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Listen to Matt Wade, Ross Gittins, and Jessica Irvine in this new Fairfax Media podcast.

The great Australian property 'illusion' exposed

This podcast will draw on Fairfax Media's crack team of economics experts to help you get a better understanding of the things that affect your job, your mortgage and your family budget.

Woodside chief executive Peter Coleman: ''You put up barriers here and it will get reciprocated.''

Business leaders slam visa changes

Business leaders and one of the world's top economic experts have savaged the federal government's visa changes, accusing them of threatening the economy and labelling foreigners as barbarians.

Aldi Australia CEO Tom Daunt wants to be more transparent about the retailer's tax position.

Disclosure on way as Aldi signs up to tax code

ALDI Australia has signed up to the federal government's voluntary Tax Transparency Code, which will require the retail giant to give taxpayers some level of disclosure about its highly secretive tax affairs.

All the deterioration in June's consumer sentiment came from female respondents, while males and those aged 18 to 24 ...

Consumer pessimism takes hold as women grow weary

A measure of Australian consumer sentiment fell for a third straight month as disappointing news clouded the outlook for the economy, a survey showed on Wednesday. Interestingly, all the deterioration in June came from female respondents,

The RBA's word count.

RBA chief Philip Lowe proves he's chatty not nutty

When Philip Lowe, in his first statement as Reserve Bank governor, said the bank wasn't full of "inflation nutters," he added some rare colour to the often dry world of central bank speak. Nine months on, he has continued to show he's a good talker.

The Australian dollar remains stubbornly high.

The RBA theory that isn't working

As the gap between Australian and American rates narrows, other things being equal, the Aussie dollar should weaken against the greenback. The problem is that the theory isn't working.

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