Astonishingly, the ASX is not far off its all-time high. So was Warren Buffett right in warning ‘be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful’?
Rebecca Le May
Janet Yellen has been put in charge of overseeing an economy that continues to be hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Saleha Mohsin and Christopher Condon
WA’ successful handling of the pandemic has made it the “envy of the nation”, with economists tipping it will outpace growth in almost all other States and Territories.
Demand for labourers has skyrocketed as building companies rapidly expand on the back of significant government incentives that are also helping fuel near record lending by WA homeowners.
Kate Purnell & Sean Smith
Janet Yellen said that the increase in the minimum wage would help millions of frontline American workers who are risking their lives to keep their communities functioning.
Gen Zs and Millennials are reinventing how social media platforms are used to help teach their peers about investing and economics.
Confidence among the nation’s restaurant owners has taken a leap amid ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty, Deliveroo says.
Australian wool is safe from any trade tensions as China lifts the import quota - though the increase was not needed by drought-affected farmers.
Digital coins are jumping in a world awash with fiscal and monetary stimulus, even as some commentators fear an inevitable bust.
Many residential construction companies are facing a bleak future with forecasts of a wave of collapses.
Bitcoin has jumped to another all-time high, just two days after registering its biggest one-day decline since March.
Bullion is rallying as a gauge of the US currency languishes near the lowest level since 2018.
Australia's economic growth is set to pick up in the new year, helped by consumer spending, but troubles loom for policymakers.
The Australian dollar is at its highest level since June 2018, but what are the economic consequences?
After seven years of negotiations, the EU and China have agreed a business investment deal despite ongoing concerns about human rights in the Asian powerhouse.
Australia’s central bank will continue to act as the economy’s safety net as the country swings back from the coronavirus downturn, says the Commonwealth Bank’s chief economist.
With the resources sector booming, a growing pipeline of building and construction work, and business confidence at a 13-year high, WA has found silver linings in the coronavirus cloud.
Danielle Le Messurier
The timing of the Brexit trade deal on Christmas Eve forced many politicians and officials in the UK and Brussels to tear up their plans for the holidays.
Sam Blewett and David Hughes
China's trade war on goods from Down Under has caused Australia's trade surplus to fall to its lowest level in two years.
The central bank has put together a gauge of ‘news sentiment’ to measure the balance of negative and positive words used in journalists’ articles on the economy in order to help track perceptions.
Iceland and Norway are among the trade partners Canberra wants to develop better relationships with as China continues to shun Australia.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told EU chief Ursula von der Leyen that Brexit trade talks are in "a serious situation" and no deal is "very likely".
William James, Elizabeth Piper and Gabriela Baczynska
New Zealand's economy has experienced a huge rebound in the September quarter but is still down 2.2 per cent in 2020.
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