Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced economists. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
Eurozone inflation is expected to stay well below the ECB's target into 2016, but the bank will be waiting for firmer forecasts and eyeing bank stress tests as it weighs up the pros, cons and possible timing of unconventional policy.
It will be impossible for Australia to maintain its growth rate with the working-age population dwindling. Japan’s experience offers a worrying preview of the impact an ageing population has on an economy.
Joe Hockey has described SPC Ardmona as a “union shop” in rejecting its bid for funding. The Government is clearly angling for a review of industrial relations. So how do Australians compare with workers elsewhere?
The construction and food industries are undergoing a revolution in labour practices for their survival. If the government wants to keep power it will ensure Toyota does the same – but stays in Australia.
In recent years, businesses increasingly outsourced products and services to combat the rising Australian dollar. With the currency now falling, and inflation rising, that logic is coming back to bite.