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Mark Mulligan Borrowing by consumers remained sluggish in May, while businesses and property developers were happier to take advantage of low interest rates.
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens said he sees the "likelihood of some disruption in markets" when the US Federal Reserve raises interest rates.
Gareth Hutchens Leading economists have rejected the Abbott government's claims of a ''budget emergency'', saying the budget only faces a medium-term ''problem'' rather than a crisis, which should be dealt with...
Australia's housing boom is cooling off, but the market remains strong, as home loan approvals held steady in May.
Michael Pascoe The latest labour force statistics have something for everyone: pessimists will point to the rise in the headline seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 6 per cent; optimists will concentrate on...
Stephen Cauchi Australia’s unemployment rate for June has held steady at 5.9 per cent, according to figures released on Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Mark Mulligan Consumer sentiment picked up slightly in July, although households are still reluctant to spend and remain uneasy about the economy.
A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in five months in June as a pick up in sales and profits helped firms stay confident in the wake of an unpopular federal budget.
Michael Pascoe When Glenn Stevens speaks, it's a good idea to listen right the way through.
Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet rebounded in June in a potential sign that budget-affected softness in May did no lasting damage.
ECB President Mario Draghi just handed investors a new way to make money.
David Jolly The European Central Bank left its monetary policy intact yesterday, choosing to wait for the extraordinary measures it enacted a month ago to work their way through the economy.
Clancy Yeates and Peter Martin The Reserve Bank has warned home owners that "people should not assume that prices always rise" when deciding to buy property.
US President Barack Obama criticised the bonus-driven culture of financial trading desks at Wall Street banks as a risk to the stability of the financial system.
Wes Goodman and Kristine Aquino Australian bonds delivered the world's biggest gains to global investors last quarter as the local currency rose.
Approvals for the construction of new homes rose 9.9 per cent across Australia in May, official figures show.
Australian retail spending fell 0.5 per cent in May, official figures show.
Peter Martin The Reserve Bank believes the Australian dollar is set to fall significantly, “and not by just a few cents”.
Online retail sales have rebounded, despite consumers worrying about the spending cuts announced in the federal government's tough budget.
Australia's international trade balance has spent a second consecutive month in the red following a fall in mining exports.