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The real backbone of the economy (hint: it's not mining)

The real backbone of the economy (hint: it's not mining)

Ben OquistApr 29, 20165 Comments

Political debate in Australia is too often completely disconnected from the economic reality.

'Innovation' is the worst word of the year, with 'agile' a close second

'Innovation' is the worst word of the year, with 'agile' a close second

Helen RazerApr 28, 20168 Comments

The private sector is not the be all and end all of Australian technological advancement.

Business bites: Bank of Japan ... budget plan ... hush, squawking clan ...

Business bites: Bank of Japan ... budget plan ... hush, squawking clan ...

CrikeyApr 28, 20162 Comments

International reserve banks set to move. And other business tidbits of the day.

Hey Moz, how's that budget repair going?

Hey Moz, how's that budget repair going?

Alan AustinApr 28, 20162 Comments

Scott Morrison will need to pull a budget repair rabbit out of the economic hat come next Tuesday.

Australia, mate, you’re doing interest rates all wrong

Australia, mate, you’re doing interest rates all wrong

Jason MurphyApr 27, 2016

Every major nation is likely to enter a period of rate rises in the coming years. Here's how we weather the storm.

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Keane: neoliberalism is fine, but what we have is crony capitalism

Bernard KeaneApr 27, 201638 Comments

The business community in Australia are fair-weather neoliberals whose only real commitment is to "reform" that suits them, and many politicians are no better.

Government gets it part-right on submarines

Government gets it part-right on submarines

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201623 Comments

The government has announced the winning bid for Australia's next generation of submarines and South Australia and protectionism have come out ahead.

Abbott loyalists turn the screws on Mal any way they can

Abbott loyalists turn the screws on Mal any way they can

Charles RichardsonApr 26, 201612 Comments

The Tony Abbott loyalists will exploit any issue, economic or otherwise, to turn the centre of the party against him.

Negative gearing just one front in the war on the young

Negative gearing just one front in the war on the young

Bernard KeaneApr 26, 201653 Comments

The government is engaged in a war on young Australians across multiple fronts. Negative gearing is just one of them.

Business bites: banks' brawn ... Target shorn ... false dawn ...

CrikeyApr 22, 2016

Banks choose the path of least resistance, for them, and that of highest cost, for customers. And other business tidbits of the day.