Economics

Canada

MalcolmTurnbull should take a leaf out of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new book, and adopt a fresh approach to infrastructure and development programs, writes Usman W. Chohan.

Indonesia Australia diplomacy

Despite the dominance of security issues and geopolitics in the media, on the business side of things Indonesia and Australia are long-standing economic partners, writes Tim Harcourt.

bank

Lending in a frothy property market has the potential to bring the economy unstuck, writes Richard Holden.

Joe Hockey

Joe Hockey’s experience as treasurer illustrates a few fundamental points about how not to do the nation’s top economic job, write Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.

Nigel_Stapledon.jpg

Widespread speculation that other banks will follow Westpac’s interest rate rise is already having a dampening effect on house prices, says UNSW's Nigel Stapledon.

afl-release-unsw.jpg

As Sydney and Melbourne prepare for their respective footy grand finals, the economic impact of sporting events should never be underestimated, says UNSW Business School’s Tim Harcourt.

gdp-figures-unsw.jpg

Today’s GDP figures showing anaemic growth is further evidence that secular stagnation has hit Australia, says Richard Holden from the UNSW Business School.

Sharemarket

Time to panic, or time to chill: which is it on global equities markets, asks Richard Holden.

handshake

A huge proportion of Australia's richest people are amassing their wealth via political connections rather than via business innovation, write Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster.

Chinese currency

Currency wars aside, devaluation of the yuan may signal a material slowdown in the growth of the Chinese economy, and that will have significant repercussions for Australia and the world, writes Richard Holden.

Pages