Australian News

The Week Ahead

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A tidal wave of local data will swamp economists this week, while Fed watchers will be keeping a keen eye on US employment data.

Picks of the Week

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In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler reveals two market mysteries, Gottliebsen tackles trust issues in politics and Bartholomeusz zooms in on the Fed.

China FTA won't be revisited: Robb

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Trade Minister says re-opening any part of agreement could make deal 'disappear'.

Time being lost on China FTA: business

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Australia China Business Council says rivals could swoop if deal not adopted at first opportunity.

Moody's cuts G20 growth forecast

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Global ratings agency says China's slowdown, weak commodity prices will hamper 2016 growth.

Our best defence against a Chinese slowdown

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We need economic policies to help weather the headwinds coming from China – and fast.

A dismal earnings season signals the need for a circuit breaker

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In the wake of a gut-wrenching earnings season and a roller-coaster ride on the market, it's time the government unleashed a wave of infrastructure investment to reignite confidence.

ASIC in $200m shift to user-pays

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Radical restructure to shift bulk of regulator's funding from government to private industry.

Don't kill China FTA: Hawke

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Bob Hawke warns Labor, unions not to oppose the China-Australia free trade pact.

Budget pain if cuts too quick: Hockey

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Treasurer responds to Parkinson, says cuts worth $50bn already made.

Australia's economic transition is completely off track

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Fresh capex numbers reveal that our economic rebalancing is not proceeding according to plan and that we could be heading for our first recession in almost a quarter century.

Capex slumps in June quarter

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New private capital expenditure declines 4% in quarter, as slide outpaces analyst forecasts.

National reform can start when politicians stop breaking promises

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In another broken promise, Tony Abbott has gone back on his pledge to protect small businesses. How can we have national reform if we can't even trust our politicians?

The ugly truth about Australia's economy

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Australia has become a complacent economy in dire need of serious reform, but political short-termism is holding us back.

Aust mortgage delinquency rate falls

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Report reveals worst performing postcodes for timely home loan repayments.

Urgent reform needed: Parkinson

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Former Treasury secretary says living standards could halve, fiscal and productivity reform needed in tandem.

Volatility not over: Hockey

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Treasurer warns investors not to get too comfortable, says Australia in good position.

The construction sector's mixed signals

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While an increase in private engineering construction was a pleasant surprise, the fall in public construction has created some risks.

Construction work rebounds in June qtr

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ABS data shows construction work rises in June quarter, beating analyst forecasts.

RBA's Stevens hits out at short-termism

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Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says reform should focus on growing the economic pie.

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