Australian News

NSW real estate group blasts RBA

by AAP
NSW Real Estate Institute accuses RBA of mixed messages on risky lending to investors.

Government, ALP to hold RET talks

by AAP
Government, Labor to deal on renewable energy target, Industry Minister holds target at 20% real.

Inflation rises faster than expected in September quarter

Headline inflation rate sitting at lower end of RBA's annual target range, underlying inflation misses forecasts.

Analysts tip benign inflation

by AAP
Inflation figures due Wednesday are expected to offer good news for borrowers.

World Bank signals commodity price pain

World Bank’s managing director says 'new normal' will create budget issues for Australia.

Mortgage lending still 'sound': Norris

Former CBA boss says local banks will be able to handle a property market shock.

Property market more risky: RBA

by AAP
Deputy governor says new lending rules will not be heavy-handed despite imbalances.

Why are market economists so bullish?

Many economists are bullish on a rate rise, but the RBA board's latest minutes make this look very optimistic.

Abbott eyes China FTA before G20

by AAP
Government is hopeful of securing free trade agreement with China by November's G20 meeting.

Consumer confidence dips: ANZ

by AAP
Weekly ANZ/Roy Morgan survey sees rising house prices giving consumer confidence a boost.

Credit demand jumps in September quarter

by AAP
Business credit growth surges to its strongest level in over a year, new study finds.

Will Australia's economy age gracefully?

Australia’s ageing population will have huge impacts on the make-up of our economy and pose serious challenges for policymakers.

Canberra suspicion over China's new fund

China wants Australia to join an internationally-funded development bank, but questions over the plan are dividing federal cabinet.

Australians should work longer: RBA

Assistant RBA governor says Australians should work later into their lives to aid productivity growth.

AustralianSuper to avoid China for two years

Nation’s largest industry super fund says China will need two years to deflate credit bubble.

Progress seen on China FTA

Two-thirds of free-trade deal now sorted, agreement possible in 2014: report.

Infrastructure key to growth: McCann

Macquarie chairman warns govt that business is waiting on infrastructure to 'pick up the slack'.

NSW topples WA as strongest economy

by AAP
Fading mining boom allows nation's most populous state to trump WA in CommSec study.

Property fears overplayed: Labor

by AAP
Penny Wong says talk of Chinese buyers inflating Aust prices is 'overblown'.

Vic govt cuts 2015 budget forecast

by AAP
Treasurer calls for fairer slice of GST funding as surplus slightly reduced.