Eminent US Judge Jed Rakoff is in Australia to deliver the keynote speech for the Maurice Blackburn and Business Day class action symposium.
Despite sluggish domestic growth and a sharp fall in the terms of trade, the RBA is reluctant to cut rates further, preferring the weaker Australian dollar and already low cost of credit to fuel investment, spending and non-mining exports.
Australia current account deficit surged 40 per cent in the second quarter, increasing the chances that growth in the three months ended June 30 will fall well short of forecasts.
Skyrocketing price for US crude oil will mean pain at the bowser for us.
You can't keep downsizing your way to executive bonuses indefinitely
Business stock was flat in the June quarter, while sales dropped slightly and gross operating profit fell for the year.
If you've had a rough week courtesy of market volatility, just consider how much worse it could have been.
It was easy to miss, but a proposal with much practical potential arose from this week's meeting of the great and good at the National Reform Summit. It was an idea that could break the budget impasse.
Australia Post is seeking an almost 43 per cent increase in the price of postage stamps.
China's leaders will act too late to avoid a major downturn, says the economist who brought you the term 'Grexit.'
Not many people noticed that US gross domestic income increased at an annual rate of just 0.6 per cent.
Business investment continued to contract sharply in the June quarter, and won't improve any time soon, ABS capital expenditure survey shows.
Taxes are the price we pay for all the public services we demand of government. They are a necessary evil. So how do we decide which taxes are more or less evil?
Boral's boss has dismissed the row over royal commissioner Dyson Heydon's integrity as a distraction from a crisis in the construction industry.
Australians are "sleepwalking into a real mess", facing the equivalent of a recession in the next ten years as income growth looking far lower than officially forecast, the National Reform Summit has been told.
Further market volatility could force a rethink by the Reserve Bank of Australia on its next interest rate move.
Too bad it's politicians we rely on to drive economic reform.
Beware of treasurers promising to protect you from the ravages of bracket creep. They're like Mafia bosses promising to protect you from robbers and thieves.
Thousands of Victorian households are missing out on cheaper bills because they are not using their already installed reverse cycle air conditioners to heat their homes as an alternative to gas systems.
Traders and investors have been betting for months and October is a long shot, but Wall Street isn't ruling it out.
Interest rate swap markets now showing a 76 per cent chance of a 25 basis point reduction by the November board meeting of the RBA.
M2 Group boss Geoff Horth warns the $15 billion blowout in the cost of building the NBN could make the internet more expensive for Australians.
The big NBN blowout asks the question anew: was it worth scrapping Labor's full-blown project?
Huge infrastructure projects have great appeal for some but are less economically effective than doing maintenance.
It was another seismic week in global business. But if you look at only one chart, make it this one.
The Rich Mates Act amendment bill was introduced to Parliament on Thursday.
Josh Barro and Justin Wolfers
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NSW and Victoria are at loggerheads going into Friday's tax reform meeting, with NSW wanting an increase in the GST, while Victoria wants a higher Medicare Levy.
The US Federal Reserve will remain noncommittal until the very last moment, says Allianz's Mohamed El-Erian.