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Peter Martin Don't believe what you've heard. Wages are barely climbing. The Bureau of Statistics compiles the only reliable measure, and it came out on Wednesday.
Peter Martin The IMF has slapped down a line of argument run by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Peter Martin The International Monetary Fund has slapped down a line of argument run by Prime Minister Tony Abbott ahead of a visit to Australia by its chief, Christine Lagarde.
Peter Martin The Australian dollar is too high and needs to come down by as much as 10 per cent, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest review of Australia.
Peter Martin The most accurate of the BusinessDay forecasters this past year was only half human.
Peter Martin As the Reserve Bank prepares for its first board meeting of the year, the BusinessDay forecasting panel is predicting a rarity - an entire year without a move in official interest rates.
Peter Martin Just when it looked as if the IMF was always talking to someone else, along comes a game-changing inflation result.
Peter Martin, Nick O'Malley While in Canberra the Commission of Audit was railing against Australia's ''poor productivity, high dollar, high energy costs and heavy reliance on the resources sector'', in Los Angeles Australia's...
Peter Martin From the moment Paul Keating became treasurer in 1983 he was determined to float the Australian dollar. Now we can reveal what went on behind the scenes 30 years ago.
Peter Martin Fresh from concluding the long-promised free-trade agreement with South Korea, Australia's Trade Minister has a new challenge.
Peter Martin Trade Minister will try to put together probably the most difficult trade agreement in history.
Mark Kenny Peter Martin The Prime Minister has announced the high-profile make-up of his Business Advisory Council as he unveiled the first review of competition policy since the Hilmer report.
Mark Kenny and Peter Martin PM announces high-profile make-up of his Business Advisory Council as he unveils first review of competition policy since Hilmer report.
Peter Martin Previously secret Reserve Bank documents reveal neither of Joe Hockey's two predecessors as treasurer were ever asked to top-up the bank's reserve fund by the $8.8bn he said was needed.
Peter Martin Previously secret Reserve Bank documents reveal neither of Joe Hockey's two predecessors as treasurer was ever asked to top up the bank's reserve fund by the $8.8 billion he said was needed.
Peter Martin Whatever you do, don't call it intervention. But the Reserve Bank has been a net seller of Australian dollars over the past month, buying foreign currency in excess of the government's needs for the...
Peter Martin This time last year comittee said economic growth would slide, and it was right.
Peter Martin Economic growth is set to steadily climb in the two years ahead, housing investment will accelerate, and mining export volumes will grow strongly as prices fall sharply.
Manufacturer Holden is refusing to send a delegation to Canberra to discuss the future of the car industry in Australia
Peter Martin Holden has withdrawn further from communication with the federal government.
Peter Martin Holden has withdrawn further from communication with the federal government. A delegation of car industry workers and union officials will arrive in Canberra for talks with government officials on...