Confidence numbers reflect many are waiting to see if it’s safe to invest.
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The economic news of the week wasn't that bad - but there's still plenty of timid types around.
Economic models are not likely to give Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull any magic answers on tax reform.
The gains from modest tax reform are not likely to be a revolution in Australia.
Was federal treasurer Scott Morrison right about falling government expenditure?
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Federal treasurer Scott Morrison said that expenditure as a share of the economy under this government is falling, not increasing. Is that right?
Current conditions make for a wild ride for investors.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
We knew China couldn’t keep growing so fast.
This week delivered more evidence that advanced economies are suffering from secular stagnation, hampering any real growth.
It went woozy in the middle but it ended ok.
The key events that made the business community laugh, cheer and despair in 2015.
Treasurer Scott Morrison has promised to return the federal budget to surplus ‘as soon as possible’.
The experts' take on Scott Morrison's first mid-year economic update.
Startups benefit from collaboration.
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The collaboration required to foster more startups would benefit from a national system of entrepreneurship.
Too often the government's economic plans have relied on overly optimistic expectations of future growth.
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Christopher Pyne says he will release his ‘inner revolutionary’ to help make Australia’s economy more innovative.
Australia's economic complexity is declining and it's not a good thing.
New Prime Minister and former Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull is no stranger to the NBN.
New research shows Australia will be better off with the NBN than it would have been without it.
It may take a magic wand from the RBA (or the Turnbull government) for Australia to escape a recession.
Volatility is not going away any time soon, and if the US Fed decision plays the wrong way on the Australian dollar, our central bank could soon be back in the jawboning business.
Time for some fresh thinking.
To successfully achieve his goal of boosting Australian prosperity, new PM Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will need to bust some myths about economic reform.
Joe Hockey and Tony Abbott: unable to successfully argue the case for economic reform?
Tony Abbott says sound economic management is in the DNA of the Liberals. So what went wrong?
Malcolm Turnbull is facing a difficult set of economic circumstances.
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What can Turnbull do to deliver the kind of outstanding economic leadership he says Australia needs? His first step will be to acknowledge the economic problems Australia is currently facing.
Perhaps this is not technically a recession, but certainly it looks, smells, and feels a lot like one.
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Technically, Australia isn't in recession; but data shows we are effectively in a situation of negative growth.
Despite the slowdown in China, Josh Frydenberg says that there are strong signs for the Australian economy.
Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg talks to Michelle Grattan about Syria, Australia's humanitarian refugee intake, the economy, and much more.
Treasurer Joe Hockey said Australia is not heading for a recession.
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Australia has had 24 years of consistent growth. Is it all about to come to a crashing end?
Commonwealth Bank shareholders continue to be rewarded with high dividends, despite the bank needing to raise capital.
Australian companies are paying more of their profits out as dividends, and if it continues it will hurt our economy.
What goes around comes around –
New circular thinking, access to abundant solar energy and supporting new technology could provide a competitive advantage for Australian industries.
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Australia’s relative share of global economic opportunity derived from smarter use of materials, energy and water could be $26 billion each year by 2025. Here are four ways Australia could make the most of the circular economy boom.