Ambrose Evans-Pritchard | 12 Apr 2018 | News
Russia's GDP was smaller than that of Texas even before the latest and most lethal sanctions imposed by Washington. It has diminished further to Benelux proportions after the rouble's 10 per cent crash this week, the steepest fall since the late Nineties.
Michael Janda | 12 Apr 2018 | News
Australia's second biggest home lender is further tightening lending standards by asking more detailed questions about exactly how much prospective loan customers spend and on what.
Nick Harmsen | 09 Apr 2018 | Economics
The world's biggest lithium-ion battery — built by tech billionaire Elon Musk's company Tesla last year — has survived its first summer in South Australia's mid-north.
Jessica Irvine | 09 Apr 2018 | Economics
There is just one month to go until the social highlight of every economics journalist’s calendar: the federal budget lock-up.
Adele Ferguson | 09 Apr 2018 | News
Mark Freeman's bright business idea earned him a government grant. But the tax office disagreed and hit him with a huge bill. Seven years and $750,000 later, he is still fighting for justice.
Ian Verrender | 09 Apr 2018 | News
When there's so much happening — cricket scandals, trade wars and the potential for military action — ongoing inaction generally isn't a celebrated event.
Clancy Yeates | 29 Mar 2018 | Investing
Commonwealth Bank may sell its Indonesian life insurance business for hundreds of millions of dollars, as the banking industry's exodus from the lower-returning wealth management sector continues.
Clancy Yeates | 29 Mar 2018 | News
After weeks of having their reputations dragged through the mud, banks are pushing ahead with plans to bolster the industry’s code of conduct.
Eureka Street | 23 Mar 2018 | Investing
The recent furore about Donald Trump's imposing of tariffs on steel, from which Australian companies have been exempted, raises an interesting question about the economics discipline. Which is better, an oxymoron or a tautology?
The oxymoron in question is 'financial deregulation'. This is a logical impossibility, because finance consists of regulations, rules. To deregulate finance is like taking the hydrogen and oxygen out of water, or the narcissism out of Donald Trump.
The ABC | 23 Mar 2018 | News
Australia's population grew by another 1.6 per cent to 24.7 million in the 12 months to the end of September 2017, adding another person every 1 minute and 26 seconds.