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Stagnation spanner in the works? The tradesman you need to call is Keynes
Opinion

Stagnation spanner in the works? The tradesman you need to call is Keynes

Economists have a number of different models in their toolbox and the best mechanic for the job at the moment Keynes.

  • by Ross Gittins

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Shell to make household batteries in Australia
Energy

Shell to make household batteries in Australia

Global energy giant Shell has bought German household battery maker Sonnen, which is currently building a new battery factory in Adelaide.

  • by Cole Latimer
Renewables will be the main source of global energy by 2040, BP says
Energy

Renewables will be the main source of global energy by 2040, BP says

The oil and gas giant predicts renewable energy will become the world’s main source of power within the next 20 years, as the planet shifts towards a lower carbon future.

  • by Cole Latimer
Reduced demand doing little to stop wholesale power prices rising, says AEMO
Energy

Reduced demand doing little to stop wholesale power prices rising, says AEMO

The energy market operator says Australians have been relying less on the grid but it is doing little to stem rising wholesale power prices which reached record highs last year.

  • by Cole Latimer
'I'll buy cheaper': Australia's property king is exploiting the slump
Housing Slump

'I'll buy cheaper': Australia's property king is exploiting the slump

Harry Triguboff is remarkably calm about the nation's worst real estate slump in a generation, considering he's got more at stake than perhaps anyone on the planet.

  • by Andrew Heathcote
Falling Australian dollar helpful to economy: RBA
Currencies

Falling Australian dollar helpful to economy: RBA

The recent decline in the Australian dollar has been helpful "at the margin" to the domestic economy, says the RBA.

  • by Wayne Cole
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Back to the future: Old Ford factory to be recast as renewable energy hub
Manufacturing

Back to the future: Old Ford factory to be recast as renewable energy hub

Danish energy company Vestas has announced plans to build wind turbines at the former site of the Ford automotive factory in Geelong, Victoria.

  • by Cole Latimer and Nick Toscano
'Backflips and turmoil': Shell CEO urges business to take lead on climate
Energy

'Backflips and turmoil': Shell CEO urges business to take lead on climate

Shell has blasted the federal government over climate and energy policies saying business needs to take the lead on climate action.

  • by Cole Latimer
We could be among the world's climate change winners
Opinion
Renewables

We could be among the world's climate change winners

The latest report from the CSIRO says the lowest-cost power from a newly built facility is now produced by solar and wind.

  • by Ross Gittins
Business conditions flat in NSW and Victoria
Employment

Business conditions flat in NSW and Victoria

Most businesses in NSW and Victoria reported flat conditions in January, while the battered retail industry struggled with slow wage growth and high household debt.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
NAB says Reserve Bank will keep rates on hold well into next decade
Interest rates

NAB says Reserve Bank will keep rates on hold well into next decade

NAB changes its call on rates, saying the RBA may have to respond to a weak economy.

  • by Shane Wright