Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.

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Now for something different: inflation too low


Michael Pascoe It's 15 years since the Reserve Bank's core inflation measures fell below the bank's target range. It's highly likely we'll find out on Wednesday that inflation is again too low.

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The week that was with Michael Pascoe

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Michael Pascoe The end of a week with a bit more roller coaster action on the markets, while politics remained politics.

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Oz in line with Chinese growth - or the Death Star

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Michael Pascoe A China watcher with plenty of skin in the Beijing game put it thus: “Q3 GDP could be the most hotly awaited number in the history of the universe, or at least since the range of the Death...

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Job snobs are holding us back


Michael Pascoe What's curbing our potential is not the lack of jobs but the absence of willing workers.

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Michael Pascoe The start of a week of profits, tonnages and barrels, when North Atlantic problem children take second place to corporate announcements.

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Let the banksters get away with it

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Michael Pascoe Global finance is simply too complicated to meaningfully unpick where Sue, Grabbit & Run's clients were financial damaged.

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China's soft landing proceeds to plan


Michael Pascoe An insider tells us why we shouldn't get over-anxious about China's trajectory.

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Jobs data misses the real story


Michael Pascoe The employment market actually continues to do extremely little while the real labour force story is the dramatic fall in working age population growth.

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Banks know all about you - and forget


Michael Pascoe Data is cheap and omnipresent. Information is gold. So why are the big four banks squandering such an asset?

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Timid governments bow to populism


Michael Pascoe In the era of social media, everybody's following and nobody's leading. The public policy that results is woeful.

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Michael Pascoe It's the end of a week where markets got the shakes with major banks trying a little stimulation, and locals found more reasons to find the glass half full.

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Whingers galore but the good times roll


Michael Pascoe For many, things may not be as good as they were. But for those with any sense of perspective, the state of the economy is still pretty damn good.

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New coal boom a marginal proposition


Michael Pascoe Investing several billion dollars to dig a massive hole a long way from the coast in the Galilee Basin is a risky business under current circumstances.

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Why our banks can't afford faster growth


Michael Pascoe Instead of wanting to borrow, we're stuffing increasing amounts of money under the banks' mattresses - and that's keeping bankers awake at nights.

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Michael Pascoe The end of another week of media mayhem, yet another European summit and some welcome perspective on a couple of our big ticket economic issues.

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What to learn from Sony's greatest mistake


Michael Pascoe Why Sony didn’t invent the iPod is one of the great lessons in corporate failure. And it’s a key reason behind the necessity of the Fairfax restructuring announced this week.

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The real online media challenge: advertising


Michael Pascoe Another day another mystery: Never mind the whole media paywall challenge for a moment, why do advertisers pay 400 per cent more to display their wares in print than they do online?

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How a statistical misreading can unleash the China bears


Michael Pascoe With global markets in a state of anxiety, it doesn't take much to spook them into costly falls.

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World markets lose billions over misread statistic

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Michael Pascoe With global markets in a state of high anxiety, it doesn’t take much to spook them into costly falls.

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Murdoch still dancing in the online dark

Telstra and the ABC have been hailed as shining examples of companies who have adapted to online culture.

Michael Pascoe News Ltd buying Business Specator and the Eureka Report is an indication of how the Murdoch empire is still struggling with online, like all the other publishers.

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