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

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.

What’s the future of Myer and David Jones?

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?

Shopping for ScoMo? Morrison kills consumer sentiment in NSW.

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.

Aussie retail sales growth hits an all-time low

Aussie retail sales growth hits an all-time low

This disastrous annual result is a blow to the retailers’ peak bodies, the mainstream media and the Turnbull government.

Reserve Bank’s soothsayers right on the money

Reserve Bank’s soothsayers right on the money

While the economy is softer than earlier in the year, recent data suggests it is running along the path anticipated by the Reserve Bank, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Evidence suggests an economy tracking below trend

Evidence suggests an economy tracking below trend

Data this week shows the economy has slowed in the June quarter, maybe significantly, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Economy coming off the boil as Stevens sets things straight for the markets

Economy coming off the boil as Stevens sets things straight for the markets

The economy is losing steam in the second quarter of the year, and the budget didn't help. But RBA governor Glenn Stevens says interest rates will be steady for a long time to come, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Flat jobs numbers have the economy marking time

Flat jobs numbers have the economy marking time

This week's jobs data aren't anything to be worried about but it's clear the strong economic start to 2014 hasn't been maintained, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

Consumer sentiment might become the government’s real budget crisis

Consumer sentiment might become the government’s real budget crisis

Consumer sentiment has responded negatively to the budget, but it remains to be seen if that translate into real economic consequences, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Are we in danger of choking off a recovering economy?

Are we in danger of choking off a recovering economy?

As we head toward the 2014-15 budget, we've been given a clear view of how the economy is travelling, and the risks of a harsh budget, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.