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Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Australian businesses could be starting to unleash their animal spirits as fresh data suggests that more companies are focusing on growth rather than cost cutting.
Mark Mulligan Confidence among small business operators remains patchy despite improving conditions, according to a private sector survey, which also found that larger stock market-listed companies are starting to...
Patrick Bartley and John Stensholt The federal government and the Victorian government will announce a crackdown on the illegal offshore gambling industry, which is estimated to be worth $1.5 billion annually.
Jamie Freed A surge in the number of tourists from China, India and Singapore is expected to help drive strong growth in inbound tourism to Australia in the current financial year, says a new report from Tourism...
Jessica Gardner The chief executive of health insurer nib, Mark Fitzgibbon, says the company will beat the 2 to 3 per cent growth in policyholders expected this year in the broader $19 billion sector.
Brett Foley Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is turning out to be an investment banker's best friend.
Michael Pascoe Poor old negative gearing, carrying the can for perceived housing affordability problems, fitted out as a convenient scapegoat, so much easier to blame it than to deal with the myriad factors bearing...
Mark Mulligan Demand for student rental accommodation was driving up the premium for inner-city property in Sydney, but housing affordability in Australia generally was manageable, says the head of financial...
For Goldman Sachs, the worst is ahead for Australia and housing-bubble concerns will fade as the focus shifts to slowing jobs growth and inflation.
Mark Hawthorne As major events go, the Melbourne Cup carnival has often been a bellwether of the state of the Australian economy. And this year, it's NSW money that's propping up Victoria's spring racing calendar.
Georgia Wilkins The Tax Office is keeping a close eye on foreign banks as part of its push to stop money being sent offshore by wealthy individuals.
The Reserve Bank has been slammed for doing too little too late to curb risky lending to property investors
Jens Meyer As household finances improve to the tune of $625 a year and share prices fall, there are finally some reasons to buy retail stocks, Citi says.
Mark Mulligan Consumer prices edged 0.5 per cent higher in the September quarter, as rises in the cost of fruit, houses, property rates, and vehicle charges were offset by falls in electricity and petrol.
Vesna Poljak One of the region’s most senior fixed-income experts has underscored the divide between economists and the bond market by reasserting his call that the Reserve Bank of Australia may be...
Gareth Hutchens Economics teaches us to see things that we can’t see with our eyes.
Mark Mulligan The Reserve Bank of Australia intensified its focus on global growth and market volatility in the minutes of its October policy meeting, with concerns about China, Japan and Europe more prominent...
Australians are set to loosen the purse strings a little as rising house prices give consumer confidence a leg up.
Mark Mulligan Falling real incomes in Australia and global growth concerns are undermining corporate and consumer confidence and put at risk the government’s fiscal objectives, a conference heard on Monday.
Julie-anne Sprague Billionaire Perth-based businessman Kerry Stokes says economic conditions in his home state are the worst in nearly 25 years.