Wine barrels play a surprisingly crucial role in making the world's best spirits.
Sales of new homes in Australia rose in October to their highest in four months, a sign of resilient demand that should encourage further building, an industry survey showed on Thursday.
Brian Robins Hard on the heels of flagged cuts to electricty prices, the NSW power companies have warned that thousands of jobs would be lost if the
Mark Mulligan Business spending on new plant, equipment and buildings rose slightly in the September quarter, as investment in non-resource sectors continued to compensate for the downturn in mining-related...
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said the tenor of economic data will decide when the US central bank raises interest rates.
Stephen Cauchi Cheap coal-fueled electricity is touted by miners and politicians as a way out of poverty for developing nations, but apparently Africa hasn’t been listening.
The amount of construction work done in Australia fell 2.2 per cent in the September quarter, official figures show.
Peter Martin The OECD has warned treasurer Joe Hockey the economy might not be strong enough to withstand further big budget cuts.
Stephen Cauchi Australia would cope with another recession soon but many of the world's most indebted countries would not, a report shows.
James Kanter European Union authorities are set to unveil a long-awaited investment plan this week with the ambition of channeling 315 billion euros($460 billion) into public infrastructure projects like...
Lucy Cormack Women may be scarce in the exclusive club of ultra wealthy Aussies, but on average they are worth more than twice as much as their male counterparts.
Mark Mulligan Low interest rates were working in Australia, and any further cuts would also be effective, says Reserve Bank of Australia deputy governor Philip Lowe.
Michael Pascoe I’m becoming a little worried about the Reserve Bank deputy governor, Philip Lowe. If he keeps making so much sense, seeing the big picture through the political posturing, there are dark...
Mark Mulligan Economic, cultural and educational links with Asia were becoming increasingly important to Australia's prosperity and the country needs to rethink its growth model, Reserve Bank of Australia deputy...
Nassim Khadem Australia's biggest companies can keep their tax bills secret for another year after the federal government rejected calls to bring forward laws designed to increase transparency.
Mark Mulligan Australia has taken its engineers, its builders, its IT professionals and its healthcare workers. Now New Zealand wants them back.
Aquis Group, the developer that's planning to build the world's largest hotel in the tropical Australian city of Cairns, put the project on review after a related casino takeover fell through.
Ross Gittins India has gone from a developing to a developed economy without worrying about building a big, export-oriented manufacturing sector.
Wayne Cole Chinese demand for Australian resources is likely to stay strong over the long run as the Asian giant continues to urbanise and mature into a consumer-led economy, a top central banker said on Friday.
Soon American and Chinese consumers may be able to bite into our Kensington Pride and Bowen mangoes, with first exports to the US expected to start by February.
Vesna Poljak The United States economy will carry the rest of the world next year, but the market is underestimating how fast the Federal Reserve will rack up rate rises once they start tightening in September,...