The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, writes Richard Holden.
The Reserve Bank has named low wages growth and low inflation as reasons for its decision to not increase interest rates from 1.5%, writes Richard Holden.
Data from Australia and overseas, inlcuding the fluctuations in the US stock market, point to a tricky balancing act for policy makers, writes Richard Holden.
Cutting company tax rates can help to redress economic inequality and deserves political support, writes Richard Holden.
Data released this week in Australia and the United States showed continued strength – or at least a lack of weakness – in consumer spending and unemployment, writes Richard Holden.
The US economy looks to be improving but Richard Holden warns that Australia is on shaky ground with low interest rates, high household debt and the Aussie dollar on the rise again.