Economics

2017

Richard Holden explores the year that was and what it might mean for 2017.

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Construction has slumped to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike, writes Richard Holden.

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Fluctuating interest rates pose a threat to the yield of seasoned institutional investors and fund managers, who need to quickly adapt their approach to plummeting in cash rates.

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Robert Engle, professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University and research fellow at the Institute of Global Finance at UNSW Business School, sits down with BusinessThink to discuss predicting future financial crises. 

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Despite a later start, China's Alibaba Group is dominating e-commerce marketshare against American competitors eBay and Amazon.

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Trump's attacks on the Fed have raised questions about its independence, but there is more to good governance than that, writes Usman W. Chohan.

trade

We have to be better at helping the minority who lose out from free trade and free movement of labour, writes Richard Holden.

share crash

A Trump presidency will create a lot of uncertainty about many aspects of the economy and that is bad for confidence and investment, writes Richard Holden.

dollar

​The RBA keeps interest rates on hold and China delivers good news, but there are still pockets of concern in global economies, writes Richard Holden.

Hillary Clinton

Despite the rhetoric, Hillary Clinton's economic plans are mostly centrist, largely sensible and hardly stuff of the radical left, writes Richard Holden.

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