Australian News

Weekend Economist: The RBA's waiting game

0 Comments
A sinking dollar may allow the RBA to sit on rates for the rest of 2015, but if household expenditure falters, the bank's response could surprise.

Deficit at risk of $101bn blowout

0 Comments
Senate blockades could add $101 billion to federal deficits over the next decade, according to new figures.

The Week Ahead

0 Comments
A flurry of economic data, including economic growth figures, will take centre stage locally while key releases are also scheduled in the US and China.

Picks of the Week

0 Comments
In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler tackles investment hurdle rates, Gottliebsen warns of a housing shortage and Bartholomeusz analyses Forrest's iron ore proposal.

How to engineer Australia's economy for the future

0 Comments
The idea that the market is oversupplied with STEM graduates vastly underestimates the types of jobs needed to secure Australia's prosperous future.

China 'divides and conquers' with FTAs: US

0 Comments
US congressional report says China is using free trade agreements to assert foreign policy aggression in Asia Pacific.

Vetoes to add $101bn to deficit

0 Comments
Parliamentary Budget Office forecasts show impact of Senate blocking on bottom line.

Property investment is sucking the life out of the economy

0 Comments
Surging investor activity is a reminder of the Australian tendency to prioritise short-term gains over productivity growth -- and it's hurting the economy.

RBA unlikely to cut rates next week

by AAP
0 Comments
Economists, financial markets believe Reserve Bank will keep rates steady in June.

The Coalition's welfare reforms miss the mark

0 Comments
The Abbott Government should put more emphasis on creating new jobs rather than cutting off payments to those who can’t find one.

The recession we don't have to have

0 Comments
Neither business nor the government is offering a positive growth narrative for the Australian market. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Yes, a million in super is plenty

0 Comments
Super experts claim that in the current low interest rate environment $1m in superannuation isn't enough but their argument has many flaws.

Aust may need to weaken dollar: Bernanke

0 Comments
Former US Fed chair says nation may need to act on stubbornly high dollar, backs lending approach.

Ratings agencies raise concerns over Tas budget

by AAP
0 Comments
Moody's questions budget outlays, S&P says goals expected to be 'somewhat challenging'.

Slower China growth desirable: Bernanke

by AAP
0 Comments
Former Federal Reserve chairman says China unlikely to have a hard landing.

Iron ore drop cuts Rinehart fortune

0 Comments
Mining magnate tops BRW Rich List for fifth year but wealth falls $6bn on price slump.

Tasmania plans surplus in two years

by AAP
0 Comments
Tasmanian budget says growing GST revenue puts it on track for surplus in 2016-17.

The holes in the economy just got bigger

0 Comments
The unprecedented collapse in mining and non-mining investment suggests a very gloomy outlook for the economy, and it's not clear what will fill the gap.

Capex slumps in March quarter

0 Comments
New private capital expenditure falls more than expected in 'terrible' result.

Aust competitiveness slipping: study

0 Comments
Nation drops another place on global competitiveness index, clings to spot in top 20.

Pages