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Stephen Cauchi Commercial finance lending is up 12.1 per cent in June, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Monday morning.
Joanna Mather The restaurant industry is encouraging members to automate and outsource as much as possible to save money in the face of “unsustainable” labour costs.
The number of home loans approved in June rose 0.2 per cent, ABS figures show.
Ross Gittins Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott shouldn’t take all the blame for the low quality of the measures in the budget.
Michael Heath The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its growth and inflation forecasts amid a steeper drop in mining investment and reiterated interest rates will remain on hold.
Nassim Khadem The Tax Office is launching a web-chat service, called “click to chat”, so small business owners can talk to the regulator directly, in a bid to cut costs.
Malcolm Maiden The Reserve Bank completed a trifecta of central banking economic assessments with its statement on monetary policy on Friday.
Michael Pascoe Employment data, like claims about migrant visas, requires a little perspective.
Vesna Poljak The highest Australian unemployment rate in 12 years has brought forward bets on an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank as traders increasingly believe the economy will need a stimulus.
James Eyers Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen has described the loss of jobs as a result of automation by technology as “one of the greatest unspoken challenges in the Australian economy”.
Max Mason Unemployment jumps to 6.4 per cent, its highest level in more than 10 years, after a surprise fall in jobs growth.
Shaun Drummond Cash will fall to just over 40 per cent of all payments by 2018, and cheques will disappear, a new study has found.
Michael Pascoe It’s the performance of services that should provide optimism about Australia being able to transition from its reliance on resources.
Malcolm Maiden The RBA is on hold, and not hinting that might be close to moving.
Mark Mulligan The Reserve Bank of Australia has again left the official interest cash rate at 2.5 per cent.
Luke Malpass Shoppers don't buy home brand goods because they don't know any better, a new study has found.
Mark Mulligan Australia’s seasonally-adjusted trade deficit narrowed by $320 million, to $1.7 billion in June
Jenny Wiggins Heavy engineering outfit Downer EDI has posted a year to June net profit of $216 million, as the downturn in the mining sector weighed on its performance.
Max Mason The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to stand pat later today, but there will be plenty for Governor Glenn Stevens and the central bank board to consider.
Mark Mulligan The value of Australia’s Future Fund has surpassed $100 billion for the first time since it was set up by then-Treasurer Peter Costello in 2006.