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Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe Business commentator Michael Pascoe talks through the days turmoil in the market.
Michael Pascoe It promises to be a interesting week for gold and oil as both slumped further on Friday night. But the big news continues to be out of China.
Michael Pascoe While the mighty Aussie is copping dirt from several business types a very 21st century tulip mania has taken hold of Bitcoin.
Michael Pascoe The cost of building whopping great big things in the north-west has become prohibitive - but the dollar is only partly to blame.
Michael Pascoe The labour market is soft and it’s staying soft, which is why the “rate rise for Christmas” story is unlikely to be true.
Michael Pascoe Labor had a horror month of leadership farce and superannuation policy self-harm, but it's the Coalition voters who turned negative last month
Michael Pascoe On the surface, some competitive tension has been added to the Sydney casino game.
Michael Pascoe Some competitive tension has been added to the Sydney casino game, but that’s only on the surface.
Michael Pascoe Australian petrol prices are set to dive by more than 9¢ a litre.
Michael Pascoe Two weeks after being warned of Easter long weekend price hikes, Australian petrol prices are set to dive by more than 9 cents a litre based on the latest Singaporean refinery numbers.
Michael Pascoe The government has handled policy 'badly', but the changes themselves aren't bad. The week that was with Michael Pascoe.
Michael Pascoe Here are the two key questions for the government's minor superannuation fiddling:
Michael Pascoe So it’s official: Australians have overtaken the Poms in the whingeing stakes. And not content with being world champion whingers, we’re working up our worrying act as well.
Michael Pascoe How the mighty have fallen then, when the most exciting thing alleged about Macquarie Bank lately is that it wants to become a building society, or something like that.
Michael Pascoe It's more of the same from the Reserve Bank board the cash rate steady but with a bias to ease if the economy softens further, but that's not good enough for the commentariat.
Michael Pascoe Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon believes that, if households in the top 5 per cent are struggling, 95 per cent of us must be really bad off. The week ahead with Michael Pascoe.
Michael Pascoe Some of the best and brightest people want to come to Australia. Pity so many of us are "struggling" on $250,000 a year.
Michael Pascoe The mess that has been made of helping first home buyers or, to give this business its real name, hand outs for the housing industry.
Michael Pascoe ASIC has again highlighted its inability to crack down on fraudsters, even when they're operating in plain sight.
Michael Pascoe It's not just the Labor Party capable of strange days indeed - US department store Neiman Marcus has been done over by the Federal Trade Commission for selling real fur as faux.