as prime minister, after he was brought down by conservative forces within his party. AAP/Mick Tsikas Michelle Grattan talks with University of Canberra Deputy...

Science

Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

Astronomers are engaged in a lively debate over plans to rename one of the laws of physics. It emerged overnight in Vienna at the 30th Meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in Vienna, where members of...

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when its happy or miserable, dont you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions even if scientists cant directly measure what they are...

How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills

Hydrogen could become a significant part of Australias energy landscape within the coming decade, competing with both natural gas and batteries, according to a new CSIRO roadmap for the industry. Hydrogen gas is a...

Curious Kids: how does gravity pull things down to Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children of all ages. The Conversation is asking young people to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find details on how to enter...

Five reasons to forget Mars for now and return to the moon

Hopes of colonising Mars rest on the premise that we could terraform the red planet, making it habitable for humans with a breathable atmosphere and clement temperatures. However, a recent study cast doubt on the idea,...

Technology

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date, Features: Rockstar Gives Players a Sneak Peek at the Game's World

With Red Dead Redemption 2 almost a month away from gracing consoles, the anticipation for Rockstar Games western action-adventure game has been steadily building. It seems that Rockstar is leaning heavily towards the...

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features: These Crazy Mods Lengthen the Lifespan of RPG Brawler

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 may be three years old already but fans dedicated to creating additional content for Bandai Namcos fighting roleplaying game are still finding fresh ways to make it a treat for all the other...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Trailer, Characters: Upcoming Trailer Is 40 Minutes Long?

Last week, Square Enix released another Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, which features the world of Big Hero 6. While the teaser clip shows some gameplay and cut-scenes, fans of the franchise are voracious as ever to feast their...

iPhone XS Max, XS News & Update: Priciest iPhones Yet with Plenty of Drawbacks

The iPhone XS Max, XS models were recently unveiled, and reviewers and publications are already tearing into the gadgets with extreme hunger. As such, plenty of drawbacks were found on the devices, alongside some great...

‘Pokemon GO’ News: Players Given Real Power, PokeStops Nominations Up for Grabs

Pokemon GO has been something of an enigma in the video game industry for some time now, particularly with regards to how it is still so popular. One reason could be the polish that the developers had thrown into it and...
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