economy

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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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The RBA leaves rates on hold, while consumers stand on the sidelines, and ratings agency S&P isn’t convinced of the government’s ability to reduce the budget deficit, writes Richard Holden.

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This is a budget riddled with shabby timing tricks masquerading as good economic policy, writes Richard Holden.

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There’s much more at stake at Australian steelmaker Arrium than today’s jobs, writes Veena Sahajwalla.

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No matter how one cuts the data, there's no evidence that conservatives are better managers of the economy, writes James Morley.

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A sluggish building climate is leading construction companies to trim costs, pursue smaller projects and divest in larger non-performing ones, writes John Heath Roberts.

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