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Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe It’s now clear why News Corp doesn’t break out the profitability of its Australian newspapers – there may not be any.
Michael Pascoe The Reserve Bank governor has effectively declared 6.25% unemployment is "kind of OK".
Michael Pascoe With QBE making issues and selling off bits and pieces to raise capital, someone more eagle-eyed than most spotted a sentence in the company’s results announcement that raises a question about...
Michael Pascoe It’s one thing for an analyst to have an opinion about a balance sheet being “stretched”, it’s another for an insurer to remark upon its ability to withstand a reasonable...
Michael Pascoe You’re in the thick of reporting season, flat out trying to keep up with the news, wondering if your dividend income will be enough to live on, concerned about what might happen to interest...
Michael Pascoe It can’t be easy fitting in a normal MP’s duties around all the lunch and dinner dates Clive Palmer is enjoying with federal ministers.
Michael Pascoe How long can we expect housing prices to rise when wages are not? Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe It’s not easy to be sure who’s criticised Joe Hockey more this week – the Labor Party or his own side, whether on the record or off. Michael Pascoe Comments.
Michael Pascoe It’s not easy to be sure who’s criticised Joe Hockey more this week – the Labor Party or his own side, whether on the record or off.
Michael Pascoe It seems we’re very selective when it comes to imposing sanctions on a country that backs one side in a civil war against the other. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe At the risk of letting down Team Australia, it’s worth keeping a little perspective about Ukraine’s civil war and Russia’s involvement when considering how much market impact it...
Michael Pascoe Here’s the bad news if you’ve been saving up your Qantas frequent flyer points to use on its American partner airline – it’s the second worst of the 10 major US carriers.
Michael Pascoe The RBA’s outlook and the soft employment market can’t be blamed on Wayne Swan; it’s yours now, Joe. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe The seasonally adjusted unemployment headline of 6.4 per cent was probably an exaggeration – but it’s still a figure the Treasurer has to take responsibility for.
Michael Pascoe Employment data, like claims about migrant visas, requires a little perspective.
Michael Pascoe It says something about the cost structure of ''new school'' listed investment companies that giving away 1 per cent of net assets each year works out at less than half the price of paying the usual...
Michael Pascoe It’s the performance of services that should provide optimism about Australia being able to transition from its reliance on resources.
Michael Pascoe The general adage has long been 'buy the rumour, sell the news', but no-one accuses traders of being rational.
Michael Pascoe Anyone remember the panic attack on the markets when people received a warning that the Federal Reserve couldn’t keep printing money forever? Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe When it comes to economic growth measures, nothing is as simple as it might be painted,