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Only by generating improved business and consumer confidences will there be a willingness to open wallets and make investments in productive enterprise.
A new gold standard is being introduced by the central bankers to substitute bullion for bonds as part of European bailout programs.
The Australian economy could gain as much as $90 billion in the next five years – but only if the Federal Government implements enough ways to boost productivity in the years after the mining boom ends, a report argues.
Confusion lies at the heart of Treasurer Wayne Swan’s sixth budget. Does he want to be a big spender or a low taxer?
Traditionally a budget in an election year contains a host of sweeteners and giveaways, but this year the government simply didn't have the money to soften up the business community.
The June quarter Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Westpac Survey reveals a decline in general business expectations over the second half of 2012.
It's been a particularly bad time for equity investors. Corn, on the other hand, went through the roof. Why?
Indonesia is facing several risks and challenges, with experts wondering whether its current growth is sustainable.
China's second-richest man has called on the Chinese government to reduce its role in the economy.
CommSec chief economist Craig James has a new way for us to see Australia's two-speed economy: there's Western Australia and then there's the rest of the country.