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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.
Peter Martin, Mark Kenny An unprecedented further cut in interest rates to levels never seen before in Australia is now virtually certain as the national economy sputters with dwindling growth and disposable incomes slipping...
Peter Martin After a year of finely judged inactivity, the Reserve Bank is stirring.
Peter Martin The OECD has warned treasurer Joe Hockey the economy might not be strong enough to withstand further big budget cuts.
Peter Martin Australia's leading business economists are picking the Reserve Bank to leave its cash rate on hold for another six months, making it a record run of nearly two years without moves.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank is looking at measures to "stretch out the upswing" in the housing market, governor Glenn Stevens has confirmed.
Peter Martin Treasurer Joe Hockey has closed the G20 finance ministers' meeting, singling out for special attention action on so-called "patent boxes" where companies pay much lower tax on the portion of their...
Peter Martin The Bureau of Statistics has the jobs numbers back on track. It has reworked its seasonal adjustment process to remove the wild gyrations of recent months that had called into question the entire...
Peter Martin The Bureau of Statistics thinks it's got to the bottom of what's been wrong with its employment survey and it's bumped up the unemployment rate to compensate.
Peter Martin Corporations drowning in red tape are doing it to themselves, a leading consultancy firm says.
Peter Martin One of Australia's leading consultancy firms has a message for corporations drowning in red tape - you're doing it to yourselves.
Peter Martin The Australian Bureau of Statistics is preparing to outsource its residential property price index, buying in data from a private provider.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has raised the spectre of a "relatively violent" sell-off in financial markets, saying investors are unprepared after an unnaturally long period of stability.
Peter Martin A government-dominated investigation of the proposed Australia-Korea Free Trade Agreement had damned it with faint praise saying its benefits are "minimal" and that its intellectual property...
Peter Martin Too many businesses are keener to pay dividends than they are to grow, an exasperated Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has told a parliamentary hearing.
Peter Martin Staff working for the Australian Bureau of Statistics will be banned from short-term trading in financial markets and required to provide annual declarations of their financial assets under a series...
Peter Martin Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson has talked up global growth as the IMF has marked down its forecasts, saying he is sifting through 700 measures that should expand leading economies in the lead-up...
Peter Martin and Clancy Yeates The Financial System Inquiry has proposed a revolution in Australia's superannuation system that would banish high fees and force Australians to take more super as income rather than lump sums.
Peter Martin, Clancy Yeates The financial system inquiry has proposed a revolution in Australia's superannuation system that would vanquish high fees and force people to take more super as income rather than lump sums.
Peter Martin The first report of David Murray’s financial system inquiry is an indictment of Labor and the superannuation scheme of which it is so proud.
Peter Martin The Murray inquiry will show whether it is working for investors or the banks.