New Zealand's Queenstown adds top-notch golf to its long list of attractions.
Spending across the economy has grown at its slowest pace in 10 months, showing confidence remains subdued.
The Reserve Bank signals further interest-rate cuts remain a possibility.
Ross Gittins The fiscal outlook statement this week had something written on the cover in invisible ink.
Glenda Kwek Australian mortgage holders could be hit by future payment shocks as interest rates rise and the unemployment rate lifts, a global ratings agency has warned in a call for lending stress tests.
David Jolly The economy as a whole of the European Union, which consists of 28 nations, has grown.
Investors are too pessimistic about the economy and the Reserve Bank may be finished cutting interest rates, Aberdeen Asset Management says.
Michael Pascoe The Rudd 2.0 effect has kicked in for consumer confidence, but only among Labor supporters. What happens to confidence if he doesn’t win?
A measure of consumer confidence swings higher as the latest cut in interest rates makes people feel better about their own finances, a promising omen for consumption in the months ahead.
Glenda Kwek The recent rise in commodity prices is expected to deliver a boost to the government's coffers even as the mining investment boom peaks.
Glenda Kwek Australia is the most expensive country for international students, ahead of the US and UK, but the falling currency and improved visa processes could soon seen a resurgence in numbers.
Michael Pascoe So what's really troubling Joe Hockey's belief system and delaying the release of election policy costings – Treasury's estimates or internal Coalition differences?
Glenda Kwek Business confidence drops to an eight-month-low and business conditions remain weak despite the decline in the dollar and falling interest rates, a survey finds.
Glenda Kwek Australians are remaining cautious about taking on new debt despite the Reserve Bank slashing the cash rate to all-time lows, with the value of credit card purchases falling to their March levels.
Tim Colebatch The RBA’s latest statement of monetary policy is less bearish that some had feared, but anything but bullish.
The Reserve Bank has lowered its growth outlook as the economy transitions from mining investment, a process that may be aided by the currency falling further from its still ‘‘high level.’’
Tim Colebatch It’s a puzzle. On the seasonally adjusted estimates that analysts choose to focus on, July saw 5700 fewer people unemployed. So times are good, huh?
Glenda Kwek The jobless rate has remained at a four-year high, as the economy lost 10,200 jobs.
Malcolm Maiden The Reserve Bank has been trying to persuade people to move money out of deposits.
At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 per cent, effective 7 August 2013.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank has cut rates for the second time this year, prompting banks to pass on the mortgage relief, with Westpac going a step further than the competition.