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Stephen Cauchi 5:39 PM Australia has cut its price forecast for iron ore in 2015 by 10 per cent to $US54.40 a tonne, citing a weak outlook for the commodity's main market, China's steel sector
Joyce Moullakis Australia will see its next peak in merger and acquisition activity in 2018, but a landmark report predicts deal activity won't hit 'bubble-like' heights seen prior to the global financial crisis.
Ross Gittins If the economy runs out of steam in the next year or two – and maybe even falls backwards – with unemployment climbing rapidly, there'll be plenty to share the blame: federal and state governments, federal and state Treasuries, and the utterly discredited credit-rating agencies.
Alastair Macdonald Stunned European governments learned of Greece's dramatic referendum on social media.
Clancy Yeates A slowdown in rental growth is adding to strains in the housing market, sparking fresh warnings that Sydney's residential property boom is unsustainable.
Michael Pascoe Ask not what the International Monetary Fund recommends for Australia, but what Australia recommends the IMF recommends.
Vesna Poljak HSBC has cut its Australian growth forecast to 2.4 per cent from 2.6 per cent for 2015 because of lower expectations for Chinese economic growth and a lack of investment spending by Australian businesses.
New Zealand's annual trade deficit unexpectedly shrank in May as exports rose more than forecast and imports lagged predictions.
Jason Cadden Consumers are growing more anxious about job security and the cost of living.
Rina Chandran Forget mining data such as GDP growth trends, home sales and company earnings forecasts to gauge economies. There's a more accurate indicator: Local beer sales.
Peter Martin The Productivity Commission has launched a scathing attack on Australia's latest series of free trade agreements, saying they grant legal rights to foreign investors not available to Australians, expose the government to potentially large unfunded liabilities and add extra costs on businesses attempting to comply with them.
Vanessa Desloires Eurozone economies are growing despite the spectre of a possible default by Greece, while China and Japan are struggling, key June economic indicators show.
Nassim Khadem Before going after multinationals that channel profits through tax havens and low-tax nations, you must define what one is, business lobbies have told the Abbott government.
Craig Torres and Jeanna Smialek Janet Yellen's comments at her press conference suggest it's not ironclad the US central bank will raise rates this year.
Amanda Saunders The global divestment push appears to have had a negligible effect on Australia's big four banks, with ANZ leading the charge by lending $12.6 billion to the local fossil fuels sector since 2008, according to a new report.
Gyles Beckford New Zealand's economic growth fell to its slowest quarterly pace in two years, backing the Reserve Bank's decision to cut rates for the first time in four years and setting the stage for another rate cut.
Nassim Khadem Governments should limit the tax settings encouraging banks to lend out to households, and cap the pay of top-earning male executives in the finance sector if it wants to avoid another financial crisis and restore growth, a new OECD report warns.