Low inflation and painful wage growth mean the Reserve Bank has extended its freeze on interest rates for an almost unprecedented 18th straight meeting.
The latest numbers suggest construction is accelerating even as buyers become more hesitant, 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.
With 2018 likely to see US and Australian interest rates diverge, Australian investors are on the lookout for nascent signs of inflation, writes Richard Holden.
Cutting company tax rates can help to redress economic inequality and deserves political support, writes Richard Holden.
Despite employment growth, Australian wages remain stagnant in real terms as the economy starts 2018 with the same mix of positive and negative signs seen in 2017, writes Richard Holden.
The launch of the national payments platform means that Australia could realistically be cash free by 2020 if it wanted to be, writes Richard Holden.
With the end of 2017 in sight, Richard Holden looks at five issues to watch for in 2018.
Australia continues to create jobs, but wages aren’t keeping up and policymakers are running out of options, writes Richard Holden.
Richard Holden considers how Australia should navigate the current turbulent political and economic climate.