If Barry O'Farrell's lost bottle of Grange turns up, it could be worth a lot more than $3000.
Michael Pascoe For a nation where consumer pessimists apparently outnumber optimists, we're spending remarkably strongly and looking to borrow more.
The housing construction sector continues to strengthen, following a surge in investment housing.
Low interest rates and good news about jobs and the housing market have failed to stoke consumer confidence.
Peter Martin What's next after the Japan free trade agreement and the Korean free trade agreement?
Michael Pascoe Make no mistake, Japan is the big winner from the slight reduction in agricultural trade barriers - and that's a perfectly good and very desirable thing.
Jared Lynch Solar projects totaling tens of millions of dollars are at risk after the Abbott government launched a review into its renewable energy targets.
Tim Binsted Ricegrowers' Association of Australia President Les Gordon has slammed Prime Minister Tony Abbott's landmark free trade agreement with Japan as a deal that punishes and ignores ricegrowers.
Glenda Kwek Business confidence has weakened to its lowest levels since the federal election as sluggish activity weighed on positive sentiment, a monthly private survey has found.
Glenda Kwek Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet rose for a third straight month in March.
Australia’s construction industry remains in decline but there are signs of improvement.
David Ramli Telstra chief executive David Thodey has admitted the company's meteoric mobile subscriber growth will start to drop off over the next 12 months amid rising competition from rivals SingTel-Optus and...
Ross Gittins Part of my job is to relay the messages of our top econocrats, but just because I report their views faithfully doesn't mean I agree with them.
Georgia Wilkins, Noel Towell and Ben Butler An Australian Tax Office crackdown on ''corporate tax erosion'' has revealed that at least three major multinational technology companies are paying ''very low or no taxation'' in Australia.
What's on this week in the world of business.
Real estate prices
Christopher Joye Australian household debt has hit a record 177 per cent of annual disposable income while housing valuations are "flashing red", according to Barclay's chief economist, Kieran Davies.
Max Mason Declining demand has led Boral and CSR to propose a $230 million joint-venture which will combine their brick operations across the east coast of Australia.
Jared Lynch An ''increasingly uncompetitive'' labour market is forcing Australian small companies to lag behind their global peers, a Goldman Sachs report has found.
Bianca Hartge-Hazelman A nine-year link between the performance of Australian and Chinese stocks is breaking down as investors start to factor in a future where the land Down Under is less reliant on the world’s...
Michael Pascoe Comment: The last thing politicians want is a reminder of the politically unpalatable decisions ahead of them, but they've had two in as many days.
Glenda Kwek Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has backed Treasury boss Martin Parkinson call for a debate on fiscal policy, saying that reform was needed if governments wanted to spur economic growth.