What's Happening

One of Australia's best forecasters expects another big inflation miss next week

Australian unemployment lifts despite another strong month of hiring

Demand for property workers in Australia has declined sharply -- and it could be linked to sinking home prices

Australian businesses say they're cutting staff as new work dries up

Iron ore prices slump again as supply concerns ease

The Australian dollar couldn't rally despite impressive economic data from China

China's economy is picking up speed as stimulus measures take hold

Australia's next retail sales report could be pretty weak after a surprise surge in February

If you're expecting a strong rebound in Asian exports soon be prepared for disappointment

Spending across the Australian economy has suddenly improved

Rate cuts could soon be coming to New Zealand as inflation comes up short

China's latest economic report card will dictate how the Australian dollar performs today

Iron ore prices dip ahead of China's GDP report

Chinese pork prices look set to sizzle

Here's one explanation as to why currency market volatility has dried up

Another Australian dollar rally has fizzled out

Iron ore prices are climbing again

No turnaround in sight: Morgan Stanley's Australian housing model hits rock bottom

Auction clearance rates hit the highest level since September – but they're still low

Australian inflation look set to weaken further, providing a potential trigger for the RBA to cut rates

Pessimism among Australian property professionals hits new highs

The Australian dollar jumps to six-week highs

Iron ore prices ease across the board

The RBA isn't convinced it needs to cut rates - but markets still think it will

Australians are suddenly a lot more optimistic about where the housing market is heading

As investors retreat from Australia's housing market, first time buyers are moving in to take their place

The IMF's latest growth downgrade may push the RBA into action

The Australian dollar is going nowhere fast as traders eye bigger events ahead

Iron ore prices continue to compress

Foreign investors are piling back into emerging markets in Asia, especially India

Home loan lending rebounds following Australia's banking royal commission

More Australians are falling behind on their mortgage repayments – but there's a reason why

The budget didn't go down all that well with Australians

The charts that prove Australia's house price downturn really is BIG (and why some are concerned about what it may mean for the economy)

The Australian dollar is drifting higher again

Iron ore surges to a 5-year high

Chinese iron ore futures surge to record highs

The cost to rent a home in Sydney is falling, and increases in most other capital cities are slowing

Australian jobs ads are falling at the fastest pace in over 5 years

'We like it': Citi makes the case for Aussie dollar strength ahead

Auction clearance rates are inching higher, but home prices are still going backwards

The Australian dollar remains range-bound, dull and directionless

Iron ore markets had a quiet end to the week due to a public holiday in China

Here's why you should treat preliminary auction clearance rates with caution, especially in Sydney

If you think your last pay increase was bad, spare a thought for workers in Japan

It's not out of the realms of possibility that the RBA could cut rates in May

Conditions remain fairly dire for Australia's residential construction sector

The Australian dollar drifts higher ahead of the US jobs report

The iron ore rally takes a breather

Australian home loan arrears are low but rising, and Moody's expects that trend will continue