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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.
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.