Stories by Evan Schwarten

Tiger air becomes part of Virgin

Virgin Australia is back in the budget travel business after inking its 60 per cent stake in the newly-rebranded Tigerair Australia.

Written by Evan Schwarten09 July 13 09:33

Australia's unemployment rate hits 5.6%

Australia's unemployment rate has jumped to its highest level in more than three years and is expected to rise further, boosting the chances of further interest rate cuts.

Written by Evan Schwarten12 April 13 10:20

Rate likely to stay on hold for 2013

Homeowners' chances of scoring further mortgage relief are looking increasingly slim after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate on hold for a third straight month.

Written by Evan Schwarten03 April 13 09:58

Confident consumers boost retail sector

Australian retailers recorded their strongest January sales growth in six years as increasingly confident consumers headed back to the shops.

Written by Evan Schwarten06 March 13 09:58

Aust recession possible, says economist

An economist believes Australia may face a recession in 2014 unless interest rates and the dollar both fall sharply.

Written by Evan Schwarten27 Nov. 12 16:38