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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Business investment is collapsing at a record pace as resource companies accelerate cutbacks.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has signalled that interest rates will stay on hold at next Tuesday's meeting saying the case for leaving them steady was one he "happened to agree with".
Peter Martin Treasury has cast a shadow of the government's mid-year budget update, knocking down its economic growth projections and foreshadowing bigger budget deficits for longer.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank is set to leave interest rates on hold for the rest of this year and throughout 2016 in the view of Australia's leading financial market forecasters.
Peter Martin We were preparing for a wages explosion.
Peter Martin October was one hell of a month. Like most months, it was made up of 31 days. Night-time included, that's 44,640 minutes.
Gareth Hutchens and Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says if interest rates were to move shortly, they would be cut again.
Peter Martin Nobody knows what the Reserve Bank board will do on Tuesday, for the very simple reason that the board itself doesn't know.
Peter Martin Officially, Australians in full-time jobs put in 38 hours per week. But the first detailed survey shows that most full-time workers surveyed put in more.
Peter Martin If the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac had been located anywhere else, they wouldn't have pushed up rates.
Peter Martin So much are business conditions improving that the head of the treasury says he no longer gets "beaten up" when he asks how things are going.
Peter Martin Treasury boss John Fraser says he agrees that Westpac pushed up interest rates by more than was needed.
Peter Martin The Treasurer jumped the gun. Promising in his formal response to the financial system inquiry to determine and enshrine in legislation the objectives of Australia's $2 trillion superannuation system...
Peter Martin Melbourne Cup day looks set to come and go without a cut in the cash rate.
Peter Martin Wayne Swan argued Australia's financial system didn't need fixing. Malcolm Turnbull's response to the Murray inquiry shows how wrong he was.
Peter Martin Too often in economics experts make guesses about an individual will respond to a change in circumstances (such as higher wages or higher prices) and then simply assume that the entire nation of...
Peter Martin An "extraordinary surge" in population has pushed Victoria to the top of the national ladder after it gained an extra 97,500 citizens in the year to March, a growth rate to 1.7 per cent.
Peter Martin John Brumby believes it is "nonsense" to suggest the GST rate couldn't be changed without the agreement of every single state.
Peter Martin Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has taken aim at the head of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen, saying it's time to stop stalling and push up interest rates for the first time in nine years.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has poured cold water on speculation about a further cut in Australian interest rates, saying it is "pretty content" with where they are now.