TRADE INDUSTRY STOCK A quarterly survey of industrial trends shows manufacturers have recorded an uptick in new orders.
Tight jobs market hits manufacturing as new orders spike

The manufacturing sector remains buoyant but the good times are unlikely to last as labour and material shortages start to bite.

EXPLAINER: How the strong US dollar can affect everyone

The value of the US dollar has been on a tear for more than a year against major currencies around the world.

Federal budget deficit a pleasing $32bn in 2021/22

The federal government recorded a better-than-expected $32 billion budget deficit, but the treasurer warns the boost to the bottom line is only temporary.

Chinese consumer spending and factory output edges up

Chinese leaders are trying to prop up economic growth without big stimulus spending that might push up debt and housing costs.

Aussie drivers facing brutal petrol price hike

The consumer watchdog has been ordered to watch the petrol market for price gouging when a temporary tax cut comes to an end.

EXPLAINER: Ethereum is ditching its 'miners.' Why?

The world’s second most valuable cryptocurrency after bitcoin has effectively eliminated the energy-intensive task of ”mining” new coins on its blockchain.

O'Neil lashes Optus over data hack

Home Affairs Minister Claire O’Neil has told how Optus has failed Australians in a scathing attack on the telco giant in federal parliament.