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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.
The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy ‘tapering’ will be a key influence on the economy for Aussie governments after the election, but Japan and China loom large as well. Crikey reports.
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.
The immediate issue facing a new government will be to avoid a recession over the next couple of years, as mining investment falls sharply and the terms of trade boom recedes.
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?