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Record trade surplus might be as good as it gets for faltering economy

Record trade surplus might be as good as it gets for faltering economy

A record trade surplus on the back of strong iron ore prices is about the only thing a faltering Australian economy has going for it at the moment.

US voters prepare for crucial midterm elections

US voters prepare for crucial midterm elections

Good morning, early birds. US voters are preparing to head to the polls for the crucial midterm elections, the Australian government is considering splitting next year's federal election, and a runaway ore train is derailed in WA. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

How ‘Twig’ Forrest changed the iron ore game in Australia

How ‘Twig’ Forrest changed the iron ore game in Australia

The power of Andrew Forrest, a man of many contradictions, has ramped up over the last decade.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Rough times for Gina ... the Coalitions totally rad new website ... penalty rates have no apparent effect on employment levels ...

Iron ore slump will hurt the budget

Iron ore slump will hurt the budget

The bigwigs in Canberra won't have that extra $4 billion to play with if iron ore continues its latest slide.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Turnbull's social media prowess ... Greens factionalism ... Unilever cuts ad spend ...

Stop looking for the downside — yesterday was great economic news

Stop looking for the downside — yesterday was great economic news

The strength of the economy in the March quarter is inconvenient for everyone -- including the government, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Budget put pedal to the metal on iron ore forecast — crashes, burns

Budget put pedal to the metal on iron ore forecast — crashes, burns

Next week we'll find out what the Treasury and the Department of Finance really think about the economy -- and whether the government's optimistic budget forecasts are sound, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

Yet another budget where Australia pigheadedly misunderstands China

ScoMo has it wrong on China. But don't worry, Moz, almost all Aussie treasurers do.

Business bites: iron ore grates … decisions on rates … banking mates ….

Business bites: iron ore grates … decisions on rates … banking mates ….

Things look gloomy for iron ore. And other business tidbits of the day.