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A beautiful set of numbers gets you only so far
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Opinion

A beautiful set of numbers gets you only so far

This week’s GDP numbers don’t leave any doubt the economy grew strongly in the first half of the year. But whether it can sustain that growth rate is doubtful.

  • by Ross Gittins

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Modern business brains need to replace old digger brawn
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Modern business brains need to replace old digger brawn

We haven’t really faced the fact that the resources boom is over, it's time to show some courage.

  • by Harold Mitchell
Had it been Lehman Sisters, world would be different, IMF chief says
Christine Lagarde

Had it been Lehman Sisters, world would be different, IMF chief says

Internationa Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says had a woman been in charge of Lehman Brothers, the whole global financial crisis may have been averted.

  • by Nassim Khadem
Economy surges as Australia's savings ratio hits 10-year low
Josh Frydenberg

Economy surges as Australia's savings ratio hits 10-year low

A surging economy is being driven by a growing number of Australians raiding their savings.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Economy grows at fastest rate in six years; Aussie dollar jumps
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Economy grows at fastest rate in six years; Aussie dollar jumps

Rebounding household spending has boosted domestic demand, paving the way for the bumper result.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Victoria's regional economy lags the nation, report finds

Victoria's regional economy lags the nation, report finds

Regional Victoria has become the economic laggard of Australia, contributing less per hour of labour to the nation’s wealth than any other part of the country.

  • by Adam Carey
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Why our happiness has gone to the dogs
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Why our happiness has gone to the dogs

We are a fairly miserable lot despite having four times more leisure than we’ve ever had, and a higher life expectancy than many countries.

  • by Harold Mitchell
Women are better economic forecasters than men, survey finds
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Women are better economic forecasters than men, survey finds

Women outperform men in predicting the economy and Fairfax Media’s survey usually outperforms the Treasury.

  • by Peter Martin
Like our forecasters, 2017-18 was good in parts

Like our forecasters, 2017-18 was good in parts

National income surged while living standards barely grew.

  • by Peter Martin
Boom turning to bust: Is an Aussie financial crisis on the cards?
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Affordable housing

Boom turning to bust: Is an Aussie financial crisis on the cards?

As house prices fall, banks clamp down on lending and households struggle to grow their incomes, there may be a hangover after years of bingeing on debt.

  • by Patrick Commins
Sorry Scott, it's not clear the economy has lift-off
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Opinion

Sorry Scott, it's not clear the economy has lift-off

The Treasurer's optimistic enthusiasm may be more than a little premature

  • by ROSS GITTINS