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Glenda Kwek Business conditions have soared to a 2½-year high.
Glenda Kwek The Reserve Bank is tipped to sit on the sidelines at its first board meeting of the year next month, according to a poll of Australian economists.
Shaun Drummond Australian house prices have grown faster than those in any other major economy but low interest rates and high incomes mean they're still relatively affordable, says credit ratings agency Fitch.
Glenda Kwek Consumer prices jumped by a surprise 0.8 per cent last quarter.
Glenda Kwek Consumer confidence has slipped for the second straight month to its lowest level since July, as concerns about unemployment weighed and cheer over rises in house prices faded.
Georgia Wilkins Chief executives are more positive about the global economy, but remain cautious about growth in their own companies, survey finds.
Glenda Kwek Older Australians are fuelling growing demand for mortgages, according to new data that also provides further evidence that first home buyers are giving up and exiting the market.
Gareth Hutchens The Abbott government’s Commission of Audit says it needs to delay its report and federal treasurer Joe Hockey has agreed to extend its deadline.
Glenda Kwek A private gauge of Australian inflation jumped by the most in almost three years in December driven largely by higher prices for food, petrol and tobacco.
Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Fears of a rate hike fails to deter investment experts who want the currency below US85¢.
Ben Westcott Public service job cuts are continuing to hit the ACT economy, as new participation numbers show the territory's unemployed are losing hope.
Glenda Kwek The jobless rate has remained at a four-year high of 5.8 per cent as 22,600 jobs were shed from to the economy.
Peter Martin, Nick O'Malley While in Canberra the Commission of Audit was railing against Australia's ''poor productivity, high dollar, high energy costs and heavy reliance on the resources sector'', in Los Angeles Australia's...
Glenda Kwek The struggle for first-home buyers has continued, with their share of home loan approvals falling to a new record low.
Glenda Kwek Job advertisements have continued to decline but show further signs of stabilisation across some states.
Glenda Kwek Here are 15 charts showing what you need to know about the economy as it transitions away from mining-led growth.
This year is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the economy as it grapples with a fall-off in mining investment, which has been driving Australia's growth over the past few years.
Glenda Kwek Approvals for private sector houses have continue to rise, as the housing market strengthens amid signs of a recovery in non-mining sectors.
Glenda Kwek Australians appear to be opening their wallets again, with retail sales rising more than expected in November.
Glenda Kwek The cutbacks by federal and state governments are starting to be felt in the employment market, with public sector job vacancies falling far below their historical average.