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Some credit card fees are for the greater good

The Financial System Inquiry chaired by David Murray has been swamped by more than 5000 submissions about those pesky fees you get charged for paying on credit instead of direct debit or cash. No...

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Some credit card fees are for the best

The Financial System Inquiry chaired by David Murray has been swamped by more than 5000 submissions about those pesky fees you get charged for paying on credit instead of direct debit or cash. No...

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Iron ore slide helps focus minds

In Australia, figures during the week showing a winter surge in dwelling prices in Melbourne and Sydney served as a reminder that the current domestic housing boom could become a bubble fit to burst....

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RBA urged to end housing fixation

Australia‘s economy was facing "very difficult circumstances," he said, and a lower real exchange rate was needed to prevent the economy weakening further. "We needed a lower real exchange rate 18 months ago," Professor...

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Have baby boomers made a big investment mistake?

By Callam Pickering The retirement of the very wealth baby boomers presents a unique challenge for the housing sector and Stevens may well be right: the ‘baby boomers’ have relied too much on investment...

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Rates stuck in holding pattern

The monetary policy decision on Tuesday indicated the central bank’s concern for a slack labour market, Mr Eslake said. "They (the RBA) conceded for the first time there was certain degree of slack in...

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Interest rates stuck in holding pattern

The monetary policy decision on Tuesday indicated the central bank’s concern for a slack labour market, Mr Eslake said. "They (the RBA) conceded for the first time there was certain degree of slack in...

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Aust homebuyers have ‘world best’ deal

By Staff Reporter While ASIC and the RBA both cautioned on the risks involved in artificially boosting competition, Mr Symond said the main reason for the Financial Services Inquiry to ignore a push to...

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Aust homebuyers have ‘world best’ deal

By Staff Reporter While ASIC and the RBA both cautioned on the risks involved in artificially boosting competition, Mr Symond said the main reason for the Financial Services Inquiry to ignore a push to...

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The iPhone 6 ripple effects reach far

I think they are missing some of the point.  Apple still holds a lot of marketing cache and its ecosystem of products protects it to some degree from others that bite at its heels...