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First Nations Groups launch scholarship for Indigenous women in financial services

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 21 DEC 2023
First Nations Economics and First Nations Foundation, two Indigenous organisations dedicated to economic empowerment, have launched a $120,000 scholarship program targeted at women studying finance and business.

Angela Jackson to helm annual Chief Economists Forum

CHLOE WALKER  |  FRIDAY, 15 DEC 2023
Impact Economics and Policy lead economist Angela Jackson is set to lead discussions at the Financial Standard Chief Economists Forum 2024, joined by industry stalwart Don Stammer.

Government reports improved fiscal outlook

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2023
The federal government has released its 2023-24 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), revealing a deficit reduction of $1.1 billion, an improvement of $12.8 billion from earlier projections.

Mild recession in 2024, higher interest rates: Vanguard

KARREN VERGARA  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2023
Vanguard predicts that developed countries will grapple with "mild recessions" in 2024 as they manage a "higher-for-longer" interest rate environment.

Agricultural sector in for a mixed 2024: Outlook

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 DEC 2023
It seems the challenges faced by the agricultural sector this year are likely to continue into 2024 as farmers grapple economic headwinds and lower commodity prices, however the second half is tipped to prove more fruitful.

Local housing market to reach inflection point: Research

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 12 DEC 2023
Research by CoreLogic suggests the Australian housing market is heading towards an inflection point, with the rate of growth in home values becoming more diverse but generally weakening.

Interest rates on hold as RBA pauses

CHLOE WALKER  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 DEC 2023
In its final decision of the year, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept interest rates unchanged at 4.35%.

CPI cools to 4.9%

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 30 NOV 2023
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped faster than economists anticipated, coming in at 4.9% in October, a decline from 5.6% in September.

New bill to strip treasurer of RBA monetary policy veto powers

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 27 NOV 2023
The government will introduce a bill to parliament this week that proposes abolishing the treasurer's power to override the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA's) monetary policy decisions.

Inflation problem is homegrown: Bullock

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 24 NOV 2023
Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Michele Bullock warned that Australians' spending habits - particularly in the services sector - are now fuelling inflation.