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The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?

Business bites: jobs galore … Greece feeling poor … Fortescue’s ore …

Business bites: jobs galore … Greece feeling poor … Fortescue’s ore …

Do we still need that rate cut? And other business tidbits of the day.

RBA hints at more economic pressures as $A hits US parity

RBA hints at more economic pressures as $A hits US parity

The Australian dollar dropped through parity with the US currency today for the first time in nearly five months.

Consumers open wallets wider, so why do we need to cut rates?

Consumers open wallets wider, so why do we need to cut rates?

Can anyone explain why the Reserve Bank needs to cut interest rates, as quite a few economists, media writers and industry leaders say it will, either next month, or December?

Make or break: manufacturing should be weaned off the public teat

Make or break: manufacturing should be weaned off the public teat

Huge industry subsidies by the taxpayer do little to preserve jobs or the industries themselves, writes Ian Hanke, of Agitate.com.au and the HR Nicholls Society.

Jobs jump sets RBA alarm bells ringing

Jobs jump sets RBA alarm bells ringing

The tilt in monetary policy has just moved decisively towards further rate rises, after the strongest jobs performance for three years years was revealed in the January labour force figures today.