JIM POWER: It’s been a decent year, given the broader context

As we move into the final two weeks of 2018, the contrasting fortunes of the domestic economy and international developments are continuing to become starker.

This has been an obvious theme in the second half of 2018 and looks set to carry forward to 2019.

On the international front, a gradual softening of global economic activity continues to become more apparent.

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