Is housing market going to crash in 2022?

Highlights The year 2021 had been one of the best years for housing markets across the globe. The exorbitant rise in housing prices could be majorly attributed to the unprecedented monetary stimulus given by central banks. Mortgage loan compan...

IMF- emerging economies must prepare for Fed policy tightening

Highlights What happened in 2021 lays a ground for how the market would react amid a pandemic.  According to the IMF, the coming months look challenging for emerging economies, keeping in mind factors like elevated inflation and high publi...

Is Australia staring at stagflation in 2022?

Amid changing headwinds, the inflation forecast for Australia remains convoluted as the country enters another year marked with uncertainty. While inflation anxiety is dominant among some economists, other experts believe that inflationary expectat...

How is Omicron likely to impact Australian property prices?

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant economic distress last year, Australian property prices still managed to rise by 22%, the sharpest rise in three decades. But what should now be expected as the Omicron variant has started to pose anot...

After a disruptive 2021, what are the economic factors to look at in 2022?

Highlights  2021 was the year of economic disruptions. Economic factors like inflation and interest rate changes can play a crucial role in shaping the world economic status in 2022. While there are hopes of recovery, with Omicron cases o...

The Great Resignation: Will it continue in 2022?

Highlights The Labor Department’s latest JOLTS report showed that the number of quits reached 4.5 million in November 2021. Also, job openings were down from 11 million in October to 10.6 million in November. With 6.9 million u...

What does 2022 look like for global housing market?

The housing market witnessed a red hot spell in 2021. The double-digit price rise supported by historically low mortgage rates and inventory shortages in many countries catapulted housing prices way out of the comfort zones of many homebuyers. It ...

2022: A major year for Australia with elections around the corner

Highlights  The 2022 election is expected to shed light on how successfully PM Morrison weathered the COVID-19 storm. Voters are well aware that the pandemic would be a looming threat in the coming years. PM Scott Morrison’s policie...

Why 2022 could be a bumpy ride for Australian economy?

Highlights  Despite buoyant expectations, the Australian economy has to navigate certain challenges in 2022. Rising inflation has triggered stagflation fears, while the timeline for an interest rate hike remains unclear. Significant damag...

Six economic factors to keep an eye on in 2022

Highlights  Experts are slightly less fearful of the potential impact of the pandemic on the economy, even as the new Omicron variant lurks in the background. Savings are expected to steer the economy in the coming year while inflationary ...