2012_0907 – Healthy Australia or Dutch Disease

Highlights of this week’s radar include reported tensions between car smash repairers and big insurers (some repairers staged a small protest in Sydney), class actions against banks (NAB because of the GFC losses, and ANZ on fees), ING Direct new Super product and the ABS macro-economic numbers.

The snapshot is a deeper analysis of those ABS numbers, trying to unpick a mixed picture as analysts wonder which way the economy is heading – the worse case scenario being a case of a mysterious “Dutch disease”…

As per usual, the media articles are curated in Pearltrees: http://pear.ly/bCnd9

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