Richard Holden

Australia economy

The progress the Australian economy was making has been slowed or reversed, at exactly the wrong time.

Trump China

Australia has more to fear than most countries from a global trade and currency war. All eyes will be on the Reserve Bank governor Friday as he attempts to outline what might happen.

money windfall

A bold government would have delivered stages one, two and three of the tax cuts at once. Boldness is what we need.

US Federal Reserve

Donald Trump has had four of his nominations for the US Federal Reserve rejected. Now he has another two.

Donald_trump_and_xi_Jinping

Australia can't afford to pick sides between the United States and China. That's a good thing.

Jacinda Ardern

Australia's treasury adopted a well-being framework well before New Zealand's much celebrated "well-being budget". Here's what happened to it.

Bob Dylan

The next set of instructions handed to the Reserve Bank will have to be realistic. That might mean a big adjustment.

slow down sign

Australia has two options to keep out of recession, neither of them easy. The government will have to abandon its determination to get the budget into surplus.

richard_holden_portrait.jpg

Any interest rate cut on Tuesday could be supercharged by another move to give borrowers more money to play with. 

climbing_into_higher_debt.jpg

Combined, APRA and the Reserve Bank are about to give households on $150,000 up to $120,000 more borrowing power.

Pages