Sluggish investment could hint at a structural economic shift

Low interest rates and a weaker Australian dollar should boost non-mining investment, but there may be other barriers that will weigh on investment growth.

Compared with previous cycles, non-mining business investment has underperformed, tracking well below investment downturns in the 1980s and 1990s. With considerable uncertainty clouding the investment outlook one thing is clear: investment needs to get a move on or interest rate cuts are imminent.

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