You can pay from $50 to $500 for dad's festive tipple. Is good whisky worth the extra?
Matt Wade Years of bitter political combat over climate change policy has left the economics profession unmoved.
Matt Wade The wealth of a typical Australian household fell by more than $30,000 in the two years following the global financial crisis, official figures show.
Matt Wade Interest rates are set to take centre stage in the election campaign after weak consumer spending figures increased pressure on the Reserve Bank Board to deliver relief to borrowers when it meets on...
Matt Wade Australians' feelings about the economy rise and fall with the dollar. When it strengthens, consumer sentiment usually does too. When it falls, we start to wonder if there is something wrong.
Matt Wade The Gillard government has dumped the baby bonus, one of the Howard government's signature reforms, and replaced it with a less generous scheme.
Matt Wade Smokers will pay more for cigarettes, a tax offset for medical expenses will be phased out and taxpayers will face a rise in the Medicare levy after changes announced on Tuesday.
Matt Wade and Peter Martin Incomes in Australia's best-paid postcode – Sydney's Darling Point area – rose by more than $21,000 in 2010-11, the latest Tax Office figures show.
Matt Wade The mood was upbeat when more than 50 parliamentarians met to talk about Australia and India.
Matt Wade New South Wales' AAA credit rating is in jeopardy, according to credit ratings agency Standard and Poor's.
Matt Wade A leading international credit ratings agency has warned the NSW government that the state’s AAA credit rating is in jeopardy and that taxes should be raised or assets sold to improve its financial...
Matt Wade and Peter Martin Australia's mining boom was never going to last forever. Tucked away in the budget papers two years ago were estimates from Treasury and Geoscience Australia about how long our minerals would last.
Matt Wade Combined yearly profits of big four banks now total more than $1000 for every Australian: research.
Matt Wade It's been five years since the global financial crisis first shook the foundations of the world economy.
Matt Wade There were warnings of tough state budgets across the country yesterday after the federal budget revealed GST revenue would be much less than expected.
Matt Wade MORE than 150 entertainers, business executives, politicians and community leaders have signed an open letter demanding that the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, keep her promise to boost Australia's...
Matt Wade Australia's love of beer fridges and airconditioners has a social impact.
Matt Wade It is touted as one of the emerging giants, but growth has come off the boil, reforms are grinding to a halt, and Delhi seems stuck in a state of permanent policy paralysis.
Matt Wade Politicians talk so much about economic reform it often lapses into a monotonous and meaningless mantra.
Matt Wade AUSTRALIA'S biggest manufacturing companies will push a four-prong policy to safeguard the sector, which is being squeezed by the high dollar and low-cost competitors.
Matt Wade Names are laden with meaning in India. They can tell you about a person's religion, their mother tongue and where they were born. Names can even give you clues about what a person might eat.