Chris Carr, a real estate agent in Sydney's northwestern suburbs, has had to convince sellers to drop prices on at least six homes in the past two months to complete transactions.
Perpetual Investments' head of investment research Matt Sherwood says the "one-dimensional view" of his former Sydney University economics professor conveniently ignores the economy's resilience and diversity against the odds.
Brazil's economy shrank 1.7 per cent in the third quarter, deepening its sharpest recession in 25 years.
Australia's healthcare system is out of sync with modern needs thanks to a "triple whammy" of problems, argues global healthcare expert.
Only the ten lords-a-leaping have scored a pay rise.
The recent resilience of the Australian dollar may force the central bank to resume talking down the currency.
The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate at 2 per cent for the seventh month in a row on Tuesday, but left the door ajar for a further cut in 2016.
A strong rise in exports has increased the chances that economic growth in the three months through September will at least match forecasts of around 0.7 per cent.
There's a boom rolling through Sydney for decades, supporting house prices along the way.
Left unchecked, extraordinarily generous concessions on superannuation will land our tax system in danger.
Strategists at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America have been calling the bottom in emerging markets, but Citigroup feels differently.
The Business Council of Australia says the government's plan to slash the screening threshold for overseas investment is "actively discouraging foreign investment".
Australia is headed towards recession, according to former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, due to weak domestic investment and the slowdown in China.
From an employment perspective, maybe the capex outlook isn't as bad as it first looked on Thursday.
Companies' operating profits climbed slightly more than expected during the third quarter, adding weight to forecasts that gross domestic product for the three months to the end of September should be markedly stronger than the June quarter's 0.2 per cent.
Australia has only just begun to tumble over the mining investment cliff new forecasts suggest, with mining investment set to fall a further 58 per cent over the next three years after sliding 11 per cent in 2014-15.
We'll see how many of Harper's braver proposals are actually implemented. Most of them are up to the premiers, not the feds.
Books of the bookmakers make for sorry reading.
Population is sometimes overlooked as a key factor in our prosperity.
Review fatigue aside, the competition inquiry has delivered food for thought.
It used to be simple: When the currency tumbled, consumer prices would rise as the cost of imported goods climbed. Not anymore.
The housing market isn't crashing, but it could force the RBA to cut interest rates again, Citi economists say.
Business investment is collapsing at a record pace as resource companies accelerate cutbacks.
South Australia has broken ranks with other Labor states and come out in favour of a 15 per cent goods and services tax, with conditions.
Women have a part to play to reduce the gender pay gap. If you want a promotion, apply for it, and keep pushing until you do.
Our biggest companies are pretty aged, compared to the dynamic corporate giants that power the world's biggest economy.
On the largest island in the Great Barrier Reef, $80 billion of LNG terminals are helping feed China's hunger for energy. The next major construction project may appeal to its tourists.
The majority of the Australian Taxation Office's workforce may be female, but it's a different story in its middle and upper management.
For commodities, it's like the 21st century never happened. The last time commodity investor returns were this low, Apple's best-selling product was a desktop computer, and you could pay for it with francs and deutsche marks.