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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...

Why we've the weakest economy since the global financial crisis, with few clear ways out

Sep 06, 2019 07:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Australian economy is tepid, with consumer spending the weakest in ten years, business investment shrinking, and economic growth too weak to cover population growth. Were it not for very strong growth in export...

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

BoK may frontload rate cut at tomorrow’s monetary policy meeting, says DBS Economics & Strategy

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to deliver a 25bps rate cut at tomorrows monetary policy meeting, given the deterioration in the local COVID-19 situation, according to the latest research report from DBS Economics ...

Australian construction work done falls in Q4, largest quarterly decline in over a year

Australian construction work done fell 3.0 percent q/q in Q4, the largest quarterly decline in over a year and substantially larger than expected (-1.0 percent q/q). The downturn in residential activity accelerated but it...

India's IPO plan likely to benefit insurance industry, says Fitch Ratings

The Indian governments proposed IPO of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will improve the accountability and transparency of the countrys largest insurer and benefit the insurance industry, Fitch...

SGD likely to remain susceptible to a broader market tone, says Scotiabank

The Singaporean dollar is expected to remain susceptible to a broader market tone, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. The city-states MAS core inflation eased to 0.3 percent y/y in January from 0.7...

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of February consumer confidence, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries jumped during Tuesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys Consumer Board consumer confidence for the month of February, scheduled to be released today by 15:00GMT, besides, the 2-year auction, also...

Politics

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. feud: Donald Trump’s children reportedly hate each other

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.s relationship has reportedly become strained especially after the POTUS started trusting the latter more. According to the Atlantic, Donald Trumps favorite daughter and so-called golden...

Why Melania Trump wasn't punished for lying under oath in 2013?

Melania Trump previously lied under oath regarding her education. At that time, the FLOTUS claimed that she was a college graduate with a degree in architecture. However, it was, later on, revealed that Donald Trumps...

Barack Obama’s fake photo awarding convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein of Medal of Freedom circulates online

The rise of social media has paved the way for misinformation to spread in the fastest fashion the world has ever seen. No one is exempted from online fake news, even former United States President Barack Obama. A photo of...

Ivanka Trump trolled: Donald Trump’s daughter dissed after posing in front of Taj Mahal

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, joined Donald and Melania Trump on their trip to India. Hours after the first couple posed outside of the Taj Mahal, Ivanka and Kushner also posed in front of the popular...

Melania Trump has a surprising comeback after being asked if she’s a gold digger

Melania Trump previously gave a cryptic response after one student seemingly suggested that shes with Donald Trump because of his money. In 2005, the FLOTUS just tied the knot with the POTUS when she visited a business...

Science

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

NASA: Scientists notice a moving object on Pluto's surface in probe images

Being the farthest planet from the Sun, Pluto already lies in a part of space that seems impossible to reach until now. The probe images show an unusual anomaly on the dwarf planets surface. Express reports that NASAs...

Scientists discover the remnants of an ancient city in Turkey linked to King Midas' myth

There is still much to learn regarding the events that transpired in history. Recently, a group of researchers found remnants indicating a lost city in Turkey. Express reports that archaeologists from the University of...

Technology

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ patch 1.32.2 gives Lady Vashj’s a proper pair of ears

Warcraft 3: Reforged was supposedly a great note to start 2020 for many video game fans around the world. But the mood quickly changed as soon as they realized that the remastered RTS they eagerly looked forward to for...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ star Grimes reveals Lizzy Wizzy’s head-spinning backstory

Despite having released several video teasers, CD Projekt Red has maintained relative silence when it comes to the story of Cyberpunk 2077 and details about its characters. However, musician Grimes may have slipped some...

OnePlus 8 leaks suggests the addition ToF sensor to its rear camera assembly

While it hasnt been officially confirmed, it looks like the OnePlus 8 release date is close at hand. Supposed photos of the upcoming phone have been leaked online which could only mean that its almost ready for...

‘Doom Eternal’ release date, gameplay: Bethesda releases new trailer that shows some of the weapons available to players

With the Doom Eternal release date less than a month away, interest in the upcoming title is on the rise. To whet fans appetite even further, Bethesda just released a new trailer showing just what the game is all...
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