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Older and poorer: Retirement Income Review can't ignore the changing role of home

Feb 26, 2020 07:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

The assumption that retired people have minimal housing costs underpins the settings of our retirement incomes system. But the real state of housing for older Australians today makes it critical for the Retirement Incomes...

No need to give up on crowded cities – we can make density so much better

Feb 19, 2020 04:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Real Estate

The idea that we should decentralise our population has come up many times in Australia. Recently, the National Farmers Federation president pushed the notion, calling for a shift to the regions. And the premise is this:...

As big cities get even bigger, some residents are being left behind

Feb 09, 2020 23:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

The concentration of growth in major cities, driven by the knowledge economy and the changing nature of work, may also increase their social inequality. Our research looked at cities in the US and Australia. We compared...

Housing crisis? What crisis? How politicians talk about housing and why it matters

Feb 03, 2020 12:18 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Politicians in many countries around the world claim to be experiencing a housing crisis. But how do they define it, who is affected, and what is the cause? These are critical questions. Exploring them can help us...

Affordable housing proves life-changing for the urban poor – but poses unexpected risks for women

Oct 20, 2019 10:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

South Africa is known around the world for its significant housing programme, and India has made substantial efforts to develop its cities. Providing free or affordable housing brings obvious benefits to residents who have...

Shh! Don't mention the public housing shortage. But no serious action on homelessness can ignore it

Oct 12, 2019 08:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Today, October 10, is World Homeless Day. Next week the Council to Homeless Persons will convene the Victorian Homelessness Conference to discuss options for ending homelessness. On the program are presentations and...

Looking to rent a home? 6 things that will help or hinder you

Oct 09, 2019 11:25 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Two-thirds of tenants in Australia rent through a real estate agent. A national shortage of private rental housing forces these tenants to impress the real estate agent to secure a property their application needs to...

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Economy

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

UK gilts gain ahead of BoE MPC members’ speeches

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Bank of Englands (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), all due to be delivered through this week, for...

German bunds mixed ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, February employment report

The German bunds remained mixed during afternoon session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) Governor Christine Lagardes speech, due to be delivered today by 13:30GMT and the countrys employment report for...

Politics

Twitter users believe Ivanka Trump might have photoshopped Taj Mahal photo to make her waist appear smaller

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were members of President Donald Trumps entourage during his first official visit to India. Like any other visitor to the exotic country, the White House senior political adviser did not pass...

Donald Trump health shocker: White House physician claims Joe Biden has dementia, POTUS is in ‘good health’

A White House physician recently weighed in on Donald Trumps health while dishing Joe Biden. Last week, Biden made headlines after he seemingly confused his late sons position and the POTUSs son, Don Jr. immediately...

Melania Trump struggles to plant a tree in stilettos, Donald Trump looks ‘clueless’

Donald Trump and Melania Trump were recently humiliated after they were photographed attempting to plant a tree in India. In the clip, the FLOTUS is wearing sky-high heels while trying to use a shovel. The POTUS is...

US President Donald Trump sues New York Times for op-ed piece regarding relations to Russia

President Donald Trump is someone who demands absolute loyalty, or someone who agrees with him all the time. Recently, the President announced that they were going to sue the New York Times for libel on the opinion piece...

US President Donald Trump, administration officials to attend CPAC over the weekend

Many have criticized President Donald Trumps efforts in handling the global pandemic that was the coronavirus. Now, it was announced that members of the cabinet and Trump administration are to attend the annual...

Science

Asteroids: Expert warns of another Chelyabinsk asteroid could approach unnoticed

Back in 2013, the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia experienced an asteroid collision, injuring over a thousand people. According to an expert, such an asteroid collision may happen again as some asteroids can slip past the...

Archaeologists discover wall of human bones and skulls in Belgium cathedral

If history has shown us anything, it is that religious buildings or establishments related to a certain faith can be very haunting. A group of archaeologists found a haunting part of a certain cathedral in Belgium, made up...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

Technology

Poco India GM confirms Android 11 update for Poco X2

The Poco brand has had a busy 2020 so far following the announcement of its independence from Xiaomi (in India, at least) and the launch of its comeback device. However, it was not the Poco F2 that fans around the world...

‘NBA 2K21’ is a very possible launch title for Xbox Series X

Sports simulations are some of the best types of video games to demonstrate the power of a console, especially if it is a highly anticipated next-generation rig, such as the Xbox Series X. The console is confirmed to be...

‘eFootball PES 2021’ cover should feature Cristiano Ronaldo, per online poll

In a few months, football and video game fans around the world are likely getting an update about eFootball PES 2021, including the early teasers for the sims next iteration. Meanwhile, fans have already made their...

‘The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm’ DLC goes live on March 10 for PS4 and Xbox One

The year-long events for The Elder Scrolls Online under the series The Dark Heart of Skyrim has started this week with the release of the Harrowstorm DLC. However, the new gameplay pack is only available on PC and Mac...
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