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Matt Wade IMF prescribes more public spending as the Australian economy sputters in the wake of the mining boom
Matt Wade There's a striking paradox in Australia's economic story: most of us know very little about the economies upon which we are increasingly reliant.
Matt Wade The Abbott government faces a growing jobs challenge as the number of people trapped in long-term unemployment hits a 16-year high and takes a growing toll on Australia's collective wellbeing.
Matt Wade Not long ago Tony Abbott wanted to give "women of calibre" one of the world's most generous paid parental leave schemes.
Matt Wade Hardly a wallet was left untouched by Treasurer Joe Hockey's first budget. But this time most hip pockets will be left relatively unscathed.
Matt Wade and Conrad Walters Interactive: Stop worrying about the deficit. We're one of the only nations with a perfect credit rating.
Judith Ireland and Matt Wade Almost 80,000 new mums will lose some or all of their government parental leave payments in a move that has been slammed by a key consultant of the PPL scheme as "the mother of all insults".
Matt Wade It's curious how little attention unemployment has been getting compared with other federal government challenges like tax policy, debt and deficit.
Matt Wade India's ascension to the top of the growth leader board raises an awkward question for Australia: why have our businesses made such slow progress in the world's fastest growing economy?
Tax avoidance hearing: Google, Microsoft and Apple tell Senate committee they fully comply with Australian laws
Matt Wade Google, Apple and Microsoft have told a Senate committee they pay what they have to in Australia and talked up the benefits of their presence here.
Matt Wade A new dimension of workplace discrimination has been exposed: the gay pay gap.
Matt Wade The economy of greater Sydney expanded 4.3 per cent in 2013-14 – its fastest growth rate in 14 years.
Matt Wade A US$15 million-a-year global infrastructure hub based in Sydney will be funded by eight countries including Australia.
Matt Wade World leaders are set to gift Sydney a lasting legacy from the G20 when they endorse the city as the host of a new global infrastructure hub.
Matt Wade As the G20 emerged as the world's most influential economic club in the wake of the global financial crisis it spawned an alphabet soup of official spin-offs.
Matt Wade Sydney has the potential to follow London and New York in becoming a hub for the burgeoning financial services technology sector.
Matt Wade If being host of the G20 was judged on the number of economic policy ideas generated, Australia's turn has been a raging success.
Matt Wade World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has used a meeting in Sydney to warn that the economic damage caused by the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa could escalate dramatically unless the...
Matt Wade Cheap cars and flatscreen TVs were welcomed, and there were fewer jobless, but renters missed out (again).
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