Michael Pascoe

Michael Pascoe

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

Michael Pascoe

Evolution of our changing home ownership dream

Michael Pascoe The Australian Bureau of Statistics' Housing Occupancy and Costs release provides a rich data seam to mine.

Myopic institutions are keeping us out of Asia


Michael Pascoe Left to our major institutional investors – run by people whose focus goes no further than this year's performance rankings – Australian public companies will never achieve real success...

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Westpac rate rise: Dividends rule, OK?


Michael Pascoe While there's no end of hyperventilating about Westpac's interest rate nudge, the bigger story is what really drove the bank to raise capital and lift rates in its money-go-round.

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Pascoe: Fundamentals first

Michael Pascoe These five key fundamentals underpinning our economy provide a bedrock few if any countries can match. Michael Pascoe comments.

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What our garages tell us about the housing boom


Michael Pascoe Houses are driving cars, according to a Reserve Bank research paper.

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Pascoe: What’s Malcolm Turnbull worth?

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Michael Pascoe Tuesday’s NAB business confidence survey is the first to be taken since Turnbull ousted Tony Abbott a month ago. Michael Pascoe comments.

What's Malcolm Turnbull worth to the nation? We're about to find out


Michael Pascoe We're about to get the first reading of what Malcolm Turnbull is really worth as Prime Minister - not his considerable personal wealth, but his worth to the nation in his ability to lift business...

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Even our big visions have become small


Michael Pascoe Labor's new big, bold infrastructure policy actually isn't very big or bold. The tragedy is that the nation can afford a bigger vision our pollies aren't game to touch.

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Business Week

Pascoe: Where's the housing bubble at?

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Michael Pascoe The biggest driver of housing prices is employment growth, so it's hard to see Sydney slowing much while jobs are not. Michael Pascoe comments.

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Pascoe: 7/11 scandal rolls on

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Michael Pascoe The on-going scandal of the exploitation of workers underlines how miserably inept and deficient our watch dogs are.

Superannuation change a-coming

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Michael Pascoe We suddenly have something like consensus that the over-generous nature of our superannuation system for the well-off needs to be changed. Michael Pascoe comments.

Superannuation change is coming - time to load it up


Michael Pascoe You might have missed it if you blinked last week, but we suddenly seem to have something like consensus that the over-generous nature of our superannuation system for the well-off will be changed.

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Penalty rates are absurd

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Michael Pascoe Sunday rates are rather silly, especially when compared with the night shift.

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Business Week

Pascoe: Retail discounts Hockey

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Michael Pascoe Joe Hockey and his budgets are already forgotten as the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics retail sales figures show consumers go shopping.

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President Obama was wrong: Australia is not like the US


Michael Pascoe Australia is not like the United States. We decided not to be.

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Who is telling the truth, BHP or Mr Market?


Michael Pascoe Putting aside yesterday's febrile trading, there's an underlying concern that one of our bluest blue chips is saying one thing about its future dividends and the market saying another.

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In the zone: Insider trading rife in land rezoning racket


Michael Pascoe Australia's biggest racket rolls on unchallenged.

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An UberX choice for NSW: taxis or the people?


Michael Pascoe The vast majority of taxi drivers are absolutely fine, doing a hard job for not much pay.

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Scott Morrison, keep your head down and drop the chants

Michael Pascoe Real answers and policies are needed from the new Treasurer, not motherhood statements.

Woolworths, Myer count cost of strategic fails


Michael Pascoe Woolies has lost its way but it could be worse - it could be Myer. 

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