[SYDNEY] Australian retail sales surged by the most on record in March as a lockdown for the coronavirus spurred panic buying of food and other staples, perhaps saving the entire economy from a...

A MEASURE of Australian consumer sentiment collapsed in April to a 30-year low as social distancing restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic threatened to push the country's economy into its...

[SYDNEY] Australian job advertisements suffered their largest drop in more than a decade in March amid strict social distancing rules and business closures to combat the coronavirus.

[SYDNEY] Australia is offering free childcare to about one million families, as the government steps up efforts to cushion the impact of the coronavirus.

[SYDNEY] Australia's coveted AAA sovereign rating faces growing risks from ballooning debt as the government ramps up spending to support an economy on the brink of its first recession in three...

[SYDNEY] Australia's tighter scrutiny on foreign takeovers is to protect domestic firms from getting picked up at times of weakness, according to Deutsche Bank.

[SYDNEY] Australia faces a 10 per cent economic contraction in the March quarter as shockwaves from the coronavirus pandemic rip through the economy, the head of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia...

[SYDNEY] Australian retail sales surged past all expectations in November led by pre-Christmas shopping though early indicators point to weak spending in December, suggesting the economy remained...

[CANBERRA] Australia's economic slowdown may have ended but interest rates will remain at historic lows for an extended period, with the US-China trade war the major uncertainty for the global...

[SYDNEY] Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet rebounded in June after a sharp decline in May, though the overall trend in employment growth was still downwards.