Returned lock Kane Douglas is confident he can prove his worth to Wallabies coach Michael Cheika in time for the World Cup.
Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe It’s become a regular part of the Reserve Bank governor’s speeches to remind people that economists aren’t especially good at forecasting.
Michael Pascoe A conversation with a Melbourne real estate developer earlier this year turned unexpectedly to his dislike of Chinese investors.
Michael Pascoe It would be rather funny if global leaders weren't already trying to grow the global economy by as much as possible
Michael Pascoe It’s OK, the overwhelming security and over hyped world leaders are leaving, with the rest of the week belonging to the RBA, says Michael Pascoe.
Michael Pascoe Sydney has a shortage of hotel rooms, so what's with James Packer insisting he needed a casino licence to justify building a big flash hotel? Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Retiring Westpac CEO Gail Kelly has had a very fine innings and the indisputable figures to prove it – but she was not Superwoman.
Michael Pascoe You can blame the Stones. You can blame the rise of cruising’s popularity. You can blame the once-in-a-decade World Parks Congress.
Michael Pascoe Compared with its Big Four peers, NAB has been on the nose with the market years. But super bull Charlie Aitken says its time for a change.
Michael Pascoe The not-quite-a-story of political soft-shoe sidestepping has been steadily building towards the government taxation white paper. Michael Pascoe comments
Michael Pascoe Sunday must have been a slow news day – Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary, Josh Frydenberg, managed to get headlines for thinking that payroll tax is not a good and efficient way of...
Michael Pascoe How the mighty have fallen, how radically our inbound tourism industry has changed: international tourism is booming, despite the number of Japanese visitors has more than halved.
Michael Pascoe The national economic outlook remains more or less steady following the RBA’s quarterly statement on monetary policy.
Michael Pascoe There's no surprise about the industrial-scale tax avoidance lurking behind IKEA's carefully promoted clean, green and socially responsible Swedish veneer – it's been a galling advantage the...
Michael Pascoe I like a little good news as much as the next journalist, probably more so, but this week's four-times-as-good-as-expected retail sales figures? I don't buy them, so to speak.
Michael Pascoe Never mind those juicy dividends what about the lazy mountain of cash businesses are gifting to the big banks’ safes?
Michael Pascoe It’s only to be expected that a bank CEO will talk his own book and not miss a chance for a little lobbying, but it was a dismal effort by ANZ’s Mike Smith last week to try to scare...
Michael Pascoe Come Halloween, the market’s scary month finishes on a positive note. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe It's Halloween, but the market's ghouls and bogeymen have largely disappeared at this end of the traditional scary month. Whatever did happen to all those forecasts of disaster?
Michael Pascoe Poor old negative gearing, carrying the can for perceived housing affordability problems, fitted out as a convenient scapegoat, so much easier to blame it than to deal with the myriad factors bearing...
Michael Pascoe With 40-odd per cent of S&P 500 companies having reported so far, nearly 80 per cent have beaten earnings expectations and 60 per cent have beaten sales expectations. Michael Pascoe comments.