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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin Australia's productivity growth is weak and likely to worsen, the Productivity Commission has found. But it says Australia isn't alone.
Peter Martin The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recast itself as a champion of small business in the lead-up to the election, using a National Press Club address to launch a campaign called ''The...
Peter Martin Treasury describes as "hysteria" reports of tumbling demand in the mining state.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has left the door open to further interest rate cuts, saying it has ''scope for further easing''.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank board is expected to keep interest rates on hold when it meets on Tuesday.
Peter Martin Dismal news on retail sales, company profits and a soft inflation reading will strengthen the hand of those within the Reserve Bank who would like to cut interest rates once more on Tuesday.
Peter Martin Manufacturers cutting spending because of the high dollar risk shooting themselves in the foot by being far less likely to adopt new technology, an Australian Industry Group survey has found.
Peter Martin The next government should be prepared to push the budget even further into deficit says OECD.
Peter Martin Sometimes a regulator can be too safety-conscious. The Reserve Bank has outed itself as one such regulator.
Peter Martin Mining investment boom has peaked, but way down not too frightening forum says.
Peter Martin Australians will have to pay more tax or expect poorer government services, the head of the Treasury has warned.
Peter Martin Australians will have to pay more tax or expect poorer services, Treasury head warns.
Peter Martin Accepting the bulk of Wayne Swan's budget cuts will only get Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey so far.
Peter Martin In the face of enormous pressure to return the budget to surplus quickly, Wayne Swan has run the other way.
Peter Martin Australia's economic future is strong but uncertain, according to the Treasurer. The massive resource investment boom is shifting to a boom in production and exports.
Peter Martin Michael was outraged. Earlier in the week I'd written that anyone earning more than $210,100 a year was ultra-rich, in the top 1 per cent.
Peter Martin Deep concern about the high Australian dollar drove the Reserve Bank to cut its cash rate to the lowest level on record on Tuesday, a cut quickly passed on by all but one of the big banks.
Matt Wade and Peter Martin Incomes in Australia's best-paid postcode – Sydney's Darling Point area – rose by more than $21,000 in 2010-11, the latest Tax Office figures show.
Peter Martin Australia faces a decade of budget deficits with the annual total set to pass $60 billion in 2023 unless governments take tough action to "share the pain", an expert panel has warned.
Peter Martin It would be wrong to claim the judge didn't seriously consider its claims about jobs.