After a decade of nearly uninterrupted growth, the German economy is stuttering.
Michelle Grattan discusses the slowing economy, and the response to Channel 9's decision to host a fundraiser for the Liberal party.
It's time to break the deadlock with a referendum on no-deal Brexit or Theresa May's withdrawal agreement.
Households are buying no more than they were a year ago, and the wage share of national income is the lowest since 1964.
Precedent suggests that what's happened in the US will lead to a recession, but maybe it'll be different this time.
The latest data is not promising – central banks must react accordingly.
The Conversation's distinguished panel predicts unusually weak growth, dismal spending, no improvement in either unemployment or wage growth, and an increased chance of recession.
The Reserve Bank cut interest rates on Tuesday because we weren't spending or pushing up prices at the rate it wanted. On Wednesday we might find things are worse than it thought.
Frydenberg and Morrison will have to switch from boasting about the economy to fixing it, quickly.
A new study looks at the pure financial return of UK home ownership over 40 years to find consistently positive results.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Both Gaetjens and Frydenberg might reflect, incidentally, that this, the first budget for each of them, is likely to be their last - if the opinion polls are right.
Last time Australia got lucky. We are unlikley to get lucky again.
It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
The latest survey by IAFEI, Duke University and Grenoble Ecole de Management indicate that nearly half of US CFOs believe the nation's economy will enter a recession by the end of 2019
As fears of a US-China trade war grow, the eurozone is starting to look like a rock.
Stock markets have plunged in recent months on concerns over Trump's trade war and the possibility of a recession. An economist explains how stocks are like used cars – and lemons.
Brazil's new president – often called the 'Trump of the tropics' for his inflammatory, right-wing rhetoric – won over poorer voters by stoking fear and resentment. Can he make them happy?
Financial markets are increasingly worried the US economy is heading for a crash. An economist explains what's got investors spooked.