[SYDNEY] A measure of Australian business conditions slid deeper into negative territory in April as sales, profit and employment suffered from coronavirus-induced lockdown, though confidence did...

[SYDNEY] Australia will ease social distancing restrictions implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus in a three-step process, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, with the aim of...

[SYDNEY] Panic buying of toilet rolls and food drove a record jump in Australian retail sales in March, but any economic windfall was sharply curtailed as much of the surge came in prices rather...

[SYDNEY] The Australian government is seeking ways to re-open locked down businesses as soon as July, as its success in containing the coronavirus outbreak allows it to focus on trying to regain a...

[SYDNEY] The mood among Australian consumers brightened just a little in the latest week as success in containing the coronavirus led to talk of easing the economic lockdown, helping lift spending...

[SYDNEY] Australian job advertisements suffered their largest ever fall in April as strict social distancing rules and business closures to combat the coronavirus all but crushed demand for labour...

[SYDNEY] Australia's goods exports rose sharply in March as the resource-rich country shipped more iron ore to China and more gold to Hong Kong and the UK, preliminary data on Thursday showed.

[SYDNEY] Australia's economic output is likely to fall by around 10 per cent in the first half of 2020, with most of this decline taking place in the June quarter due to the hit from the Covid-19...

[SYDNEY] Australia may have lost three quarters of a million jobs between mid-March and early April when large chunks of the economy were shut down in the fight against the coronavirus, new data...

[SYDNEY] Australia's economy could shrink "significantly" in the June quarter and remain "subdued" through September due to the hit from the coronavirus pandemic, minutes of the country's central...