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Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe Now that you have your castle, you want to defend it.
Michael Pascoe It’s reassuring to be reminded that the electorate is not entirely stupid, or selfish and greedy. Most of us actually want a better nation.
Michael Pascoe The end of the week of the Yellen twister, the Reserve Bank weave, the Abbott contortion and the Myer plunge. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe There is something fitting, something rounded, about Malcolm Fraser dying within five months of Gough Whitlam – the old foes, having made their peace, now both at peace.
Michael Pascoe After the APN buy, what price Lachlan Murdoch's privately owned DMG being rolled into a Murdoch Australian radio arm?
Michael Pascoe It seems markets are more perturbed by possibilities than eventualities, especially when it comes to the US Federal Reserve.
Michael Pascoe An important week for US markets, which of course flows through to our market. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe We now earn more foreign exchange from services, led by education and tourism, than we do from coal and LNG combined. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Our biggest mining exports have fallen back to be merely extremely rich sources of foreign exchange.
Michael Pascoe The most striking feature of the Westpac March consumer sentiment survey is what it says about consumers: they fib.
Michael Pascoe There are things we can do about housing affordability, but they require some hard political work.
Michael Pascoe Joe Hockey warned that the fourth intergenerational report would knock us off our chairs. It barely rattled a tea cup, scarcely moved the curtains.
Michael Pascoe What a wonderfully amusing start to the week Myer has provided with its "Weak end for Bernie" – as long as your sense of humour verges on the dark side.
Michael Pascoe Economic reporting season begins as Michael Pascoe comments on the business week ahead.
Michael Pascoe Recently revealed capex figures confirm why the Reserve Bank is cutting interest rates. Can we expect another interest rate trimming next week? Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Yesterday the Australian Bureau of Statistics ratified the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates and set the RBA up to do it again, perhaps as soon as Tuesday.
Michael Pascoe The underperformance of the overall wages index, pensioners’ pay rises have been outstripping that of average Australians, at least in percentage terms.
Michael Pascoe The global rush to cash in on China's rampant demand for milk has only just begun.
Michael Pascoe Forty years after Cyclone Tracy, we still have electricity on poles in cyclone country.
Michael Pascoe You know the story about first home buyers squeezed out of the market, forever beaten at auctions, sometimes spun with an undertone of foreigners robbing “our children” of their...