Australian press: IMF economists to focus on risks posed by surging house prices

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News
  • The IMF is scheduled to conduct its annual Article IV consultation on the Australian economy in November
  • Financial stability and the housing market are expected to be key issues analysed
  • IMF economists visited in October 2012 and concluded that house prices were a point of vulnerability for Australia
  • They said that the prospect of a sharp fall in the prices of homes or commercial real estate was low, but if it eventuated there would be a medium impact on the Australian economy

More at the Australian Financial Review (gated): IMF turns spotlight on Australia’s housing market

Better to cover your bases, I suppose…