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Falling home loans point to further drop in house prices

Falling home loans point to further drop in house prices

A drop in home loans taken out across the country has prompted more warnings of further falls in house prices.

  • by Shane Wright

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Cryptocurrency is radical but who does the radicalism benefit?
Technology & democracy

Cryptocurrency is radical but who does the radicalism benefit?

Terminology being embraced in the world of cryptocurrency places the technology in opposition to nation states.

  • by Chris Zappone
Australia could suffer the biggest property price falls in the world this year
Property prices

Australia could suffer the biggest property price falls in the world this year

Australian home prices are at risk of falling more than 10 per cent in 2019, the largest decline globally of all markets monitored by Citi Research.

  • by David Scutt
Let's end the unlucky $3 trillion super lottery
Opinion
Superannuation

Let's end the unlucky $3 trillion super lottery

Our super nest eggs amount to $110,000 for every living Australian. That's the good news. Bad news follows.

  • by Jessica Irvine
'Evaporated': Australian consumer confidence suffers biggest plunge in three years
Money psychology

'Evaporated': Australian consumer confidence suffers biggest plunge in three years

Sliding house prices, worries about a global trade war and the Australian cricket team have all played a role in Australian consumer confidence plunging, says Westpac.

  • by Wayne Cole
Australia has world's third highest corporate tax rate
Company tax

Australia has world's third highest corporate tax rate

An OECD report has renewed pressure on the Coalition and Labor to rethink business tax cuts.

  • by Shane Wright
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Credit and cash sink as Australians find new ways to pay
Credit cards

Credit and cash sink as Australians find new ways to pay

As credit card accounts are shut down they are being replaced with debit cards.

  • by Shane Wright
How canny treasurers keep the tax we pay out of sight
Opinion
Tax minimisation

How canny treasurers keep the tax we pay out of sight

We can be sure that tax and tax “reform” will be a big topic (yet again) this year, but what will get less attention is how behavioural economics explains the shape of the existing tax system and makes it hard to change.

  • by Ross Gittins
Australia's 'insurance' against a US-China trade war
Trade

Australia's 'insurance' against a US-China trade war

Australia's FTAs should help local exporters if US and China fail to avoid trade war

  • by Shane Wright
The Australian dream died alone in an apartment
Analysis
Property investment

The Australian dream died alone in an apartment

We're getting perilously close to the point where this housing slump turns disorderly. Fasten your seat belts.

  • by David Fickling
Japanese speedboats tell us how women and men compete
Opinion
Gaming & wagering

Japanese speedboats tell us how women and men compete

This unusual sport offers insight on how different genders view competition says a new study.

  • by Ross Gittins