Economics

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US President Donald Trump's war of words with China over trade tariffs may have been vandalous, but could yet prove somewhat productive.

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Bill Shorten’s proposal to triple anti-dumping penalties demonstrates a misunderstanding of dumping and its impact on the economy. It also misunderstands when anti-dumping measures may be lawfully applied and to what extent.

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As artists turn to crowdfunding their projects, Usman W. Chohan warns that we should be cautious about viewing it as a means of supplanting government support for the arts.

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Business conditions aren't translating to confidence, despite growing profits and jobs, writes Richard Holden.

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Housing credit is still propping up lending in Australia while the US economy goes from strength to strength, writes Richard Holden.

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Usman W. Chohan examines whether the Australian Charter of Budget Honesty could benefit other countries, including Canada.

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Richard Holden explains why central banks can't deal with simultaneous low unemployment and inflation.

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There are signs our frothy housing market, combined with rising interest rates, could have serious consequences for our economy, writes Richard Holden.

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Data released this week in Australia and the United States showed continued strength – or at least a lack of weakness – in consumer spending and unemployment, writes Richard Holden.

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The market welcomed statements from the US Federal Reserve and the RBA, but there isn't much to be happy about.

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