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RBA governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Reserve Bank will take us further into a new world in November

The Reserve Bank board is likely to complete the transition to an entirely new monetary policy centred around quantitative easing when it meets in November.

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Leases on hold: how do we reverse Australia’s retail vacancy apocalypse?

Australia's high streets are staring down a vacancy epidemic. Is there a solution?

The Amazon behemoth is finally starting to stir in Australia

It has taken years for Amazon to get a foothold in Australian retail, but the company is nothing if not patient.

Only the credulous could accept a contactless account of our economic reality

Reports that consumer spending is back to where it was last year leave out the fact that contactless payments are the new norm.

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How COVID-19 will change Australian retail — forever

The COVID-19 recession will end one day, but its impact on Australian retail (and the entire economy) may last forever.

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NSW consumers continue to hunker down as retail flounders

What is wrong in NSW? Consumers in our biggest state are refusing to open their wallets, with retail sales still below the levels of early this year.

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How do you get a whole country back to the shops?

Australia's latest retail figures are in, and it doesn't look good. The government needs to throw one hell of a sale.

Stagnant wages, stagnant economy — when will jobs start stagnating too?

The federal election might ensure that jobs growth stays strong for another month — but eventually it will succumb to gravity.

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What’s the future of Myer and David Jones?

The question is: will either of our big department stores succumb to woeful conditions? And if so, who goes first?

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Shopping for ScoMo? Morrison kills consumer sentiment in NSW.

Retail sales figures show NSW consumers shutting their wallets from August last year, when Scott Morrison became Prime Minister.

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