Economics

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Consumer confidence isn’t looking good, investor loans cause concern for the regulators, and Australia’s trade surplus sends the Aussie dollar soaring. If only we knew what President Trump will do next, writes Richard Holden.

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Brexit and Trump pave the way for more financial market uncertainty, writes Richard Holden.

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If it's so easy to fix a nation's economic ills by simply running the printing presses round the clock then why doesn't everyone do it, asks Richard Holden.

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By 2020 Australia could be cash free, with a reduction in the budget deficit, and probably organised crime, as dividends, writes Richard Holden.

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.

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