Kirsty Simpson

is The Saturday Paper’s business editor.

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Business May 17, 2014

Housing should not be left to states: HIA

Housing should not be left to states, says HIA. All quiet on the home front. Burgernomics not better with Coke. Leighton takeover makes final stage.

News May 10, 2014

The upsides to extending the pension age

Extending the pension age; big four earnings hit $14.7 billion; the downsides of global community; Alibaba set to steal limelight.

Economy May 03, 2014

Buyers line up for H&M

H&M opens; hunger for agribusiness; surges in payday lending.

Economy April 26, 2014

Federal budget talk all about when cuts will bite

Budget buzz; pensioners and health targeted; good news for some on costs.

Economy April 19, 2014

Beacon shines bright in ASX debut

Beacon lights up ASX. China's growth slows. Lenders mortgage insurance scrutiny.

News April 12, 2014

David Murray’s Financial System Inquiry

Plus deregulation of NSW retail electricity prices

Business April 05, 2014

First-home buyers face a difficult future

Property ownership; the latest health check of Network Ten.

Economy March 29, 2014

Crimean crisis poses risks for the global economy

Hot spots worry economy; FOFA law reforms on pause; no princely sum for King Digital debut; Lachlan Murdoch back in the News Corp fold.

Business March 22, 2014

Federal government encouraged to free up crowd funding

Plus David Jones and Myer under seige

Economy March 15, 2014

Job figures show youth still struggling

“"There are scarring effects from your initial labour market experience."”

Business March 08, 2014

Medibank Private could be first sale of many

As the Abbott government hunts for budget ballast in every nook and cranny, it is considering how best to sell Australia’s largest private health insurer.

Business February 28, 2014

ASIC roundtable considers director’s trades

ASIC governance roundtable; David Jones’s board; Half-yearly results up