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A big week for economic data — and the politicians hoping to get elected on it

A big week for economic data — and the politicians hoping to get elected on it

Important data released this week will give us an idea of how the economy fared in 2018 — and enable us to assess the government's claims to economic competence ahead of the election.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Jones to the Hall of Fame? ... department store woes ... Balls up to the task ...

The statistical struggle to get productivity right

The statistical struggle to get productivity right

The ABS is moving to revise how we understand productivity in one crucial industry, illustrating how complex this important debate really is, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Big week of data may send bears into hibernation

Big week of data may send bears into hibernation

After a series of soft economic reports, yesterday's investment figures were better than expected. Next week should leave us much better informed about how the economy is going, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

GDP: economy was performing strongly … some months ago

GDP: economy was performing strongly … some months ago

Today's GDP data doesn't shed much light on how the economy is currently travelling, but it suggests we entered 2012-13 with considerable momentum, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Retail turns down again, led by the usual suspects

Retail turns down again, led by the usual suspects

July retail sales data shows department stores and clothing still doing it tough.

NSW Labor’s parting gift — a rise in unemployment

NSW Labor’s parting gift — a rise in unemployment

Big falls in unemployment in Victoria and South Australia have helped drive the national unemployment rate below 5% in March.