Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory & buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

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"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

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Monday, 24 August 2015

Port Kembla

Potentially huge news - and dreadful news for the NSW south coast - reports The Australian:

"BlueScope Steel says 5000 direct and indirect jobs are at risk as it considers shutting down its Port Kembla steelworks, with $200 million in cost savings needed to be found in a three-month review.
Despite profit growth from the steel business over the full year, BlueScope managing director Paul O’Malley said the steelworks is unable to compete with a growing oversupply of steel from China without the savings, which he says will probably require government assistance to achieve.
He also said BlueScope, which closed down one of its two Port Kembla blast furnaces in 2012 with 1000 job losses to abandon exports, is being hit by weak domestic demand and needed to export more, which it was not set up to do competitively."