Dreary year ahead for Australia

Scope economic survey

The mid-year Scope BusinessDay economic survey - Australia's longest running - predicts economic growth of just 2.6 per cent in 2016-17.

Global shares lose $2.7t overnight

Global markets were blindsided by the result.

Global stock markets lost about $US2 trillion ($2.7 trillion) in value overnight after Britain voted to leave the European Union, while sterling ...


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The Economy

Economists back Labor cuts

Industry Super economist, Stephen Anthony: Relying more on personal taxes "does not sound efficiency improving”.

If Australia's leading economists were deciding the election they would vote for Labor's cuts to negative gearing.

Climate as important as the deficit

Some economists say making better use of renewable energy is a priority for the future.

Dealing with climate change will be as important a challenge for the next Australian government as dealing with the deficit according to the BusinessDay Economic Survey.

Banking & Finance

Citi and Amex cards can be loaded on to new generation Samsung Galaxy devices.

Samsung Pay takes on Apple

Samsung is hoping its payment system launched in Australia on Wednesday will drive more sales of higher-end phones.

GENERIC superannuation, portfolio, golden egg, nest egg, invest, fund ...

What will happen to super funds now?

Australians managing their superannuation or trying to build a nest egg will be wondering what to do as the full impact of Britains decision to leave the UK pulls down stock markets.  

'Mayhem' as Australians rush to buy pounds

British one pound sterling coins stand in front of a British Union flag, also known as a Union Jack, in this arranged ...

Australian currency shops are experiencing "mayhem" after Britain voted to leave the European Union and the Pound Sterling fell to its lowest point in more than 30 years.

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Architects are now turning to Sydney's west and north-west for development.

Architects turn sights onto apartments

Sydney major architectural firms are turning their sights to Sydney's fast expanding west and north western areas, where an estimated 20,000 apartments have commenced construction over the last year.

Mirvac unveils a "beautiful" office building – 200 George Street.

200 George Street sets a high standard

The opening of Mirvac and AMP Capital's 200 George Street, has shown how far buildings have evolved, from being bland concrete blocks to leading edge environmentally-friendly "wellness" centres.

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