We need to account for the benefit we get from nature.
When we don't factor in the environment in our economic decision making, we aren't getting an acurate picture of what's happening. Australia needs to adopt more environmental economics.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s term expires in early 2018. Who will replace her?
My Christmas fiscal wish is that in 2017 both sides of politics treat the Australian public like adults.
When it comes to the speed of their company’s growth many CEOs are fearful of making wrong decisions.
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Money alone will not create the numbers and kinds of jobs required to boost the economy.
How does Australia’s economic growth shape up against the G7 countries?
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Ahead of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, minister for defence industries Christopher Pyne said a lot of jobs were created in 2016 and Australia has the highest growth rate in the G7. Is that true?
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Ahead of next week's mid-year economic and fiscal outlook, the government has been hit with the sobering news that real GDP shrunk in the September quarter.
Australian business confidence is falling, amid concerning signs from other economic indicators.
Australia's economic indicators are showing worrying signs, with business confidence falling in the face of continued low interest rates.
Was Barnaby Joyce’s international comparison correct?
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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said backpackers would be better off working in Australia with a 19% tax than in New Zealand, England and Canada. Is that true? And what would a 15% or 10.5% tax mean?
Not enough cranes?
Construction slumps to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike.
The ASX200 closed down 2% on the day of the US election.
Global markets are spooked - and with good reason.
Reading between the lines of RBA Governor Philip Lowe’s latest comments it’s clear he has confidence in Australia’s banks.
The Australian economy continues to show some positive signs, but there are pockets of weakness and cause for concern every month.
Labor’s Chris Bowen says Australian workers are doing it tough.
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison says interest rate cuts are a ‘matter for the RBA,’ but he doesn’t want them to fall any lower.
While Australia faces its greatest economic challenges in a generation, we are still waiting for the greatest economic reformers in a generation to arrive.
Scott Morrison said Australia has an earnings problem.
Federal treasurer Scott Morrison’s diagnosis of the risks and challenges confronting the Australian economy is hard to fault. But tackling those problems will require flexibility from the government.
Some heavy hitters think it’s time the RBA’s role shifted a little.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
The global economy may be more fragile than at any time since the financial crisis, Malcolm Turnbull said today.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's first major post-election economic speech revealed not a hint of awareness that large swathes of the electorate had been unpersuaded by his major policy programs.
Malcolm Turnbull sets about the business of his returned government with the Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Martin Parkinson.
With nearly 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth at risk of coming to an end, the new government must make budget repair a priority.
The good news is the post-Brexit market movements in high-yielding currencies have been relatively benign.
China will not be able to rescue Australia if another crisis hits.
Australia is one of a small number of countries that enjoy a AAA rating.
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Ratings agency S&P seems unconvinced of the Australian government's ability to reduce the budget deficit.
Stay or go - Britons will vote this week.
A British exit from the European Union will mean short term volatility on global markets, but the longer term outcomes are more uncertain.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation.
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