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Peter Martin

Editor, Business and Economy

Peter Martin is Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation and a visiting fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU. A former Treasury official with an honours degree in economics, he has worked as the economics correspondent for ABC radio, as the ABC's Tokyo correspondent and as economics editor of The Age. With Dr Gigi Foster of UNSW he created The Economists podcast on ABC Radio National. In 2016 he was made a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University in recogn...

No surplus, no share market growth, no lift in wage growth. Economic survey points to bleaker times post-election

Jan 29, 2019 12:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Politics

The Australian economy will remain healthy for long enough to enable the government to claim it as a strength in the lead-up to the May election, but the first Conversation Economic Survey points to a fairly flat outlook...

My magnificent seven. Seven really bright ideas (and one as old as time itself) from 2018

Dec 27, 2018 10:18 am UTC| Insights & Views

Few things are as valuable as a bright idea. They rarely pop up in meetings (where most of the time people agree with other people), or in business (where most of the time its easier to keep doing what youve been...

Banking Royal Commission's damning report: 'Things are so bad that new laws might not help'

Sep 30, 2018 21:48 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne has identified greed as the key reason banks and other financial institutions repeatedly broke the law, along with an inability to manage and repeated decisions by the Securities and...

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Economy

JGBs end higher tracking global peers, buoyed by BoJ’s daily bond-buying operation

The Japanese government bonds gained at close on Tuesday, tracking a similar movement in the global peers, helped further by the Bank of Japans (BoJ) daily bond-buying operations, held earlier today. At close, the yield...

Australian bond yields plunge after RBA July meeting minutes hint at further policy easing

Australian government bond yields plunged during Asian session of the second trading day of the week Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australias (RBA) July monetary policy meeting minutes hinted at further easing in its...

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during Mondays afternoon session, ahead of FOMC member Williams speech, due today at 12:50GMT, besides, a host of other speeches, lined up for tomorrow. Also, the countrys retail sales for...

Chinese GDP growth slows further in Q2 2019, PBoC to continue to adopt targeted policy to support growth

Chinese economic growth decelerated in the second quarter of 2019. On a year-on-year basis, the GDP growth eased to 6.2 percent from first quarters 6.4 percent, coming in line with consensus expectations. On a...

UK gilts surge ahead of May labour market data, BoE Governor’s speech

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading session Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys labour market data for the month of May, scheduled to be released on July 16 by 08:30GMT and the Bank of...

Politics

Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

In his latest book, strategist and defense analyst Hugh White has gone nuclear, triggering a debate about whether Australia should develop and maintain its own nuclear arsenal. But developing and sustaining modern...

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

We have entered a new election cycle, and it appears that a discussion about tax policy will consist primarily of bickering and court challenges around the introduction of a carbon tax and the associated Climate Action...

Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

The marriage of United States first lady Melania Trump and president Donald Trump has repeatedly been the subject of several articles and stories. Some of them put the first couple in a good light while others spark...

POTUS does not appreciate being called ‘inept’

United States president Donald Trump opens this week by admonishing British ambassador to the U.S. Sir Kim Darroch who apparently described him as clumsy and inept. Trump also made sure to remind the world that he does not...

Are Europe's new leaders up to the job? Brussels appointment process raises serious legitimacy questions

Every six years, in tandem with the European parliamentary election, the EU changes the management of its top jobs. This, in turn, affects the composition of its institutions. The five key places to be filled are the...

Science

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: interview with space archaeologist Alice Gorman

Alice Gorman is a space archaeologist working on space junk in Earth orbit, deep space probes, and planetary landing sites. She explores what we can learn from these items and places as material objects, and also their...

The world might be one step closer to finding a cure

Another significant development in the field of HIV cure study was reported recently. For the first time, scientists were able to kill the virus that causes AIDS on living mice by combining the use of CRISPR-Cas9 or CRISPR...

Technology

Sony sets its eyes on hardcore gamers

Sony decided to ditch this years E3 but around the same time. But the company still gained a good command in the gaming news headlines as talk about its next-generation console unofficially dubbed the PlayStation 5 ...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Lady Gaga might be present in the game

Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be one emotional journey for players as has been confirmed by lead quest designer Pawel Sasko. But to achieve such impact, the game will also feature heavy violence throughout its...

‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ will likely make an appearance during the next State of Play

The Last Of Us Part 2 made no appearance during this years E3. As such, its release date is still up in the air with February 2020 considered as the most likely time that the sequel will hit the shelves. Details about...

‘GTA 6’ release date: Recent leak likely a fake, Jason Schreier said

Another prediction about GTA 6 specifically its release date has surfaced on the web again. This time, the leak came from market analyst Alex Giaimo whos working for Jefferies. Giaimo contends that GTA 6 is a long way...

‘Black Ops 4’ is currently 50 percent off

Black Ops 4 is bringing in an iconic character of the franchise, none other than Captain Price himself. While Price will be the main protagonist for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, hes now available to be played...
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