Richard Holden

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US quarterly GDP is at its highest point since 2014, but it's unlikely to last for a number of reasons.

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Persistently low inflation puts the Reserve Bank in a difficult position where the right thing to do might be doing nothing at all, writes Richard Holden.

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A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.

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The Australian housing market is now in a shallow decline, but the issue of interest only mortagages could still send it off a cliff.

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Attacks on neoliberalism, even for the right reasons, risk throwing out what is good about liberalism.

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Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe has effectively ruled out an interest rate rise until wage growth tops 3%.

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Italy's economy is verging on bankrupt and its election results have dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of fixing things. The best option, financially at least, may be to put someone else at the helm.

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Economic issues overseas could be more important for the Australian economy than domestic factors - in the next few months at least.

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A panel of UNSW Business School experts have assessed the 2018 federal budget - the major items and the details. The roundtable discussion was streamed live, and is available for viewing now.

Richard Holden

Professor Richard Holden, UNSW Business School, explains why the budget was boring - but good.

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