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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Melbourne house prices are tipped to fall 9 per cent, while Sydney prices continue to rise then hold their value, analysis finds.
Peter Martin First, the good news. None of the BusinessDay forecasting panel expects a recession this coming year.
Peter Martin What was it Jesus said about a prophet being accepted everywhere but in his home town?
Peter Martin We are about to celebrate a birthday, a 100th anniversary perhaps even more important than the landing at Gallipoli.
Peter Martin Under changes to be announced on Friday, union and employer representatives will have to cede some of their seats on the boards of industry super funds.
Peter Martin The Australian government should run up more debt and wind back its budget deficit more slowly in order to boost spending on roads, rail and schools, the International Monetary Fund says.
Ruth Liew and Peter Martin Financial planners could lose more than $225 million a year in revenue by 2018 as a result of sweeping changes proposed by the beleaguered life insurance industry, as it battles a spate of profit...
Peter Martin The Productivity Commission has launched a scathing attack on Australia's latest series of free trade agreements, saying they grant legal rights to foreign investors not available to Australians,...
Peter Martin A proposed Australia-China free trade agreement has a glaring bias towards Chinese investors, says fair trade report.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank believes it has cracked one of the biggest problems in modern economics: why Australian businesses aren't investing, even though interest rates are falling to record lows.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned of even higher home prices, saying stocks of unsold land suitable for development in Sydney and parts of other cities are getting "unusually low".
Peter Martin Visually awful? It's time the landed gentry put up with what the rest of us have gotten used to.
Peter Martin Super fund concessions for the rich are gaining on the age pension in budget stakes.
Peter Martin The push to cut Australia's 30 per cent company tax rate in order to attract more investment has reached a roadblock in the form of John Fraser, the former investment manager who now runs Australia's...
Peter Martin The head of the treasury believes that the easy days of high economic growth are over and that Australia will need big personal income tax cuts to remain competitive.
Peter Martin One day on, the budget forecasts are looking frayed.
Peter Martin The coalition's second budget is propped up by "zombie measures" from its first.
Peter Martin Joe Hockey has copied Wayne Swan and then some.
Peter Martin If you've got yourself the budget papers. Here's what to do next.
Peter Martin With a deficit that is growing by the day, a strong budget has never been more necessary or less likely.