Incomes to be weak for years: IMF

Original article by John Kehoe
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 4 : 26-Feb-19

The International Monetary Fund expects the Australian economy to grow by just 2.6 per cent in 2020, compared with the federal government’s forecast of three per cent growth. The IMF’s forecasts also show that growth in real incomes will average 0.3 per cent annually over the next six years, when adjusted for inflation. This compares with a long-term average of 1.8 per cent since the 1960s. Industry Super Australia’s chief economist Stephen Anthony says the IMF’s forecasts demonstrate the need for both sides of politics to put economic reform on their policy agenda.

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