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 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?
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.
Poor remuneration practices and incentives played as big a role outside our banks as within them.
Economic data this week suggests there's still plenty of life in housing construction as well as growing business investment.
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.
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.
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.
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shows the mining sector at its lowest ebb since 2011 -- even though Tony Abbott promised "a second mining boom" if he repealed the carbon price and mining tax.
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.