Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

G20 agrees on global growth boost

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Gareth Hutchens, Glenda Kwek The G20 has agreed to develop "ambitious but realistic policies" to lift global growth by more than 2 per cent over the next five years, while pledging to better co-ordinate central bank decisions...

G20 talks to come on growth, jobs: Hockey

Gareth Hutchens Finance ministers and central bankers from across the world are trying to nut out a plan to raise global growth and drive job creation.

Hockey unwilling to offer growth target

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Glenda Kwek, Gareth Hutchens Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has refused to name a target for Australian economic growth despite calling on other Group of 20 nations to agree to an ambitious growth agenda.

OECD warns of new era of low economic growth globally

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Gareth Hutchens, Peter Martin Slowdown in productivity and risk of unemployment threatens to usher in new era of low economic growth,

Reserve Bank's Christopher Kent says profits going offshore might be skewing data

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Gareth Hutchens It is difficult to know whether the high Australian dollar has been reflecting economic fundamentals.

Canberra's fingers in too many pies, experts say

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Gareth Hutchens Tony Abbott set up a National Commission of Audit to see where taxpayer dollars are spent.

Manufacturing

SPC Ardmona rescue: Economists rule out support but concerned about manufacturing

SPC

Gareth Hutchens Top economists say the federal government is right to make local manufacturers fend for themselves, but it also needs to think strategically about the country's chance to become a home for high-end...

Economy

Commission of Audit to delay report

Gareth Hutchens The Abbott government’s Commission of Audit says it needs to delay its report and federal treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to extend its deadline.

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Wealth

Richest 85 boast same wealth as half the world

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Gareth Hutchens Eighty-five people control the same amount of wealth as half the world's population.

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ASIC pursues justice but lacks fairness

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Gareth Hutchens Economic textbooks rarely talk about power. When they do, it is discussed in terms of market power, as if that's the only kind of power that exists.

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Privatisation doesn't always lead to public good

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Gareth Hutchens You can bet we'll be hearing a lot more about privatisation in the next few months.

Opinion

Proposed $6 GP fee would hurt the poorest

Gareth Hutchens Would you mind paying a small fee to visit your GP? There are good economic reasons why the idea is being considered, even if you don't like the sound of it.

Boxing Day sales: It's picnic time for shopaholics - you're sure of a big discount

Boxing Day

Gareth Hutchens Going to the Boxing Day sales? Spare a thought for the country's retail workers.

Retail

No GST on overseas online shopping this Christmas

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Gareth Hutchens State and federal treasurers agree that the GST-free threshold on goods bought online from overseas retailers must be lowered - but it won't happen just yet.

Funds

We wanted the $8.8b, RBA chief says

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Gareth Hutchens Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has admitted that the controversial $8.8b grant from Joe Hockey was a figure suggested by the central bank.

Resreve Bank governor Glenn Stevens not conviced of foreign exchange intervention for high dollar

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Gareth Hutchens Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says he remains "open-minded" about using foreign exchange intervention to weaken Australia's currency.

Regulation

Business Council of Australia calls for regulators to be more accountable

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Gareth Hutchens Lobby group wants regular performance audits and 'regulation impact statements'.

Currency

RBA not convinced of foreign exchange intervention for high dollar

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NEWS - Reserve Bank Governor Glenn Stevens speaking at an Economic Society of Australia Business Luncheon in Brisbane.

Gareth Hutchens Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says he remains 'open-minded'.

Economy

Guy Debelle says the US Fed holds the key to a lower Australian dollar

Glenda Kwek, Gareth Hutchens Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has flagged that US interest rates will remain low for a ''considerable time'' after quantitative easing end.

Economy

Guy Debelle says the US Federal Reserve holds the key to a lower Australian dollar

Glenda Kwek, Gareth Hutchens Federal Reserve chairman says interest rates will remain low for a 'considerable time'.