July 1, 2016
The British press digests an extraordinary day of politics …
October 17, 2014 16
Contrary to the Abbott government's claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won't be good for the Australian economy.
September 4, 2014 5
The Chinese building boom was unprecedented in scope and swiftness. The bad news? The bust will be of the same magnitude.
August 25, 2014 7
If Australia's esteemed economics experts are looking for a confidence problem, they shouldn't blame risk-averse businesses. The answer is much closer to home ...
June 30, 2014
John Laker leaves APRA -- and his long reign is heralded by some as a success. But don't forget the role of APRA in allowing a problematic foreign-borrowing before the GFC ...
June 23, 2014 13
You can cherry-pick the data to prove the case either way, but it seems The Australian's war on plain packaging is self-defeating in the face of evidence.
June 16, 2014 5
A confluence of three factors are converging on the Pilbara's iron ore mines. The result will be a once-per-century economic cyclone, and miners better batten down the hatches.
May 19, 2014 8
The waves washing over the Australian economy won't wipe us out in themselves. But the convergence of them this year could flood attempts to refloat the economy.
May 12, 2014 1
The outlook for Australia's iron ore producers is dour. That drags down our terms of trade, and suggests Joe Hockey's gloomy economic forecasts can be believed.
May 5, 2014 10
There's billions of dollars in Commonwealth funds going to waste in rorts across superannuation, negative gearing and salary packages. So why is that off limits when the government is looking for savings?
April 23, 2014
The Australian dollar isn't losing against commodity competitors but manufacturing and service economies. So how long will it last and can anything be done about it?
March 31, 2014 2
When historians look back on this period of Australian economic history, how will they judge Glenn Stevens and the RBA in the post-GFC years?
March 24, 2014
If the Reserve Bank is relying on a recovery in the United States economy and a hawkish Federal Reserve to bring down the Aussie dollar, it might be waiting a while.
March 17, 2014 6
It's been a wild ride for the Aussie dollar. Here's one theory as to its recent path -- and what's likely to happen next.
March 10, 2014 4
What does China's "war on steel" mean for the Australian economy? While Joe Hockey delivered rosy forecasts last week, the news out of China looks decidedly darker.
March 3, 2014 15
Ross Gittins has stood atop his Fairfax soapbox to decry the "nation of rent-seekers". But Gittins might be the biggest rent-seeker of all. His model is responsible for killing productivity.
February 10, 2014 5
Joe Hockey may have to go back to the numbers on iron ore. The decline in prices is accelerating, making his assumptions on returns out of whack.