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Opinion

Opinion: can the internet turn us into smarter savers?

The internet has been empowering for many consumer decisions, but can it empower the public on retirement investments? Anyone planning an overseas holiday can look at pages that rank hotels, restaurants and travel experiences in order of popularity and customer satisfaction. They can search for the most convenient and cheapest flights, for currency conversions and […]
Unintentional

A low-rent idea: investing in affordable housing

Australia is in the grips of a housing affordability crisis, in desperate need of large investment, while its superannuation funds are overflowing and running short of places to diversify. Making social infrastructure attractive to institutional investors could potentially solve both these problems, as STEPHEN SHORE reports. Housing affordability has deteriorated rapidly since the mid 1990s. […]
Unintentional

A low-rent idea: investing in affordable housing

Australia is in the grips of a housing affordability crisis, in desperate need of large investment, while its superannuation funds are overflowing and running short of places to diversify. Making social infrastructure attractive to institutional investors could potentially solve both these problems, as STEPHEN SHORE reports. Housing affordability has deteriorated rapidly since the mid 1990s. […]