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Australia today sees the swearing in of its 28th prime minister, with Tony Abbott pledging to rein in spending even as the growth outlook weakens -- stepping up challenges for Glenn Stevens, who...
Michael Pascoe The parts of the world that matter most to us are running at about their average speed, booms and Great Recessions notwithstanding, the RBA confirms.
Sales of new motor vehicles in Australia bounced in August after a sharp drop the previous month, with demand for sports utility vehicles staying healthy, data showed today.
The Reserve Bank signals another interest rate cut is possible, but it is not keen to make the move soon.
The RBA will release the minutes of its latest meeting, where it scrapped its easing bias. But with the dollar picking up strength the chance of another rate cut grows.
John Collett In the wake of the GFC, the Rudd government made it easier for foreigners to buy local property. But it later reversed some of the changes.
Ruth Williams and Clancy Yeates THE host of reforms rolled out in the wake of the global financial crisis should be raked over and assessed by the Abbott government's upcoming "son of Wallis" inquiry, experts say, to ensure they...
Michael Pascoe Long a retail investor darling, what will Telstra's role be in the revamped NBN?
Max Mason Disappointingly soft jobs report revives the chance of a cut in interest rates and knocks the dollar lower.
Consumer confidence has soared to three-year highs, propelled by record low interest rates and the election of a coalition government.
Michael Bleby, Caitlin Fitzsimmons, Nassim Khadem Former refugees fear that the current focus on asylum seekers is obstructing a mature discussion about the sort of immigration regime the country needs.
Max Mason Business confidence has surged, as firms hoped the election would put an end to political uncertainty, but actual conditions remain weak.
Michael Pascoe Latest figures indicate that the Australian economy has bottomed out and should slowly but steadily pick up from here.
The number of home loans approved has risen for the seventh month in a row, showing the housing sector continues to strengthen.
Job advertisements have declined for a six straight months and are now only 5 per cent above the lowest level reached during the GFC.
Australia’s construction industry continues to struggle despite low interest rates, with activity in the sector falling for the 39th consecutive month.
Michael Pascoe Remember all the times shadow treasurer Joe Hockey furrowed his brow, shook his jowls and growled that Australia had a budget crisis? Turns out he was only joking.
Australia’s trade balance fell back into the red in July, but economists say it should return to surplus soon as resource exports increase.
Nichola Saminather Property prices fell sharply on the Gold Coast in the past years, but there are signs the market is heating up again.
Gareth Hutchens Australia’s economy is continuing to expand at a slow pace, but there are signs of a shift away from mining-led growth.