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Peter Martin1

Peter Martin1

Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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 recognition of his contribution to the community's understanding of economics.

Exclusive. Top economists back budget push for an unemployment rate beginning with '4'

May 09, 2021 10:03 am UTC| Economy

Australias top economists have overwhelmingly backed a decision by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to reset the budget strategy so that it prioritises achieving an unemployment rate of between 4% and 5% over reducing...

The budget is a window into the treasurer's soul. Here's what to look for Tuesday night

May 09, 2021 09:13 am UTC| Politics

What in America they call the State of the Union, in Australia we call the federal budget. As surprising as it may seem, Australian budgets arent really about money theyre about values. As a case in point, a key...

You can't fix the economy if you can't see it: how the ABS became our secret weapon

Mar 09, 2021 05:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

If we survive this economic crisis (and it is looking increasingly like we will, although the end of JobKeeper at the end of the month will be a setback) it will in large measure be because this time weve had real-time...

A little ray of sunshine as 2021 economic survey points to brighter times ahead

Feb 02, 2021 13:58 pm UTC| Economy

Suddenly, economic forecasters are optimistic. Six months ago the forecasting team assembled by The Conversation was expecting Australias recession to continue into 2021, sending the economy backwards a further 4.6%...

Negative Rates Series

Sure, interest rates are negative, but so are some prices, and when you look around, they're everywhere

Dec 30, 2020 00:14 am UTC| Economy Investing

On December 10, it finally happened. Instead of demanding an interest payment from the government in return for lending it money, a group of investors offered to pay the government in order to lend it money. Naturally...

It isn't right to say we are out of recession, as these six graphs demonstrate

Dec 06, 2020 10:02 am UTC| Economy

Itd be wrong to say that we are out of recession, although thats how the graph of Wednesdays GDP numbers makes it look. Gross domestic product (the measure of everything produced and earned and spent) fell 7% between...

The Australian government has just sold $15 billion of 31-year bonds. But what actually is a bond?

Aug 01, 2020 15:11 pm UTC| Economy

There are the Boxing Day sales, and there was this weeks rush of extremely cashed-up investors desperate to get a slice of this weeks rare 31-year government bond auction. Whats a bond? Whats a bond auction? Well get to...

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Economy

Hyundai Heavy successfully test-runs autonomous ship

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group (HHIH) successfully conducted a test run of a fully autonomous cruise ship, which navigated through the narrow 10-kilometer Pohang Canal. However, an HHIH official clarified that the...

SsangYong Motor's first EV to be launched in Europe on October

SsangYong Motor Co. will launch its first electric vehicle (EV) dubbed Korando Emotion in Europe later in October to speed up its sales process. SsangYong has begun domestic production of the Korando Emotion. Chung...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Kakao edges Naver for third spot among S. Korea's most valuable firms

Kakao Corp. posted a market capitalization of 64.1 trillion won to take the third spot among South Koreas most valuable company following chip giants Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc. The upward march was due to...

Hybe's market value surges after the release of BTS' ‘Butter’

Hybe, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment, saw its market valuation shoot up to an amazing number after BTS Butter track was released and subsequently dominated all the music charts around the world. The companys value...

Politics

Donald Trump election loss: New emails show ex-POTUS removed Atlanta US attorney over false election fraud claims

To this day, former President Donald Trump is pushing his claims of election fraud that led him to lose the 2020 presidential race to Joe Biden. New emails have revealed that Trump went to the extent of having Atlanta,...

Nancy Pelosi urged by House Republicans to remove Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar sparked backlash regarding her recent comments comparing American and Israeli war crimes to Hamas and the Taliban. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy demanded that House...

Donald Trump election loss: Ex-POTUS pressured DOJ officials to overturn results, according to new emails

Former President Donald Trump has to this day pushed the belief that the November 2020 elections were stolen from him and denied him a second term without evidence. In another attempt to cling to power in his final weeks...

Joe Biden looks to have a 'predictable, stable' relationship with Russia in summit with Vladimir Putin

Following the G7 Summit in the UK and the NATO summit in Belgium, US President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday in Geneva. The meeting would be Bidens first in-person meeting with...

Science

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

New global guidelines for stem cell research aim to drive discussions, not lay down the law

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) today released updated guidelines for stem cell research and its translation to medicine. Developed in response to recent scientific and clinical advances, the...

Tiangong: China may gain a monopoly on space stations - here's what to expect

China launched Tianhe-1, the first and main module of a permanent orbiting space station called Tiangong (Heavenly Palace 天 宫), on April 29. Two additional science modules (Wentian and Mengtian) will follow in 2022 in a...

Microfluidics: The tiny, beautiful tech hidden all around you

When you think of micro- or nanotechnology, you likely think of small electronics like your phone, a tiny robot or a microchip. But COVID-19 tests which have proven to be central to controlling the pandemic are also a...

Space tourism – 20 years in the making – is finally ready for launch

For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal but he wasnt a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat...

Technology

‘Elden Ring’s’ world features 6 major locations that can be explored in no specific order

The open world features in the earlier games released by FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki have been some of the most beloved by its avid fans. Elden Ring is poised to continue that tradition as the popular game director...

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series gets FCC certification ahead of rumored August launch

Samsung fans may have gotten another hint at the imminent launch of the Galaxy Watch 4 series. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified two models of unannounced smart wearable devices from the tech...

‘Forza Horizon 5’ won’t require heavy PC specs when it launches in November

Xbox surprised racing simulation fans with the announcement of Forza Horizon 5 at its E3 showcase. Aside from dropping a new trailer, the developers also announced its release date and provided ample details about its...

Microsoft confirms Windows 10 retirement in 2025 as Windows 11 leaks online

The next version of Microsofts Windows operating system, currently dubbed Windows 11, has appeared in several leaks just a few weeks before the companys event. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also discreetly confirmed that...

Nintendo confirms ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ is launching in 2022

Nintendo released a new trailer for the much-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 during Nintendo Direct on Tuesday. It confirmed previous rumors that the game will not be released this year and provided a...
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