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How Afterpay became one of the most valuable companies in Australia

How Afterpay became one of the most valuable companies in Australia

The buy now, pay later system has a market value of nearly $7 billion. But will what investors buy now definitely pay off later?

Australia’s lost decade beckons as productivity, investment and wages slump

Australia’s lost decade beckons as productivity, investment and wages slump

Australia now has a real productivity crisis. So where's the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the fake crisis claimed to have happened under Labor?

Not a company tax cut in sight, but investment is set to surge

Not a company tax cut in sight, but investment is set to surge

Despite the lack of a big business tax cut, investment in Australia is on the rise — so much so that mining companies are now warning that workers might actually get real wages rises.

Where were the banks’ shareholders? Too busy chasing short-term profit.

Where were the banks’ shareholders? Too busy chasing short-term profit.

Poor remuneration practices and incentives played as big a role outside our banks as within them.

New data suggests economy is travelling well — but what about wages?

New data suggests economy is travelling well — but what about wages?

Economic data this week suggests there's still plenty of life in housing construction as well as growing business investment.

Treasury and Reserve Bank not on the same page on investment forecasts

Treasury and Reserve Bank not on the same page on investment forecasts

The government and the Reserve Bank have a different view about the crucial area of non-mining investment in the coming year. And what will happen to wages, wonder Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Budget infrastructure spend crucial as investment growth fades

Budget infrastructure spend crucial as investment growth fades

Infrastructure spending won't just be crucial to the government's political fortunes -- if the Reserve Bank is right, it might play an unexpectedly important role in supporting economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Turnbull will get mugged by housing like he was mugged by energy

Turnbull will get mugged by housing like he was mugged by energy

As with energy, housing affordability has gone from a political issue to a major policy challenge, and it's not clear the government can handle either of them.

Yes, Labor really did kill off the mining boom

Yes, Labor really did kill off the mining boom

New data shows the mining sector at its lowest ebb since 2011 -- even though Tony Abbott promised "a second mining boom" if he repealed the carbon price and mining tax.

Investment figures: gloom and doom for now, but there’s light ahead

Investment figures: gloom and doom for now, but there’s light ahead

Today's capital expenditure data aren't good but contain some positive signs -- and don't rely too heavily on them, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.