EconomyLoop
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Is the RBA's model broken or merely bent as wages wither and jobs grow

Falling unemployment should boost wages and inflation, but it is not anywhere in the world. What have the RBA and other central banks got wrong?... read more

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Parents join party as exams end

THE end of Year 12 exams is a relief for both students and their parents, but the financial questions don’t stop there.... read more

 News10 hours ago
Mugabe’s $1B fortune exposed

ROBERT Mugabe’s $1 billion fortune and lavish lifestyle has come to light with the Zimbabwean president under house arrest.... read more

 News17 hours ago
Parents sue after boy's skull fatally crushed in rotating Atlanta restaurant

The family of a five-year-old boy whose skull was crushed in the rotating wall of a hotel restaurant has sued the Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death.... read more

 ABC17 hours ago
How young investors step up

LOW wages growth and high housing costs have not stopped a growing band of younger investors from getting into property. Here’s how they do it.... read more

 News21 hours ago
Red Balloon fined $43,200

ONLINE “experience” store Red Balloon has been ordered to pay up after breaching new excessive payment surcharges laws.... read more

 News22 hours ago
Naomi’s Red Balloon cops $43,200 fine

SHARK Tank judge Naomi Simson has been left red-faced after her company Red Balloon was fined for overcharging customers.... read more

 News23 hours ago
Old icons levelled as decks cleared for Brisbane Queen's Wharf development

A large chunk of Brisbane's CBD has been torn down to make way for Queen's Wharf, Queensland's biggest infrastructure project that will eventually absorb 10 per cent of the CBD.... read more

 ABC23 hours ago
Start out as a venture capitalist with just $50

YOU no longer need to be wealthy to buy into innovative business start-ups, thanks to a new type of investing set to launch early in 2018.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Takata airbag recall hits 3.3 million

ONLY a fraction of faulty airbags have been replaced, so the ACCC is planning to make the Takata airbag recalls compulsory.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Global death knell for Aussie export

ONE country has revealed a huge drop in coal-fired power, as many countries agree to stop using coal for electricity.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Why you should always pay cash

NEW research has found that people who make cashless transactions are more likely to lose track of their spending.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Cryptocurrency being used to raise money for bail fund

A new project in the United States is seeking to raise funds for people who cannot afford bail using an unconventional platform — cryptocurrencies.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Harbour Energy 'doesn't have noble intentions' for Santos, SA Treasurer warns

A failed bid to take over oil and gas company Santos was driven by "self-interest and greed", according to SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Idea behind teen’s $620m empire

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 NewsYesterday
Hurdles for Tabcorp-Tatts merger to clear

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Same-sex marriage divisions within Government reignite push for banking inquiry

Government divisions on same-sex marriage are fuelling a new backbench push to hold a banking royal commission, with Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan declaring the Australian people would support it.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Aussie banknote worth $70k

AFTER WWI, the Australian government printed one million of these notes — before burning them all. Only four remain.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Jetmakers end Dubai with big orders

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Domain shares "overvalued": Citi analysts

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Mexico's election main threat to US ties

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Airbnb expands with Accomable purchase

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Is this 2017’s Hatchimals?

PARENTS are desperate to get their hands on a LOL Big Surprise for Christmas, despite the toy being slammed as a “waste of money”.... read more

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Boomer bosses 'at risk of cyber crimes'

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The business week in numbers

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US biofuels add to global warming: study

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A review of the week's economic data

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Disengaged Aussies face financial ‘time bomb’

HOUSEHOLD debt and costs of living are at alarming highs and Australians are worried, just not enough to do something about it.... read more

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'Deep apology' for train leaving 20-seconds early triggers amazement

A Japanese rail company has "deeply apologised" to its passengers for the "severe inconvenience" of a train that left 20 seconds early, prompting people to reflect on poor service elsewhere.... read more

 ABCYesterday
20 countries have signed up to phase out coal power by 2030

Twenty countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. But Australia isn't among them.... read more

 ABCYesterday
19-year-old sells virginity for $3.9 million

GISELLE says it is a “dream come true”, as now she can study wherever she wants, “buy a new house and travel around the world”.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Tabcorp-Tatts merger gets new approval

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Kogan shares rise on revenue update

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Tabcorp-Tatts merger approved by Competition Tribunal

Tabcorp's merger with Tatts has been given the green light — one year after the companies announced their intention to join forces.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Sterling like an emerging market currency

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 NewsYesterday
Basics Aussies are cutting to save cash

RISING living costs are forcing Australians to make tough choices. New research shows what we are cutting back on to cope.... read more

 NewsYesterday
The answer to baby formula fury

AUSTRALIA is home to 80,000 daigou — Chinese shoppers who buy out products in bulk. The problems they cause could soon be over.... read more

 NewsYesterday
‘Win’ for Trump without doing a thing

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Wool prices soar, but industry leaders to face pressure at AGM

Wool prices are higher than ever, but a series of scandals at the industry's peak body is putting a dampener on the celebrations.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Walmart posts massive sales

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 News2 days ago
Graph reveals our big blind spot

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 News2 days ago
NZD unmoved as risk sentiment improves

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 News2 days ago
ASX set to rebound, Wall Street bulls rush to tech stocks

As global markets rebounded from a sell-off earlier this week, the bullish trade is expected to flow towards the Australian share market today.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Queensland dairy farmers could be paid more if milk factory chief gets his way

There are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs will throw a lifeline to Queensland dairy farmers struggling from the supermarket $1-a-litre campaign.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Queensland wedding vendors aiming to cash in on pink dollar

With same-sex marriage laws set to proceed through Federal Parliament, tourism bodies across Queensland are moving quickly to angle their marketing campaigns toward gay and lesbian couples.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Why does SA pay more for power?

It's a power struggle we're all familiar with — the quarterly electricity bill. But some around Australia are paying much more than others.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Director of builder that went bust fails to provide records because of 'mental conditions'

The director of a building company that collapsed owing $20 million fails to provide records to the firm's liquidator, claiming he cannot cooperate because of "mental conditions".... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Consumers opt for experiences over stuff

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 News2 days ago
The gender pay gap has narrowed … to $26,527 per year

The pay gap between men and women narrows — but the blokes' club still rules when it comes to striking juicier salary deals, according to the latest gender equality scorecard out.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Ardern’s cheeky burn to Trump

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