Vital signs

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The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.

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The best time to shut down negative gearing is when few people are taking it up. That time could well be now.

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Hardly anyone believes that prices are really increasing by only 1.9% per year. The fault lies with us, and also the way the Bureau of Statistics adjusts prices for 'quality'.

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Pushing up interest rates due to current Australia unemployment figures and historical economic theories may de dangerous.

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Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.

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The banking royal commission's most enduring legacy might be the cancer of too much caution throughout the financial services sector.

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The debate ought to be about whether we should have spent big. It was good that we did. But we need to "reload" and get the financial system under control.

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It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.

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GDP figures released this week showed the nation has experienced a growth spurt - but will it last?

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The mere possibility of increased online competition is restraining prices offline.

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