Chinese exports to the US grew 14.8% on an annualised basis, but it’s not expected to last.
Chinese exports to the US grew rapidly during the quarter, but it could be a very different picture next time around.
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Essays on Air: can art really make a difference?
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Art has always depicted the crimes of our times throughout centuries of wars and humanitarian crises. Can we really expect it to truly make a difference in the real world?
Tel Aviv has a reputation as a “non-stop city” but is also known for its local government’s use of smart technology to listen to and respond to residents’ needs and concerns.
To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.
Angry customers want bankers to face jail time, but better banking practices are just as important.
It seems ASIC and the Director of Public Prosecutions will have no lack of evidence to pursue civil penalties and criminal cases. The bigger issue is what charges to go with.
While the occurrence of sexist harassment online is well documented, we less often consider what might be driving this behaviour.
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The online abuse of women by men is underpinned by the same gender norms and power structures as rape and sexual assault.
Health objectives are at last being integrated into all levels of planning in New South Wales, from cities and towns to local places and buildings.
The connections between city planning and health are many and varied, but getting health objectives integrated into all aspects of planning in New South Wales has been a long struggle.
Spotify’s listing in April this year valued the company at US$29 billion making it the second largest VC-backed debut this decade.
Now with more unicorns than fintech, could it be showtime for mediatech?
Tesla is installing one of the world’s largest solar arrays at its Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.
Will the renewable energy transition end up creating yet more greenhouse emissions, as we ramp up the manufacture of wind turbines and solar cells? Not if their manufacture is itself powered by renewables.
To enhance the opportunities for children, we need to ensure we have vibrant and valued rural communities with a strong social and economic future.
A government review of regional, rural and remote education tells us we need to recognise the uniqueness of and understand successes in these communities to improve outcomes for these students.
There were interesting developments in the tit-for-tat tariff announcements between the US and China this week.
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.
While some things glow all the time, glow-in-the-dark paint must be ‘told to glow’ - just like a phone needs to be charged or it won’t work.
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You can see glow-in-the dark paint, but if you touch it, it is just as cold as the bedroom wall. So the glowing of the paint is different to the glowing of a light bulb.
Bill Shorten announced this week that a Labor government would triple penalties for dumping cheap overseas products in the Australian market.
Bill Shorten has proposed tripling penalties for dumping cheap overseas products like steel into the Australian market. But this proposal suggests a failure to understand dumping and its regulation.
US President Donald Trump’s vision of the global economy as a zero-sum game is at odds with Australia’s experience.
To really show its pro-trade colours, Australia's government should stop flirting with Trump's new anti-trade wave.
Overflowing bins are one way to spoil the amenity of public space, but sensors can now alert councils when bins need emptying.
Researchers are installing sensors to collect data about the use of public spaces. This can improve the management and public amenity of these places, but will users see the technology as intrusive?
Unfortunately for the RBA, the health of the economy is not measured on the Geologic Time Scale.
The Reserve Bank is clinging to sunny GDP forecasts, but stubbornly low inflation and low wage growth mean even these look weak.
The typical landlord is still the conventional “mum and dad” investor. However they are also mostly high-income and high-wealth households.
A new report shows how the private rental sector is changing.
Happiness in retirement isn’t the same for everyone.
The ingredients for a good old age differ, not just because of where you live, but also depending on your income.
We’re all waiting to hear what shape Australia’s Space Agency will take.
What will Australia's space agency look like? Two experts agree it needs deliberate investment from government, and that it should facilitate participation across states and territories.
The Victorian report recommends the law be changed to allow peers to distribute needles and other clean injecting equipment.
Victoria should implement a new report's recommendation to allow peers to distribute clean injecting equipment, but it needs to go further to ensure safe drug use in prison.
Some people choose private health insurance for shorter wait times.
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Private health insurance premiums will rise from April 1, leaving consumers wondering if they should give it up or downgrade to save money.