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Michael Pascoe Poor old negative gearing, carrying the can for perceived housing affordability problems, fitted out as a convenient scapegoat, so much easier to blame it than to deal with the myriad factors bearing...
Mark Mulligan Demand for student rental accommodation was driving up the premium for inner-city property in Sydney, but housing affordability in Australia generally was manageable, says the head of financial...
For Goldman Sachs, the worst is ahead for Australia and housing-bubble concerns will fade as the focus shifts to slowing jobs growth and inflation.
Mark Hawthorne As major events go, the Melbourne Cup carnival has often been a bellwether of the state of the Australian economy. And this year, it's NSW money that's propping up Victoria's spring racing calendar.
Georgia Wilkins The Tax Office is keeping a close eye on foreign banks as part of its push to stop money being sent offshore by wealthy individuals.
The Reserve Bank has been slammed for doing too little too late to curb risky lending to property investors
Jens Meyer As household finances improve to the tune of $625 a year and share prices fall, there are finally some reasons to buy retail stocks, Citi says.
Mark Mulligan Consumer prices edged 0.5 per cent higher in the September quarter, as rises in the cost of fruit, houses, property rates, and vehicle charges were offset by falls in electricity and petrol.
Vesna Poljak One of the region’s most senior fixed-income experts has underscored the divide between economists and the bond market by reasserting his call that the Reserve Bank of Australia may be...
Gareth Hutchens Economics teaches us to see things that we can’t see with our eyes.
Mark Mulligan The Reserve Bank of Australia intensified its focus on global growth and market volatility in the minutes of its October policy meeting, with concerns about China, Japan and Europe more prominent...
Australians are set to loosen the purse strings a little as rising house prices give consumer confidence a leg up.
Mark Mulligan Falling real incomes in Australia and global growth concerns are undermining corporate and consumer confidence and put at risk the government’s fiscal objectives, a conference heard on Monday.
Julie-anne Sprague Billionaire Perth-based businessman Kerry Stokes says economic conditions in his home state are the worst in nearly 25 years.
Michael Pascoe Unfortunately economics isn’t as simple as the average minister for employment might make out.
NSW has knocked off Western Australia as the country's strongest economy, as the glow of the mining investment boom continues to fade.
Mark Mulligan The unemployment rate in Australia may not peak until the end of next year or early 2016, forcing the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut the cash rate from the current 2.
What's on in the world of business this week.
Sally Rose Across talkback radio, editorial columns, twitter, and stock forums this week, market watchers have been a abuzz with their views on Reserve Bank of Australia assistant governor Guy Debelle's warning...
James Chessell Rupert Murdoch used an after-dinner speech to the world’s most powerful finance ministers to argue against the widespread quantitative easing adopted by central banks, arguing the policy was...