Australia Institute call for tax to protect normal investors

Story Published: 26 Mar 2015

A report from the Australia Institute is calling for a new tax on financial transactions known as a Tobin tax.

Economics, Jacqui Lambie, Politics, Tax

Economic report laments the end of investment boom

Story Published: 29 Jul 2015

DECLINING commodity prices and the end of the LNG industry’s construction phase have slashed investment in commercial...

Economics, Investment Boom, Lng

Budget tipped to scare backpackers

Story Published: 18 May 2015

THE NSW Labor Party has warned the Clarence Valley could lose out with backpackers opting to not visit the region because...

Backpackers, Economics, Federal Budget, Politics

China's economic story a cliff-hanger

Story Published: 13 Apr 2015

'YOUNG and fabulous,' it says on the teenager's T-shirt, in big gold letters. If it is meant to be ironic, it isn't.

China, Economics

WATERCOOLER: How's the economy? Is it better or worse now?

Story Published: 30 Sep 2015

RIGHT now, the Australian economy is harder to read and even harder to manage than any time I can remember.

Column, Economics, Finance, Investment, Opinion, Sunsuper, Superannuation

Mining industry drags corporate profit figures down

Story Published: 31 May 2016

WEAK mining profits weighed on corporate profits over the past year. For the year to the March quarter, company profits...

Economics, Mining, Mining Industry, St George Economics

Slump in oil prices fuels financial instability globally

Story Published: 1 Apr 2015

FINANCIAL markets have generally assumed lower oil prices are good for asset prices.

Debt, Economics, Investment, Markets, Oil, Trade

Growth and jobs to dominate G20 agenda

Story Published: 13 Nov 2014

AUSTRALIAN leaders will present a “straightforward but bold” plan to the G20 summit to create jobs to “lift people out of...

Economics, G20, Jobs, Poverty

Complicated global outlook has markets on edge

Story Published: 24 Aug 2015

STOCKMARKET selling continued on Friday, with global bourses losing ground on concerns about the growth outlook in China...

Economics, St George, Stockmarket

Hockey warns of 'spiralling debt'

Story Published: 19 Feb 2015

TREASURER Joe Hockey is laying the foundations for his second budget, warning all Australians of a “spiralling” debt that...

Budget, Economics, Finance, Joe Hockey

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