Tim Harcourt

Dollar value only tells part of the story

The international education sector, under siege from new migration rules and the surging dollar, is a valuable industry.

Exporters should weather the storm

WHAT a roller coaster ride it's been in the past week or so.

Global prospects appear positive

The world economic outlook is in its most healthy state for at least 30 years.

Australian exporters get up to speed

We all know that Australia is benefiting from another resources boom – the latest in a long history of export-orientated, resource-led growth spurts that we have experienced since the gold rush of the 1850s.

Evaluating the Koizumi years

Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi will say goodbye to political life next month when he steps down as Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president and from the premiership.