The Big Issues of 2018

For the past 16 years, Commsec have produced “The Big Issues” report – which has sought to highlight the issues that are expected to influence the economy over the forthcoming 12 months.

         Now this is no crystal ball gazing exercise. The aim is not just to forecast where certain economic variables are likely to be in a year’s time. Rather the focus has been to highlight trends, issues and ‘bigpicture’ influences that act as threats or opportunities for consumers, investors and businesses alike.

         The real value of economics is when people say ‘so what?’ and relate the commentary and forecasts to their own situation.