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PEFO fiscal update: nothing to see here, folks

PEFO fiscal update: nothing to see here, folks

The Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Outlook reveals virtually nothing new compared to Labor's Economic Statement. Now it's over to the Coalition.

An economy in transition — now more than ever

An economy in transition — now more than ever

Labor has reached for the razor to keep its surplus promise, grabbing revenue from non-politically sensitive groups. The "economy in transition" mantra was strong in Chris Bowen's response.

Cigs, public servants and visa charges to pay for Labor’s surplus

Cigs, public servants and visa charges to pay for Labor’s surplus

The government has unveiled its pre-election mini-budget, aiming to raise revenue and cut spending to return to forecast by 2015-16. But it's going to be a painful journey.

Koukoulas: are markets saying the bust is over?

Koukoulas: are markets saying the bust is over?

Financial market movements over the past few months suggest the world economy is poised for a recovery, even if in the hard economic data there are few signs of it, writes Stephen Koukoulas of Business Spectator.

Rundle: recovery of 2008? What bloody recovery?

Rundle: recovery of 2008? What bloody recovery?

The recovery from 2008 may not have in fact occurred, there is no real growth to speak of in the global economy.

Blogwatch: the food prices edition

Blogwatch: the food prices edition

Breaking down the issues ... the poor to suffer ... is it an opportunity?