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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
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Peter Martin Holden has withdrawn further from communication with the federal government.
Peter Martin Holden has withdrawn further from communication with the federal government.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...
Clancy Yeates, Peter Martin Tony Abbott's pick as the head of his Business Advisory Council says Australia faces a collapse in the growth of national income so severe it will feel ''like hitting a brick wall''.
Clancy Yeates, Peter Martin Maurice Newman says it will be like hitting a brick wall' when national income growth collapses.
Peter Martin Joe Hockey has undertaken a spring clean of about 100 tax measures announced by Labor but gathering dust.
Peter Martin It's no secret economists love prices, for the very good reason that they work.
Peter Martin The government has accelerated its inquiry into the car manufacturing industry in a last-ditch bid to convince Holden to stay.
Peter Martin Joe Hockey's new Commission of Audit will be the most comprehensive in almost two decades.
Peter Martin In one hit Treasurer Joe Hockey has pushed up this year’s projected budget deficit from around $30 billion to nearer $40 billion.
Peter Martin Prepare for a price shock. Australia's inflation rate is out on Wednesday and the market is expecting 1.8 per cent.
Peter Martin China will be by far the biggest economy in the world within 17 years but its growth rate will have slowed to a trickle, according to a new Treasury analysis.
Peter Martin Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory remain the best two performing economies, the Commonwealth Securities quarterly State of the States reports.
Peter Martin What will we do if the US can't pay its debts? Apparently we have 'back-pocket plans'.
Peter Martin The mining industry needs to shoulder a lot of the blame for shrinking competitiveness, says Mike Henry.
Peter Martin Until this week four of the past 12 months were in surplus. Not any more.