Eric Johnston, Peter Martin BORROWERS are in for more pain this week with the Commonwealth and National Australia banks expected to begin separate reviews of their mortgage and business rates before announcing...
Eric Johnston and Peter Martin Borrowers face further pain, with Commonwealth and NAB expected to review mortgage, business rates.
Peter Martin and Eric Johnston ANZ has quietly lifted the mortgage rate it charges new customers.
Peter Martin An unusually weak Christmas for credit card use suggests the end-of-year spending malaise may have extended beyond retail stores.
Peter Martin A betting plunge on financial markets puts an interest rate cut today as good as certain with weak retail sales figures indicating the worst growth on record.
Peter Martin MENTION ''the Brisbane Line'' to someone old enough and they will think of the line on a map allegedly drawn during World War II to separate the Australian south-east from the rest of the nation,...
Peter Martin Exempting agriculture and deforestation from the carbon tax will cost $3.5 billion a year.
Peter Martin SYDNEY housing prices have defied the nation, climbing in seasonally adjusted terms in December while they continued to fall in every other capital.
Peter Martin Israel may hold the key to next week's Australian decision about interest rates
Peter Martin A DRAMATIC drop in inflation means there is now nothing to stop the Reserve Bank cutting interest rates when it meets for the first time this year on Tuesday week.
Peter Martin AUSTRALIA needs to be ready with a new economic stimulus program the moment Europe ''blows'', a leading economist says.
Peter Martin A SURPRISE decision by retailers to shy away from the usual Christmas practice of hiring extra workers has given Australia the worst jobs performance in two decades, sparking talk of two more...
Peter Martin, Jessica Wright AUSTRALIA should brace for a return to the ''ugliest'' of times if the latest World Bank warning of a new financial crisis proves correct, a leading economist says.
Peter Martin FINANCIAL markets are banking on at least three more rate cuts over the next six months, but an increasing proportion of home borrowers appear not to care.
Peter Martin Financial markets are banking on more rate cuts over the next six months.
Peter Martin Interest rates are down, our sharemarket will climb, and we'll survive Europe's storm.
Peter Martin It will be a line-ball whether Wayne Swan gets his promised 2012-13 budget surplus.
Peter Martin None of the Age's economic forecasting panel forsaw the events and trends of 2011.
Peter Martin INTEREST rates are headed down, the sharemarket will climb, and we'll survive whatever Europe throws at us.
Peter Martin WHO would have thought it? Certainly none of the 20-odd members of the economic forecasting panel this time last year.