Donald Trump's protectionism is doing real damage to our exporters -- something Malcolm Turnbull needs to raise with the Americans.
Cash is not dead. And other media tidbits of the day.
There's little movement in US economy as Australian dollar rises and Kiwis flag possible rate cuts. Plus more business tidbits of the day.
The one sector that is not seeing growth is the one most important to Australian mining: housing in China.
The persistent strength of the dollar threatens to do to Joe Hockey what it did to Wayne Swan - and the stakes are just as high for the government as they were for Labor, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
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.
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?
Fresh data shows that monthly volatility aside, the labour market is performing much more strongly than in 2013 -- good news for Joe Hockey despite his gloomy forecasts, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
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.