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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Until this week four of the past 12 months were in surplus. Not any more.
Peter Martin Suddenly Australia's trade balance has turned nasty - not because of anything we've done.
Peter Martin Suddenly Australia's trade balance has turned nasty - not because of anything we've done, but because of what we're now counting.
Peter Martin In the words of the immortal Charlie Rich, 'there won't be any more'. The Reserve Bank is done with cutting rates.
Peter Martin The Macquarie Group has scored a rare victory in its battle with the Tax Office over its use of offshore subsidiaries.
Peter Martin Foreign corporations wanting to sue Australian governments will have to cool their heels. Incoming trade minister Andrew Robb says Australia's negotiating position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership...
Peter Martin Foreign corporations wanting to sue Australian governments will have to cool their heels.
Peter Martin After six years of trailing, Liberal voters are on track to overtake as the most optimistic.
Peter Martin Suddenly it's the Coalition voters who feel good.
Peter Martin To hear the leaders talk you would think Labor and the Coalition were miles apart.
Peter Martin The timetable for completing the world's largest free trade agreement is slipping away.
Peter Martin At last, the Coalition is set to produce a set of policy costings we can believe.
Mark Kenny, Peter Martin Banks will suffer as Australia's teetering car industry finds itself among the few direct winners from a mini-budget on Friday designed to re-frame Labor's economic pitch and clear the decks for an...
Peter Martin A pre-election interest rate cut is just a "coin toss" away after evidence showing inflation heading below the RBA's target band.
Peter Martin Negotiations over what is set to be the world's biggest free trade agreement resume on Monday.
Peter Martin Ditching Julia Gillard has put Labor back in the game. To stay there it will have to ditch her economic narrative.
Peter Martin Tax Commissioner declares war on local companies trying to move profit centres offshore.
Peter Martin The head of BHP Billiton gets paid about 200 times as much as the average Australian.
Peter Martin If you don't quite get all the talk about productivity, the Productivity Commission doesn't quite get it either.
Peter Martin Australia's productivity growth is weak and likely to worsen, the Productivity Commission has found. But it says Australia isn't alone.