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Gareth Hutchens The Australian dollar has plunged to its lowest level since mid-2009, with speculation mounting that interest rates could be cut to historic lows next week.
Gareth Hutchens Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says he is much more concerned about the state of the global economy after his trip to the World Economic Forum.
Gareth Hutchens Business Council of Australia pointed to the legacy of Gough Whitlam to say Australia needs similar types of leadership from its current crop of leaders.
Gareth Hutchens A few years ago conservatives in the United States were hyperventilating about the then-chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, because they believed his radical monetary policies were...
Gareth Hutchens Treasurer Joe Hockey received two bits of good news when he returned from holidays this week, both to do with the jobs market.
Gareth Hutchens The Reserve Bank is more likely to keep interest rates on hold in coming months thanks to signs of improvement in Australia’s labour market, according to economists.
Gareth Hutchens Too much discussion about the public sector remains based on ideology, partisan cant and misperception.
Gareth Hutchens Who would want to be the central bank governor today, with a million critics waiting to pounce on every decision you make?
Gareth Hutchens The fall-off in mining construction in coming years will not lead to a large increase in unemployment, even though resource construction jobs are expected to decline by a massive 60,000, Reserve Bank...
Rick Feneley and Gareth Hutchens Since World War II, Australians have assumed their children would enjoy a better standard of living than they did. That assumption has been correct – until now.
Gareth Hutchens Consumer confidence has now fallen so low that it is back to financial crisis levels.
Gareth Hutchens One of Australia's most watched chief economists believes the Reserve Bank will have to cut the cash rate dramatically in coming months in a bid to pump life into a quickly-deteriorating economy
Gareth Hutchens Australia has an economic growth rate that is still the envy of the developed world, so why does it feel like we are struggling?
Gareth Hutchens and Georgia Wilkins The head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has warned that the corporate regulator will not be able to do its job properly if it does not have access to critical metadata that...
Gareth Hutchens Officials of both genders receptive to moves to change a culture preventing women rising to senior positions.
Gareth Hutchens The Australian Securities and Investments Commission says it is unable to stop banned financial adviser Peter Holt from returning to work once his three-year ban expires.
Gareth Hutchens Australians need to start talking more about the trade-offs we have to make to achieve important economic objectives, Dr Parkinson says.
Gareth Hutchens, Clancy Yeates, Ruth Liew The financial planning industry faces a frantic scramble to comply with federal law changes governing how they deal with customers after a dramatic day in the Senate.
Gareth Hutchens Academics, Labor and Greens senators have warned about a controversial and little-understood clause in the new China-Australia free trade agreement that will allow Chinese corporations to sue the...
Gareth Hutchens Someone handed me a document last week. This document was presented at the G20 Sherpa Meeting in Melbourne in June, which is a closed-door meeting.