Econosights – financial literacy gender gap

More than one third of adults in Australia are financially illiterate, with opportunities for improvement. There is also a gender gap in financial literacy in Australia. Women tend to have lower financial literacy than men. In Australia, the gender gap is larger compared to our global peers.

Econosights – Australian household wealth

Australia ranked as having one of the lowest rates of disposable income growth per capita amongst OECD countries in mid-2023. Deputy Chief Economist, Diana Mousina examines the implications of these and what Australians may expect.

Oliver’s insights – Australian dollar

Five reasons to expect the Australian dollar to rise into next year: it’s undervalued; short term interest rate differentials look likely to shift in favour of Australia; sentiment towards the $A is negative; commodities still look to have entered a new super cycle; and Australia has a solid current account surplus.

Econosights – Australia’s high population growth

There has been a lot of focus on the record high level of Australia’s population growth in 2023 from the boom in immigration. We look at the impact of high population growth on the economy in this Econosights.

Econosights – how much more excess savings do consumers have

This edition of Econosights looks at how much longer households can draw down on savings and what the outlook is for consumer spending.

Simplifying Investing Podcast

Episode #79: Addressing Australians’ financial literacy and the gender literacy gap. While Australia remains one of the richest nations in the world, a new Econosights report from AMP’s Deputy Chief Economist, Diana Mousina highlights the need to improve financial literacy standards. This episode can be found on your favourite streaming platform, including Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple podcasts. Read more here: Important information: This podcast is general in nature and hasn’t taken your circumstances into …

Oliver’s insights – seven key charts

Seven key charts worth keeping an eye on remain: global business conditions PMIs; inflation and our Inflation Indicators; unemployment and underemployment; inflation expectations; earnings revisions; the gap between earnings yields and bond yields; and the US dollar.

Econosights – inflation trends

The anticipated fall in inflation is occurring across the advanced world, thanks to a decline in commodity prices and slowing in goods inflation. But, sticky services inflation is keeping the overall rate of inflation elevated and well above central bank inflation targets.

Oliver’s insights – house price outlook

Australian home prices rose again in April & along with other indicators suggest the home price downturn is over, but we must now watch rates and unemployment

Econosights – how important is the banking sector to the economy?

In this Econosights we look at the role of the banking sector in an economy and how the recent developments risk a further negative flow-on impact to the rest of the economy.