The federal election might ensure that jobs growth stays strong for another month — but eventually it will succumb to gravity.
The question is: will either of our big department stores succumb to woeful conditions? And if so, who goes first?
This disastrous annual result is a blow to the retailers’ peak bodies, the mainstream media and the Turnbull government.
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.
Data this week shows the economy has slowed in the June quarter, maybe significantly, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
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.
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 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.
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.