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Michael Pascoe is a BusinessDay contributing editor. He comments on companies, markets and the economy.
Michael Pascoe The start of inflation and Reserve Bank speech week, with a little market nervousness thrown in. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe No, the superannuation status quo can't last. There need to be changes. Some very rich and powerful institutions and many individuals won't like it.
Michael Pascoe We’re using the credit cards we have more, but getting better at paying them off.
Michael Pascoe In light of CBA's recent failures, Tuesday is the day that counts with the release of David Murray's Financial System Inquiry interim report.
Michael Pascoe It really doesn’t matter much if the carbon price was scrapped yesterday, next week or next month.
Michael Pascoe The latest labour force statistics have something for everyone: pessimists will point to the rise in the headline seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 6 per cent; optimists will concentrate on...
Michael Pascoe It’s a fabulous party, but it’s beginning to make China’s shadow banking look safe by comparison.
Michael Pascoe Overall consumer sentiment may have improved a little over the past month, but the outlook of our two main political tribes diverged again.
Michael Pascoe When Glenn Stevens speaks, it's a good idea to listen right the way through.
Michael Pascoe The government will be hoping that the further away we get from budget night, the more people will be less pessimistic about it.
Michael Pascoe The truly amazing failure of people paid many millions of dollars to stay awake. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe In the occasional way of these things, the Commonwealth Bank’s response to scandal has become a greater scandal.
Michael Pascoe Just what was the foreign exchange market thinking?
Michael Pascoe The very success of the SMSF sector could be setting it up for its biggest battle
Michael Pascoe The lingering political damage of a poorly pitched federal budget continues to be felt. Michael Pascoe comments.
Michael Pascoe Don't expect much action to right financial planning's problems.
Michael Pascoe One of the problems with Clive is working out what he’s saying, what he might think he’s saying and what he actually means.
Michael Pascoe There's something Al Gore should understand before sharing a stage with Clive Palmer.
Michael Pascoe Comment: There remains another commission-driven investment scandal affecting superannuation that has not been tackled.
Michael Pascoe Ask not what the Treasurer can do for you, but what you can do for the Treasurer – as he obviously needs all the help he can get.