Before ploughing into a busy 2015, stop to consider 2014's achievements.
Michael Koziol and Alana Schetzer One of the nation's largest real estate agents has warned the Reserve Bank of Australia against putting limits on home loans.
New home sales have rebounded, suggesting construction will remain strong into 2015.
Activity in the services sector has fallen for the seventh consecutive month, but there are signs that it might be getting ready for a recovery.
Sales of new homes in Australia rose 3.3 per cent in August, partially reversing a fall in the previous month to remain at a historically high level, an industry survey showed on Friday.
James Eyers and Gareth Hutchens ANZ chief executive Mike Smith says home buyers must heed warnings that property prices can fall and is unperturbed about the prospect of central bank intervention to curb lending, saying such action...
Heath Aston and Georgia Wilkins The heads of Australia's biggest companies and foreign multinationals, including Apple, Google and coal miner Glencore, are expected to be hauled in front of a parliamentary inquiry into tax...
Mark Mulligan Australia's trade deficit continued to narrow in August, as the value of exports fell less than those of imports.
Gareth Hutchens and AAP New regulations to curb some of the investor froth in the housing market look set to be introduced before the end of the year.
Approvals for the construction of new homes rose 3.0 per cent across Australia in August, official figures show.
Misa Han It's a phrase you're likely to hear a lot of in the next little while, because "macroprudential tools" are back on the economic agenda. But what does that actually mean?
Emma Kelly ACT retailers experienced the second-largest slump in trade in August as public service job cuts continue to pull back spending.
Alana Schetzer, Scott Parker and Lisa Visentin The plummeting Australian dollar may be causing woes for intrepid Australians travelling abroad, but for the domestic tourism industry it is good news.
Mark Mulligan Shoppers stayed at home in August according to Australian Bureau of Statistics retail data released on Wednesday that showed turnover in the sector rose a paltry 0.
Mark Mulligan House price growth across the country cooled a little in the quarter just ended, after a virtually flat September, according to sector monitor RP Data Corelogic.
Alana Schetzer Thousands of Australians are taking money from their retirement nest eggs to pay for weight-loss surgery and other life-saving medical treatments that are not covered by Medicare.
Mark Mulligan Developed economies are at risk of becoming trapped in a low-growth, low-inflation cycle in which debt will be hard to pay down, according to an ominous report.
Mark Mulligan Lending by banks and other financial institutions expanded at a slower pace than expected in August, as growth in mortgages failed to compensate for flatness in the business sector.
Gareth Hutchens and James Eyers with Karen Maley AMP chief executive Craig Meller has backed macro-prudential measures by the central bank to stem the sharp rise in housing prices, but said they will not address the fundamental driver of...
Karen Maley A leading economist has called on Canberra to put an end to negative gearing for new investors as the best way to dampen frothy property markets in Sydney and Melbourne.
Stephen Cauchi A lower exchange rate would not have helped manufacturing during the mining boom, according to modelling conducted by the Reserve Bank.