The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.
There are limits on how much governments can spend without earning, although increasingly politicians are behaving as if there are not.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.
Floating the dollar 35 years ago was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.
The best time to shut down negative gearing is when few people are taking it up. That time is now.
Hardly anyone believes that prices are really increasing by only 1.9% per year. The fault lies with us, and also the way the Bureau of Statistics adjusts prices for 'quality'.
We should ignore out-of-date and failed theories and test what full employment really means in 2018.
The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble quickly. Here's how.
It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.
The mere possibility of online competition is restraining prices offline.
It is contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion that should scare us right now.
The new RBA monetary statement is just like the old one.
US quarterly GDP is at its highest point since 2014, but it's unlikely to last for a number of reasons.
As with economic growth and wages, the RBA's response seems to involve crossing as many fingers and toes as possible and publicly proclaiming that things are looking good.
A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.
A whole bunch of folks are on the wire, and if their housing payments go up they are going to struggle.
At least for the next few months, what happens overseas will be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors
All eyes will be on how ASIC and APRA respond to the findings of the banking royal commission. Will they be defensive about past mistakes, or move forward with tighter regulations?
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of plans to further open up the Chinese economy this week - and the world economy should hope US president Trump feels vindicated by this.