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Forget 'work-life balance'. Work is life, and that's how it should be
Opinion
Careers

Forget 'work-life balance'. Work is life, and that's how it should be

We must avoid thinking of work as an intrusion on life. It's the eight hours a day set aside for work that makes everything else in life possible.

  • by Harold Mitchell

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Foreign fears over China pipeline bid overblown, say energy experts
Energy

Foreign fears over China pipeline bid overblown, say energy experts

They say fears are unwarranted as gas transmission is not as large a security risk as telecommunications and electricity.

  • by Cole Latimer
National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says
Energy

National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says

The setting of a national energy policy is not rocket science and the federal failure is forcing states to go it alone, causing headaches for business.

  • by Cole Latimer
In a post-financial crisis world, is there a 'new normal'?
Analysis
Interest rates

In a post-financial crisis world, is there a 'new normal'?

It's an academic debate with real world consequences. The future of interest rates and economies might hinge on the answer.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Australia seen as one of the world's four riskiest housing markets
Property market

Australia seen as one of the world's four riskiest housing markets

Housing market dangers are "especially acute" in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Sweden, Oxford Economics says, and warns of dangers to their economies.

  • by Michael Heath
Hedge fund billionaire spells out America's worst nightmare
Currencies

Hedge fund billionaire spells out America's worst nightmare

Ray Dalio says the US economy is about two years from a downturn, which will see the US dollar plunge "easily" as much as 30 per cent.

  • by Katia Porzecanski & Erik Schatzker
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Canavan warns industry gas export trigger on the table
Energy

Canavan warns industry gas export trigger on the table

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has warned energy industry heads the government will not hesitate to slash gas export levels if there is a domestic shortage.

  • by Cole Latimer
Canberra instability, rate hikes dent consumer confidence
Banking royal commission

Canberra instability, rate hikes dent consumer confidence

A measure of consumer confidence fell sharply in September as political instability in federal politics and hikes in mortgage rates by most of the big banks soured the public mood.

Who can take more pain in Trump's deranged game of chicken with China?
Opinion
Trade

Who can take more pain in Trump's deranged game of chicken with China?

The US and China are on a combustible escalation path that can end only when there's economic blood on the floor. Both think they can withstand the longer siege.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
ACCC greenlights $13 billion APA takeover by Hong Kong utility
Energy

ACCC greenlights $13 billion APA takeover by Hong Kong utility

The competition watchdog has approved Hong Kong-based utility firm CKI’s $13 billion takeover bid for gas pipeline company APA but government uncertainty has put final foreign investment approvals under a cloud.

  • by Cole Latimer
Trump's economic 'magic wand' is a myth
Opinion
World markets

Trump's economic 'magic wand' is a myth

The President is taking credit for the US economy's strength. The truth is, his economic record has yet to be written.

  • by Michael R. Strain