Governor Philip Lowe says the economic recovery is well under way and has been stronger than was earlier expected.
The big banks say they’re there for small business, but ahead of an expected jump in insolvencies, a competitor says they’re mostly just talk.
Chinese investment in Australia fell by over 61 per cent in 2020, according to data from the ANU. It's reached the lowest level in six years.
Liz Hobday and Andi Yu
Trade statistics show that exporters with limited market dominance are already impacted by the eroding competitiveness.
At the end of the last century, 2020 was the go-to year. But when we actually got there, we more or less put everything on hold.
The $10bn Inland Rail project is threatening to be one of Australia’s biggest white elephants.
Australia’s central bank expects it will take years to meet its inflation and unemployment goals, according to minutes of its February meeting.
It beggars belief that the ATO would not be aware that this is going on.
The number of people receiving JobKeeper payments has fallen significantly across the country, with WA recording the biggest fall of any State.
Commodities have seen four supercycles over the past 100 years — with the last one peaking in 2008 after 12 years of expansion.
Gerson Freitas Jr
Macquarie Group shares surged the most in 10 months after raising its profit outlook as markets rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the US faces an urgent need to deal with problems raised by the pandemic-induced recession.
Martin Crutsinger and Alan Fram
Australia will export 30,000 tonnes of barley to a Mexican brewery, in a significant breakthrough for the trade market which has been hit by Chinese tariffs.
The expected rebound will come six months after Australia’s worst reporting season in more than a decade.
A new survey from one the country’s major banks has revealed a stronger economy is providing businesses with a much-needed confidence boost.
Nanaia Mahuta has described Australia as "an indispensable partner across the breadth of our interests" in her first major speech as NZ's foreign minister.
Interest rates will remain unchanged until at least 2024, according to Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe.
Governor Philip Lowe reiterated the board would not increase the cash rate until actual inflation is sustainably within its target range.
The UK has formally request to join the 11-nation trans-Pacific trade pact in a bid to open new trade avenues after Brexit.
China's official manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index fell to 51.3 in January from 51.9 in December, the National Bureau of Statistics says.
Under its post-Brexit plans, the UK will formally apply to join a mammoth free-trade pact including Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore.
WA fashion designers and insiders are predicting a slow and tough road out of COVID, with disruptions to supply chains and large scale events taking its toll on the industry.
Astonishingly, the ASX is not far off its all-time high. So was Warren Buffett right in warning ‘be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful’?
Rebecca Le May
Janet Yellen has been put in charge of overseeing an economy that continues to be hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Saleha Mohsin and Christopher Condon
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