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Global growth and financial risk provide uncertainty for budget forecasts

Has the government been too optimistic? A new forecast from the International Monetary Fund will give us some good insight.

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Is Australia going into a recession?

Is Australia going into a recession? We share the latest figures.

Reserve Bank confirms weak economy propped up by government spending

The Reserve Bank has significantly lowered its forecasts for economic growth — and wage stagnation is to blame.

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.

Iron ore drags down terms of trade for gloomier economic outlook

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.

New data from the OECD shows that Joe Hockey's supposed "budget crisis" is a lot of hooey, write <b>Bernard Keane</b> and <b>Glenn Dyer</b>.

OECD points to sensible fiscal policy, not ‘budget crisis’

New data from the OECD shows that Joe Hockey's supposed "budget crisis" is a lot of hooey, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

How do we judge the political pundits and economic forecasters that roll up to give us their predictions, only to be proven completely and utterly wrong? A Nobel prize winning scientist is calling them to account.

Come in Spinner: bad news for pundits who predict false prophecies

How do we judge the political pundits and economic forecasters that roll up to give us their predictions, only to be proven completely and utterly wrong? A Nobel prize winning scientist is calling them to account.

There’s an air of growing panic among Australia’s business people. The RBA and Treasury have been getting it wrong and are now forced to adjust their economic forecasts downwards.

Kohler: business is marginal, economics is gross

There’s an air of growing panic among Australia’s business people. The RBA and Treasury have been getting it wrong and are now forced to adjust their economic forecasts downwards.

There's much to absorb about the state of the economy at the moment. And it's more complex than many commentators are saying.

Reading the fine print on the IMF, the RBA and S&P

There's much to absorb about the state of the economy at the moment. And it's more complex than many commentators are saying.

Yesterday's forecasts from Treasury spelt bad news for housing investment. The peak in housing approvals last year doesn't appear to be translating into bricks and mortar.

The Big Bank recalcitrance behind lower housing investment forecasts

Yesterday's forecasts from Treasury spelt bad news for housing investment. The peak in housing approvals last year doesn't appear to be translating into bricks and mortar.

Economist Nouriel Roubini discusses the European debt crisis, bailouts, his plan to rein in Wall Street greed, and why the first world could be headed for another fiscal trainwreck.

Nouriel Roubini: The future of finance

Economist Nouriel Roubini discusses the European debt crisis, bailouts, his plan to rein in Wall Street greed, and why the first world could be headed for another fiscal trainwreck.

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