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Federal Budget 2021-22

Australia’s incredible economic rebound has helped the government project a smaller deficit for 2020-21 of $161.0 billion. This is substantially smaller than expected just a few months ago. For 2021-22, it is expected to be $106.7 billion.


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Interest Rate Outlook

The Reserve Bank (RBA) has reiterated that it will not increase the cash rate until actual inflation is sustainably within the 2 to 3% per annum target range. It does not expect this to happen until 2024 at the earliest. Low official rates are here for quite a while.

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Data Snapshot

Data Snapshot provides a brief summary of key Australian economic data and assesses the implications of the data for the economy and financial markets. The report is published on the day of the key data releases by our economics department. Browse the Data Snapshot by month.

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Weekly Economic Outlook

The Weekly Economic Outlook provides key insights into the key economic and financial market developments each week. It includes our latest forecasts on interest rates, FX and the Australian economy.

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Guides for your business

We want your business to thrive. We understand that you need to invest time in planning your operations and determining your vision. This will help you decide where you want to take your business it in the short, medium and long term as well as how to get the most out of the resources you have.

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Advantage Package

A step by step guide on how the St.George Advantage Package can deliver great results for your clients.

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