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Glenda Kwek The proportion of first-home buyers in the housing market has fallen to a record low, as property prices surge across Sydney amid a spike in investor activity.
Glenda Kwek The US sharemarket has reversed its "good news is bad news" approach to economic data, at least for the moment, after a raft of improving figures raised hopes that the country was on a sustained path...
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank has cut its expectations for Australia's growth over the next year.
Glenda Kwek The Australian sharemarket has closed slightly lower for the week, the first fall after four weeks of rises, as Westpac went ex-dividend and Commonwealth Bank shares hit a new all-time high.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank uses its latest statement to jawbone the dollar again, as it trims its growth forecast amid lower mining investment.
Glenda Kwek The economy has shed the highest number of full-time jobs in 16 months.
Glenda Kwek The jobless rate has remained stable as the labour market softens amid a transition towards non-mining led growth.
Glenda Kwek Continued resilience of iron ore prices, record exports to China could help trade balance move into surplus next year.
Glenda Kwek The continued resilience in iron ore prices and record exports to China are boosting Australia's growth this year, HSBC economists say.
Glenda Kwek Reserve Bank expresses cautious optimism about the economy as it kept the cash rate on hold.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank has kept the record low cash rate unchanged in a widely expected move, following signs of a recovery in the non-mining sectors of the economy.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank is expected to keep the cash rate at its record low today, the first time since 2005 that its November board meeting is not considered "live", analysts say.
Glenda Kwek Rising house prices and a sharemarket at five-year highs are drawing consumers back into shops, with retailers recording their best monthly growth since February.
Glenda Kwek It's almost a sure bet that the Reserve Bank will keep the cash rate on hold at its board meeting tomorrow.
Glenda Kwek Retail spending has risen to a stronger-than-expected 0.8 per cent in September, with third-quarter sales lifting to 0.7 per cent.
Glenda Kwek NAB calls for a more liquid corporate bond market to boost Australia's financial system.
Glenda Kwek Australian sharemarket closes slightly higher for the week, after shedding some of its gains.
Glenda Kwek The government's financing arm seeks to diversify its borrowing base with new contacts.
Glenda Kwek The housing market may be booming in some capital cities, but in real terms the capital gains are far below their previous peaks.
Glenda Kwek Rising fixed interest rates may signal we've seen the bottom of the Reserve Banks rate cut cycle, says business reporter Glenda Kwek.