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The federal government has been urged to avoid any additional tightening in fiscal policy while Australia's economic growth remains moderate.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank has signalled a willingness to sit on the sidelines as it waits for the "stimulatory effects" of previous interest rate cuts to flow through to the economy, but has left open the...
A look at the week ahead in Australian business.
Weaker American manufacturing data, bolstering the case for delaying the wind-back of stimulus in the US, is helping the Australian dollar.
Nassim Khadem Australian house prices are being fuelled by Asian buyers, says US Federal Reserve member Richard Fisher, adding the market is ''robust''.
Phillip Dorling WikiLeaks has exposed details of secret trade negotiations that could leave Australians paying more for drugs and medicines, movies, computer games and software, and be placed under surveillance as...
Glenda Kwek Optimism about the booming housing market has lifted consumer confidence to its second-highest level in almost three years, but a weak jobs market remains a concern, a private survey has found.
Glenda Kwek Business confidence has fallen back towards its pre-election levels as optimism fades and conditions remain weak, a survey finds.
A jump in the number of new home loans is another sign that interest rate cuts are starting to work, but not for first-home buyers.
Michael Pascoe The good news is the RBA thinks economic growth has bottomed, the bad news is that growth won’t accelerate until early 2015.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank uses its latest statement to jawbone the dollar again, as it trims its growth forecast amid lower mining investment.
The US Federal Reserve’s “extremely expansionary monetary policy" can create problems for smaller economies, says the RBA's Guy Debelle.
Glenda Kwek The jobless rate has remained stable as the labour market softens amid a transition towards non-mining led growth.
Recovery in the housing market has seen the construction sector expand for the first time in more than three years.
Glenda Kwek The continued resilience in iron ore prices and record exports to China are boosting Australia's growth this year, HSBC economists say.
Australia’s trade deficit narrowed in September and trade accounts are expected to continue improving thanks to export volume growth.
Michael Pascoe The reality of the FBT rort is: a minority is having their purchase of a new car subsidised by the rest of us.
A business group is urging the Abbott government to scrap car industry subsidies and broaden the GST.
Michael Pascoe Tony Abbott might fancy being called “the infrastructure Prime Minister”, but the Reserve Bank can’t see that happening any time soon.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank has kept the record low cash rate unchanged in a widely expected move, following signs of a recovery in the non-mining sectors of the economy.