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Peter Martin is the Economics Editor for The Age.

World wants a bit of our boring

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Peter Martin "Trust" is the most important commodity Australia has to offer overseas consumers apart from minerals, a new assessment of growth opportunities has found.

Regulation

Financial planners free to flout advice rules due for repeal

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Peter Martin Financial planners are free to flout parts of the new Future of Financial Advice Act while the Coalition prepares to dismantle them.

Financial planners free to flout advice rules due for repeal

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Peter Martin Financial planners are free to flout parts of the new Future of Financial Advice Act while the Coalition prepares to dismantle them.

G20 Australia

Bank of England governor Mark Carney wants to make banks pay their own way

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Peter Martin The governor of the Bank of England has told the world's biggest banks to stop whingeing about proposed new capital requirements, saying they've had it too easy for too long.

G20 pushes for cut in Australian worker rights

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Peter Martin Australia is being pushed to cut its employment protection framework, such as unfair dismissal laws, by 10 per cent and reduce access to the pension as part of a drive by world leaders to boost...

OECD warns of new era of low economic growth globally

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Gareth Hutchens, Peter Martin Slowdown in productivity and risk of unemployment threatens to usher in new era of low economic growth,

Don't believe the hype: wages growth is not hurting the economy

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Peter Martin Don't believe what you've heard. Wages are barely climbing. The Bureau of Statistics compiles the only reliable measure, and it came out on Wednesday.

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Economy

International Monetary Fund contradicts Tony Abbott on debt policy

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Peter Martin The IMF has slapped down a line of argument run by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

International Monetary Fund contradicts Tony Abbott on debt policy

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Peter Martin The International Monetary Fund has slapped down a line of argument run by Prime Minister Tony Abbott ahead of a visit to Australia by its chief, Christine Lagarde.

Currency

IMF: Australian dollar should trade at ‘low US80¢’

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Peter Martin The Australian dollar is too high and needs to come down by as much as 10 per cent, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest review of Australia.

BusinessDay's top tipster has the software solutions

Peter Martin The most accurate of the BusinessDay forecasters this past year was only half human.

Rates

Interest rate to stay put in 2014, experts predict

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Peter Martin As the Reserve Bank prepares for its first board meeting of the year, the BusinessDay forecasting panel is predicting a rarity - an entire year without a move in official interest rates.

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Inflation surprise means the IMF is now talking to us

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Peter Martin Just when it looked as if the IMF was always talking to someone else, along comes a game-changing inflation result.

Trade

Australia ranked one of the three best countries in which to do business in

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Peter Martin, Nick O'Malley While in Canberra the Commission of Audit was railing against Australia's ''poor productivity, high dollar, high energy costs and heavy reliance on the resources sector'', in Los Angeles Australia's...

Inside the floating of the $A

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Peter Martin From the moment Paul Keating became treasurer in 1983 he was determined to float the Australian dollar. Now we can reveal what went on behind the scenes 30 years ago.

Korean trade deal sorted, now Andrew Robb faces the Trans Pacific Partnership challenge

Peter Martin Fresh from concluding the long-promised free-trade agreement with South Korea, Australia's Trade Minister has a new challenge.

Trade

Robb to tackle Trans Pacific Partnership

Andrew Robb leaves the ABC studios in Southbank after yesterday's Liberal win in the Federal election.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie.  September 8 2013.

Peter Martin Trade Minister will try to put together probably the most difficult trade agreement in history.

Competition

Abbott announces review of competition policy

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Mark Kenny and Peter Martin PM announces high-profile make-up of his Business Advisory Council as he unveils first review of competition policy since Hilmer report.

Tony Abbott names body to guide competition policy review

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Mark Kenny Peter Martin The Prime Minister has announced the high-profile make-up of his Business Advisory Council as he unveiled the first review of competition policy since the Hilmer report.

Economy

Treasurer Joe Hockey's $8.8b RBA top-up bid draws scrutiny over debt ceiling

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Peter Martin Previously secret Reserve Bank documents reveal neither of Joe Hockey's two predecessors as treasurer were ever asked to top-up the bank's reserve fund by the $8.8bn he said was needed.