Economics

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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.

wall cracks

The RBA leaves rates on hold, Australia gets a GDP growth spurt from pre-election spending, and the IMF lays the groundwork for a lowering of global growth expectations, writes Richard Holden.

shopping

Jobs data lowers the likelihood of a US interest rate hike, Australian business investment beats expectations, but retail trade remains flat, writes Richard Holden.

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The US Federal Reserve's annual meeting will signal interest rates, and ultimately the path of the Aussie dollar, writes Richard Holden.

Richard Holden

Governments have never been good at deciding how many people can study what, writes Richard Holden.

buckets

The US economy is looking healthy, but in Australia there’s only so much monetary stimulus can do when it comes to low inflation, writes Richard Holden.

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