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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin The new head of the Bureau of Statistics has a disarming reply to people who complain that the bureau's unemployment data is unreliable. It's to not rely on it.
Peter Martin If Tony Abbott survives and he and Joe Hockey cobble together another budget like the last one, the opportunity for a timely reset will be lost.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank board decided to cut interest rates on Tuesday after being presented with forecasts showing what would happen to employment and economic growth if it did not.
Peter Martin Pay no attention to what the Treasurer says this time. Listen to what he said last time.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank is set to cut interest rates on Tuesday because it's the only thing it can do.
Peter Martin Concern about weakness at the heart of the Australian economy lies behind the Reserve Bank's determination to cut interest rates, a move most likely at its first board meeting for the year on Tuesday.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank is poised to cut interest rates as soon as Tuesday in order to counter what it regards as a deteriorating economy.
Peter Martin What our panel got right about 2014 it got spectacularly right. What it got wrong was awfully wrong.
Peter Martin Fresh from its success in forecasting correctly that the Reserve Bank would go a year without a moving its cash rate, the BusinessDay forecasting panel is predicting a second year of the same.
Too much tax? Middle income Australians pay 11 cents in the dollar, says the Australian Council of Social Service
Peter Martin Australians pay far less tax than they believe a new report finds, and certainly far less tax than the Treasurer thinks they do.
Peter Martin The International Monetary Fund has revised down its forecasts for global economic growth, saying although the lower oil price will give much of the world a boost, it won't be enough to offset...
Peter Martin NSW has retained its spot as Australia's number one economy for the second quarter in a row after surpassing Western Australia in October.
Peter Martin The ANZ has broken ranks with the other big banks backing Labor's Future of Financial Advice legislation and implicitly rejecting the Coalition's attempts to water it down.
Peter Martin Like the punchline to a joke, Joe Hockey saved the best twist in the Coalition's war on wages until the end.
Peter Martin, Nassim Khadem The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has taken aim at a raft of Australian budget measures, describing one as potentially unsustainable and another as needing close monitoring.
Peter Martin More of us are employed than ever before, yet we are putting in fewer hours than at any time in the past six months.
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny An unprecedented further cut in interest rates to levels never seen before in Australia is now virtually certain as the national economy sputters with dwindling growth and disposable incomes slipping...
Peter Martin After a year of finely judged inactivity, the Reserve Bank is stirring.
Peter Martin The OECD has warned treasurer Joe Hockey the economy might not be strong enough to withstand further big budget cuts.
Peter Martin Australia's leading business economists are picking the Reserve Bank to leave its cash rate on hold for another six months, making it a record run of nearly two years without moves.