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Underwhelmed households leave Reserve Bank adrift on key forecasts

Underwhelmed households leave Reserve Bank adrift on key forecasts

The Reserve Bank admits that its economic forecasts are hostage to a sluggish household sector struggling with poor wages growth and falling house prices.

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

Will the housing market bounce back in 2019?

The Reserve Bank will be watching the summer auction season closely for any glimpse of the the housing market's changing fortunes.

Australians’ wealth is tied up in housing. That’s not a good thing.

Australians’ wealth is tied up in housing. That’s not a good thing.

A new report shows Australian wealth has skyrocketed, but that's not as great as it sounds. What happens when all this money is tied up in housing?

Renting is a mug’s game, ‘freedom’ is a lie, insecurity is a hellscape

Renting is a mug’s game, ‘freedom’ is a lie, insecurity is a hellscape

Private life becomes unendurable without the antidepressant of hope. So we accept and perpetuate lies about our circumstances.

Business bites: Stevens’ smite for the right … flaming galahs … milk of iron ilk

Business bites: Stevens’ smite for the right … flaming galahs … milk of iron ilk

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens takes aim at the assess in the commentariat. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: investor smorgasbord … Buffett takes Heinz on board … Hertz falls on its sword …

Business bites: investor smorgasbord … Buffett takes Heinz on board … Hertz falls on its sword …

Yes, over-lending to investors is a problem for the housing market, but it has been for a while. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: RBA’s concern … Orica makes a turn … Japanese need cash to burn …

Business bites: RBA’s concern … Orica makes a turn … Japanese need cash to burn …

RBA ill at ease on commercial property. And other business tidbits of the day.

In the Year of the Goat, we must bell the Chinese cat

In the Year of the Goat, we must bell the Chinese cat

Despite the optimistic posturing of Australia's Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens, China's economy is in trouble, and it's time for Australia to readjust its policies to recognise the looming downturn.

Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

Business bites: Kiwi rebate … Buffett sells oil stake … economies deflate …

How Australians subsidise Kiwi wine. And other business tidbits of the day.

Ignore today’s rates decision, the action is elsewhere

Ignore today’s rates decision, the action is elsewhere

Forget interest rates -- other areas of the Australian economy are more interesting.