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You could have been excused for thinking that there was unlikely to be anything significantly new in the minutes of the last Reserve Bank...read more >Petrol price set to spike
Weekly petrol price: According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average Australian price of unleaded petrol fell by...read more >2013-14 Federal Budget Tax changes
This article contains a summary of the key domestic and international tax changes announced in the 2013-14 Budget that impact on...read more >Ghost town: what’s happened to Oxford Street Sydney?
One of Sydney’s best-known retail strips has seen its rents brutally chopped in half in just a few years. Almost no one is...read more >Record car sales; Wage growth near 3-year low
Wages rose by 0.7 per cent in the March quarter, in line with expectations. Annual growth of wages eased from 3.4 per cent to 3.2 per...read more >How will the Budget affect mining?
The excuse of Treasurer Swan of a once in 50 years event on his estimates, upon which he built his spending programs, does not hold water...read more >Double whammy to hit motorists
Weekly petrol price Weekly petrol price: According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average Australian price of...read more >How will the Federal Budget impact the mining industry?
Presentations and private conversations with some of the heavy hitter economists at the recent Minerals Council Tax Conference in...read more >How high can we fly?
A new month is in full swing and the markets continue to rise, much to the surprise of investors who believed there would be the...read more >Volatile jobs data muddies the water
Employment: Employment rose by 50,100 in April after falling by 31,200 jobs in March (previously reported as a 36,100 fall in jobs)....read more >Firmer Chinese activity drives trade surplus
Chinese trade data Stronger Chinese trade data. China reported a healthy trade surplus in April. Exports and imports both printed...read more >Too little too late! RBA cuts rates by 25 points to 2.75%
This move to historically low official rate settings was urgently needed, due to the RBA having reduced the domestic economy to a crawl...read more >RBA cuts cash rate to 2.75%
Statement by Glenn Steves, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis...read more >Subdued business inflation paves way for a rate cut
Producer price index The broad measure of business inflation – the producer price index (PPI), or final stage prices, –...read more >Petrol price slides to 8-month lows
Petrol price slide: According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum, the national average Australian price of unleaded petrol fell by...read more >Inflation dragon in chains
Inflation under control: The Consumer Price Index – the main measure of inflation in Australia – rose by 0.4 per cent in the...read more >