Colin Twiggs suggests that a weak US Dollar, and rising geo-political tensions over North Korea / China, are bullish for gold which surged through a months-old resistance level at $1300/ounce.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) seems to expect both employment and consumer spending to continue their recent growth rates. Is this realistic???
The RBA released its August Statement on Monetary Policy. The most important aspects of the Statements are the Bank’s growth, inflation and unemployment forecasts.
The forecasts are predicated on two key assumptions. Firstly that the exchange rate will remain unchanged from the current spot level throughout the forecast period (out to December 2019), and secondly that interest rates will broadly follow market pricing.
The Reserve Bank expects recently-strong employment growth to persist into 2018, with the unemployment rate expected to fall to 5.4% by the end of 2019. It also suggests that “wage growth is expected to pick up gradually over the next few years”. However other countries with full employment, including the US, are not seeing wage growth. Add to this the prospect in Australia, of a softening of the rampant housing-price increases in NSW and Victoria, consumer spending may be less likely to grow as much as the RBA is forecasting.
Steve was recently invited to present to a regular weekly class at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation. The Centre coaches successful researchers to assist them to commercialise their most innovative research and use it to seed a rapid-growth enterprise.
The presentations provided tips on Engaging with New Customers and on Pitching to early-stage Investors, including Angel Investors like the Perth Angels in which Steve is a member of the Board and actively involved in screening new proposals for investment.
We look forward to assisting clients to resolve intellectual-property disputes.
U.S. employers are churning out jobs unabated as the economic expansion enters its ninth year, but the inability to generate more robust wage growth represents a missing piece in a largely complete labor recovery.
U.S. employers added a seasonally adjusted 222,000 jobs in June, the Labor Department said Friday, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4% with more people actively looking for work.
The U.S. has added jobs every month since October 2010, a record 81-month stretch that has absorbed roughly 16 million workers and slowly repaired much of the damage from the 2007-09 recession. The unemployment rate touched a 16-year low in May and the number of job openings hit a record earlier this year…..
Lieblich & Associates has been selected for inclusion on the register of accredited mediation service providers to be established by Australian-Government Agency: IP Australia, to resolve intellectual-property disputes, as part of its Mediation Referral Service.
Australian Government Agency, IP Australia will be establishing a domestic intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service where IP right holders will be able to access mediation as a low cost and effective alternative to resolving IP related disputes.
The service will:
- promote a mediation referral service as an alternative to the resolution of intellectual-property disputes
- assist parties in the selection of private sector mediators only from a panel of qualified and accredited individuals or providers
- enhance IP Australia’s role in providing information and support services in relation to IP disputes
- encourage visibility of mediation services available for Australian IP applicants and owners.
IP Australia provides a guide to resolving a dispute over infringement of intellectual property (IP) rights, including a suggestion that an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) professional can act as a mediator between the parties involved.
Lieblich & Associates will be included in the published list of accredited mediation service providers. We look forward to helping YOU resolve your disputes.
Everyone seems to be getting excited about the recent little bump up in iron ore prices.
Take a look at these graphs, from Macrobusiness, and …where do you think iron ore prices are heading?
We look forward to your comments or suggestions….