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Hysteria over ‘recession’ won’t help a struggling economy

Yes, Australia is undergoing a serious economic contraction. No, yelling 'recession' doesn't help. And for our exporters, things aren't too bad at all.

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Flagging expenditure shows government is right to aim at construction

Whatever the GDP result for the March quarter, the economy will need more assistance from the government to prevent major industries like construction from collapsing.

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NAB stiffs small investors as institutions and banks cash in

Australia's shareholders are once again being left behind as companies cash in on capital raising.

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The dirty secret of business investment: oligopolies are killing it

Increasing business investment is crucial to the post-crisis recovery. But what if our economy was increasingly resistant to investment because of a lack of competition?

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Government still ignoring reality as investment recession hits

The economy entered a dangerous phase in the December quarter while the government ignored all calls for economic leadership. Now it's trying to blame a virus for its own failings.

Speaking the truth about power: the Coalition is hurting reliability, affordability and competition

While Australia faces an investment drought, the government is deterring billions in renewable energy investment because of its climate denialism. The result is more expensive and less reliable power.

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Have you seen that post-election investment boost that business promised? We looked for it

After Scott Morrison won the election, we were told a gleeful business community would be lifting investment. In fact, investment has slumped.

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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 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

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.