Peter Martin

Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

The Dow Jones keeps making fresh record highs but some of Donald Trump's policies could cause a US recession

Recession? We're not even close

The Treasury and the Reserve Bank are likely to 'look through' the reported numbers to focus on what's happening beneath them.

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe says 'some slowing' in economic growth is likely before a pick-up next year.

Experts think economy has gone backwards

Financial market analysts believe the economy went backwards immediately after the July election, ending 5 years of continuous growth and calling into question the government's repeated promise to "deliver jobs and growth".

RBA governor Philip Lowe's decision to hold rates steady is enough to keep standard variable home loan rates near 5 per ...

RBA holds rates amid fears of negative growth

The RBA kept its cash rate on hold in the lead-up to Christmas, playing down concerns over sliding business investment and a likely collapse in economic growth to keep the rate at 1.5 per cent.

New investment figures suggest the sun is setting on Australia's remarkable run of growth.

'Plain disappointing'. Did Australia just go backwards?

A further slide in business investment has economic forecasters pondering the unthinkable: that the Australian economy shrank in the September quarter, and that next week’s GDP growth figure will have a minus sign in front of it.