Without a jump in consumer spending the recovery will be slow, and that's in doubt.
There's more to that Coronavirus. Even before it, businesses weren't keen to invest.
The government will extend its $150,000 instant assets write-off until the end of the year
Australian businesses are demanding rates of return far higher than their cost of capital, but that doesn’t make those hurdles wrong.
Businesses are reluctant to invest, but that might be because they know what they are doing.
Germany's rising inequality shows what happens when consumers and companies don't widely embrace innovation.
It’s easy to ask businesses to invest more, hard to get them to do it.
The government can help boost business investment, but it would take a boost in government investment and would keep the budget in deficit.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference.
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The Fed abruptly ended two years of aggressive interest rate hikes, signaling the longest economic expansion on record may be coming to a close.
Jobs and growth underpinned by a healthy level of investment are essential aspects of a modern society, but cutting the company tax rate is not the way to go.
To reap the benefits of strong business investment without a costly tax giveaway, Australia must continue to play to its strengths.
Amazon’s original headquarters in Seattle.
There are 20 US cities bidding to host Amazon's HQ2 – but the winner will have its work cut out to make the most of the prize.
As the mining boom winds down, Australia’s non-mining investment may not be enough to protect living standards.
The current subdued level of non-mining business investment may be the "new normal".
The U.S. could do with a shot in the arm too.
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Although the Fed delayed raising rates this month, it has signaled it intends to wean the U.S. economy off its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now the question is whether Congress will take the handoff.
A 4.4% drop in business investment activity has caused alarm.
Business investment fell by 4.4%, with non-mining sectors slow to take up the slack left by resources.