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THINK Australia: What can we infer from global interest rate trends?


In our latest research report, Harry Tan (Head of Research, Asia-Pacific) and Juan Manas (Senior Analyst) discuss what global interest rate trends could mean for the Australian real estate market.

A ‘low for long’ global monetary landscape is likely to overshadow the real asset markets for some time to come. Even while the current debate over future Fed policy intensifies, subdued growth and consumer price inflation outlook will likely keep monetary policy very conducive across many other monetary jurisdictions. The global ‘hunt for yield’ in turn works in favour of core institutional investors looking to invest into stabilised income-recurring properties. Highly liquid, transparent and fundamentally strong markets, such as Sydney and Melbourne, will continue to benefit from strong capital market interest, with both income and re-pricing helping to drive relatively strong medium-term total returns.


THINK: Australia Interest Rates 

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Harry Tan

Harry Tan

Head of Research, Asia Pacific

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