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'It's ridiculous how many I have': the pot plant fans reshaping nurseries

'It's ridiculous how many I have': the pot plant fans reshaping nurseries

The rise of 'Planstagram' and the move to smaller home living has led to a surge in Australia's love affair with indoor plants.

  • by Anthony Colangelo

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Australia can defy economic gravity for longer
Opinion
Australian economy

Australia can defy economic gravity for longer

While the Aussie cool-down is real, a cautious optimism may also be justified.

  • by Clara Ferreira-Marques
Australia's property stocks are ignoring the housing slump
Property prices

Australia's property stocks are ignoring the housing slump

Australian property stocks are proving largely immune to the worst housing slump in a generation, rallying to the highest in almost three years.

  • by Jackie Edwards
New Hope investor blames China-spooked shareholders for price crash
Mining

New Hope investor blames China-spooked shareholders for price crash

China's crackdown on Australian coal has been blamed for the share crash of the mining company, but dissatisfied minority shareholders may be the real culprit.

  • by Cole Latimer
Jobless rate falls to near eight-year low
Jobs

Jobless rate falls to near eight-year low

The unemployment rate edged down to 4.9 per cent in February. But the fall was due to a drop in the number of people looking for work.

  • by Shane Wright
The sudden shift that should have all of us worried about the global economy
Opinion
Interest rates

The sudden shift that should have all of us worried about the global economy

Donald Trump, and the rest of the world, ought to be concerned about the message the Fed has just sent.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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'Great time to be patient': Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff
World markets

'Great time to be patient': Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff

The US Federal Reserve has brought its three-year drive to tighten monetary policy to an abrupt end.

  • by Howard Schneider and Trevor Hunnicutt
'They've had a lot of problems living by certain deals': Trump takes shot at China as trade talks continue
Trade wars

'They've had a lot of problems living by certain deals': Trump takes shot at China as trade talks continue

President Donald Trump said he'll keep tariffs on China until he's sure Beijing is complying with any trade deal, refuting expectations that the two nations will agree to roll back duties as part of a lasting truce to their trade war.

  • by Jennifer Jacobs and Andrew Mayeda
Stop bagging 'fat cat' bosses; this is the national debate we need
Opinion
Industrial relations

Stop bagging 'fat cat' bosses; this is the national debate we need

Political spats over wages and industrial relations are a distraction from the main economic debate we should be having.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Rich listers get boost from former Rio Tinto coal mine bought for $1
Energy

Rich listers get boost from former Rio Tinto coal mine bought for $1

The coal mine is paying big dividends for some of Australia’s most prominent millionaires, including ad man John Singleton and former Leighton boss Wal King.

  • by Cole Latimer
ANZ numbers boss not convinced tech wave 'disruption' will reduce jobs
Jobs

ANZ numbers boss not convinced tech wave 'disruption' will reduce jobs

The next global technology wave will be disruptive, but ANZ’s numbers and research boss isn't convinced it will be the first one to reduce jobs rather than increase them.

  • by Hamish Hastie