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2009 September 09: Invest or Spend Our Way to a Better Future?

The subject of business, money, finance and economic prudence effects us all. Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge” this week looks at whether Federal Government policy requires spending or investment to ensure a brighter economic future for us all. Includes podcast.

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The MASTERPLAN Part 4: Banking, Company Regulation and Limiting the Size of Corporations (with podcast)

Even if those loans which are currently recognized as “toxic” are isolated and bought by the US Government or other institutions or States, there are still so many variables which could cause chaos – the banking system has so much to still be exposed.

…Summary Thoughts With only 25% of the worlds finance coming from banks and the three largest US Banks close to insolvent, the world has to deal with some enormous issues and this will require a united regulatory framework for the future and a limiting of the size of corporations as an international security measure.

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Sydney Property is Selling, but Mostly at the Lower End of the Market

Sales results are slowly starting to trickle in for the year and it seems that the lower end of the market is leading the way. Very few Luxury Homes have sold in the last 7-14 days, although first homebuyers are continuing to take advantage of the $14,000 government grant and the stamp duty concessions.

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The MASTERPLAN Part 1: My “Solution” to the Economic Mess (with podcast)

If I could come up with a solution to the crisis the world is experiencing then surely I would be famous and extremely wealthy. Many would expect me to be showered with praise and receive millions of letters and calls from thankful people. In an ideal world that would be the case but we do not live in an ideal world. As we are now seeing there are so many interest groups who place their goals ahead of that of the common good and getting agreement on any proposal is next to impossible.

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Michael Marquette’s “View From The Bridge”: Australia’s Financial Stimulus

The Australian Federal Government has announced a $42 billion stimulus package just shortly before the Reserve Bank of Australia provided another welcomed boost to the economy by cutting official interest rates by 100 points (1 per cent) to 3.25 per cent.

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: Australian-Interest Rates And The Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by a full 1% (100 basis points) to 3.25%. The question that needs to be asked is why this wasn’t done an entire month ago in January?

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