Economics

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The Australian construction industry employs over 1.1 million people, but it needs a clear strategy to become a global competitor in the construction race, writes Martin Loosemoore. 

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UNSW's newest Grand Challenge will focus on conversations about poverty, disadvantage and inequality, while connecting to broader trends in democratic politics. 

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Father and son Geoff and Tim Harcourt on how family, history and a love of economics led them to very different academic careers

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Donald Trump has set in motion a plan to forcibly evict several million illegal immigrants, strating with those with criminal records. But doing so won't come cheap, writes Mark Humphery-Jenner.

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The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia calls for business investment and the US Federal Reserve tries to unwind its balance sheet.

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Uncertainty about energy prices and political dithering on company tax rates point to businesses waiting before investing heavily, while the shift to part-time employment continues in Australia, writes Richard Holden. 

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It's a puzzle why businesses are reasonably confident but not willing to invest in the future, writes Richard Holden.

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Amid all the commotion around Donald Trump's plans to lower US company tax rates, you might have missed that Australia is also having a similar debate, writes Richard Holden.

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Consumer confidence isn’t looking good, investor loans cause concern for the regulators, and Australia’s trade surplus sends the Aussie dollar soaring. If only we knew what President Trump will do next, writes Richard Holden.

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Brexit and Trump pave the way for more financial market uncertainty, writes Richard Holden.

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