February 21, 2018
RBA governor Philip Lowe still insists growth will appear but it will take a long time.
November 8, 2017 6
Household consumption is now the issue worrying the Reserve Bank as it strains to see more growth and inflation on the horizon, writes Glenn Dyer.
November 7, 2017 6
Sluggish inflation and worryingly weak retail sales have undermined any case for an interest rate rise -- possibly for all of 2018.
May 1, 2017 4
Will Fairfax swing the axe on budget day? ... Westpac decision just good business ... dispatches from the culture wars ...
October 19, 2016
The Reserve Bank is not going to cut interest rates, maybe not until 2018. It all comes down to the price of beef.
September 6, 2016 7
The Turnbull government is unlikely to further disappoint voters because it's already dashed hopes of better government. And who do you trust among our major institutions?
August 26, 2016 1
The obvious problem being ducked here is that, if the RBA sticks to inflation-targeting, it may well have to cut interest rates all the way to zero.
August 3, 2016 2
Australia should be very afraid of China -- but it is its economic wobbles, not its military might, that should keep Aussies up at night.
August 1, 2016 4
Australia's inflation rate is way below the RBA's target band. Is another cash rate cut on the cards?
June 2, 2016 5
The strength of the economy in the March quarter is inconvenient for everyone -- including the government, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
May 4, 2016
Deflation stalks the markets, and Morrison doesn't seem to care.
May 3, 2016 1
The RBA and Treasury have vastly different views of the economy. And regardless of who is right, there is no real plan to fix unemployment, writes chief economist of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.
May 3, 2016
This is the week the banks come undone -- investors be warned. Plus other finance news in today's Business Bites.
April 19, 2016
Who will suffer when the bottom falls out of the housing market? Fairfax and News Corp of course.
March 7, 2016 1
Is there a rate cut (or rise) in our future? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
February 17, 2016 2
The RBA says maybe our tax rate is not to blame for low investment. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
February 8, 2016
Guess what's happening to labour productivity, despite what Michaelia Cash would have you believe? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
November 30, 2015
Expect data, data and more data this week. And other business tidbits of the day.
November 25, 2015
Don't expect a rate rise in December. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
November 17, 2015 3
That extra-virgin olive oil might not be what it seems. And other business tidbits of the day.