By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 18 2014

Key points

  • Australia faces three key structural challenges: the end of the commodity price boom is leading to slower growth in national income; this is putting pressure on the budget; & it’s all occurring when productivity growth has slowed.
  • To get growth in economic activity and in material living standards back onto a strong sustainable path will require more serious economic reform, including getting the budget under control, tax reform, more privatisation, more infrastructure spending and reduced regulation.
  • This will likely be necessary to ensure strong sustained performances from Australian asset classes.

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