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Michael Pascoe Unfortunately economics isn’t as simple as the average minister for employment might make out.
Michael Pascoe The housing market is considerably more complicated than much simplistic political headlining makes out. So how is the foreign house buyer really affecting the market.
Michael Pascoe Joe invited Rupert to be the after dinner entertainment for a group of of G20 finance ministers this week. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Everyone knows first home buyers have been squeezed out of the housing market. But everyone is wrong.
Michael Pascoe This is a country where even bad news provides opportunity. There is a strong argument for the Australian dollar to weaken further, but also for money wanting to stay here.
Michael Pascoe The Brisbane G20 meeting is primarily an economic summit, not a political or human rights convention.
Michael Pascoe Chasing above-average performance for most managers has meant they’ve only been chasing their own tails – and failing
Michael Pascoe Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, step back from another pull on the "big new tax" lever. You can pay for the war and set course for a surplus much more intelligently than that.
Michael Pascoe There was bemusement to be had on two fronts yesterday concerning Australia’s banks: the "surprise" of their share prices bouncing; and the "surprise" of lower than expected retail sales...
Michael Pascoe Maybe it's a retro thing, in keeping with Frank Sinatra singing Come Fly With Me. Frank was of the era of broads and dames, so the idea of "hosties" rather than cabin crew or flight attendants fits.
Michael Pascoe Some of the more excitable headlines about the place on Wednesday suggested the Reserve Bank's Financial Stability Review marked the launching of Operation Loan Stoppers.
Michael Pascoe House prices seem to be a problem for everyone except the federal government.
Michael Pascoe The start of the week has one absolute certainty. There will be more stuff about house prices, the national obsession. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Dodgy operators around the nation should rejoice in the news that Freya Newman has pleaded guilty to accessing restricted data and faces the possibility of a couple of years in prison.
Michael Pascoe Joe Hockey could do with a change of fortune. With his personal approval ratings shot, the budget in all sorts of bother, Tony Abbott bullying him over who can be Treasury secretary and Peter...
Michael Pascoe Proposed Chinese regulations aiming to curb coal fueled pollution might not harm Australian coal industry after all. Michael Pascoe explains.
Michael Pascoe Reports of Old King Coal’s death have been exaggerated, but he’s certainly not as healthy as he used to be.
Michael Pascoe It happens, but not very often: neighbours band together to sell their houses for substantially more as a group than they could as individuals.
Michael Pascoe Expectations of a US interest rate rise in the offing have been supporting the US dollar and that’s been helping our dollar weaken.
Michael Pascoe A possible nervous start to the week after a weekend of softer Chinese statistics, Scottish voting and Australia joining another war. Michael Pascoe comments