economy

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The Australian housing market is now in a shallow decline, but the issue of interest only mortagages could still send it off a cliff.

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Italy's economy is verging on bankrupt and its election results have dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of fixing things. The best option, financially at least, may be to put someone else at the helm.

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Economic issues overseas could be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors - in the next few months at least.

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Australia may be celebrating 103 quarters without a recession, but the figures may not be quite as rosy as they first appear.

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While US President Donald Trump is now being advised by a heterodox economist, the effects of the ongoing trade war with China may take time to become evident.

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With the end of 2017 in sight, Richard Holden looks at five issues to watch for in 2018.

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Bring on the Ideas Boom that recognises and rewards science and technology innovators for working hand-in-hand with business, write Emma Johnston and Kylie Walker.  

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From keeping advertising out of public spaces to buying and selling goods and services without money, communities are experimenting with different ways of doing business in the 'new economy'.

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A generation – 25 years – of continuous economic growth in Australia, and some excellent central banking, has led to collective complacency, writes Richard Holden.

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A large chunk of economic data was released this week and while nothing was shocking or terrible, there is mounting evidence the world’s economic growth problem is entrenched.

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