This chart should worry any Australian hoping for a larger pay increase

Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs) are the main type of collective agreement in Australia, covering 36% of all employees. Pay rates in new EBAs struck in the September quarter last year fell to the lowest level on record. UBS says this will weigh on overall wage outcomes in Australia over the next few years. If you want a clue as to where Australian wage [...]


15 of the best Australian photos from Getty Images in 2017

Getty Images has unveiled its Year In Focus 2017 Collection, a roundup of the most defining images from the year. The photo business has selected a handful of the most striking images taken in Australia, highlighting some of the biggest moments for the country in 2017. Included is the Australian Open, Adele’s Australian tour, the AFL grand final and the postal vote announcement on same-sex marriage. Here they are. Serena Williams serves in her semi-final match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the 2017 [...]


AUSTRALIAN DIARY: Everything you need to know about the week ahead for markets

It’s a quiet week ahead on the domestic data front, with Market moves more likely to be driven by key events on the international calendar. In particular, it’s a busy start to the week in the US with Fed speakers, meetings on tax-cut legislation and monthly inflation data all on the schedule. The S&P500 closed at another record high on Friday as US Markets reopened, led by gains in tech and energy stocks as the VIX volatility index fell [...]