Matt Wade

Matt Wade

Sydney struggling to keep up as technology challenges financial services industry

Matt Wade Sydney has the potential to follow London and New York in becoming a hub for the burgeoning financial services technology sector.

So far so good for growth target, but will there be follow-through?

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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.

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World Bank head warns of economic havoc caused by Ebola

Further Ebola outbreaks could cost world economy billions: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

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...

The mining boom: How the nation spent the windfall

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Matt Wade Cheap cars and flatscreen TVs were welcomed, and there were fewer jobless, but renters missed out (again).

Bank fees on the rise: report

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Childcare subsidy cuts to hit middle and low income families, warns Early Childhood

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young addresses the media during a doorstop interview at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday 14 November 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Matt Wade The federal government is under fire for a budget change that will deprive families of $230 million in childcare subsidies over the next four years.

No wallets spared in hunt for savings

It's hard to find a hip pocket spared by the Abbott government's first budget.

Matt Wade It's hard to find a hip pocket spared by the Abbott government's first budget.

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Australia pushes global growth goal

Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Matt Wade Australia will be pushing leaders from world's biggest economies to advance a commitment to boost global growth at G20 meeting on Thursday.

Australia pushes global growth goal

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Matt Wade Australia will be pushing leaders from the world's biggest economies to advance a commitment to boost global growth at a G20 meeting in Washington on Thursday.

The Float, 30 years later: Realisation dawns that the value of our currency affects us all

Matt Wade The ups and downs of the Australian dollar have long played on the national psyche.

The Float, 30 years later: Realisation dawns that the value of our currency affects us all

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Matt Wade The ups and downs of the Australian dollar have long played on the national psyche.

Economists remain convinced carbon tax or ETS is the way forward

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Matt Wade Years of bitter political combat over climate change policy has left the economics profession unmoved.

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Net wealth falls as gap between rich, poor grows

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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.

Likely rate cut expected to give Rudd an early lift in election

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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...

The sky isn't falling, only the dollar

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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.

Howard baby bonus out but $2.4b in savings is in

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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.

Medical rebate cut while smokes will go up faster

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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.

Incomes soar in Sydney's best-paid postcode

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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.

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India a big challenge for investors

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Matt Wade The mood was upbeat when more than 50 parliamentarians met to talk about Australia and India.