SQM: House price boom won’t save economy

In an interview with CNBC, SQM Research’s managing director, Louis Christopher, claims that Australia’s authorities are hoping the rise in Australian dwelling values will feed through to greater confidence in the economy.

However, Christopher has “serious questions” about that view because the housing recovery is not creating more jobs. Instead, unemployment is set to rise, driven largely by the crash in dwelling approvals.

Louis Christopher is 100% right of course. And these exact points have been made in MB’s Christmas Member’s Report, released today.

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