Richard Holden

breaking open the piggybank

Much more needs to be done to accelerate spending and investment, says UNSW Business Professor Richard Holden.

USA China relations

It will take skilled diplomacy for Australia to keep both China and the US happy, but it is important to do so.

internet speed test

The mess made of National Broadband Network was entirely predictable. Politicians forgot three basic lessons from economics.

Emerging Thought Leader finalists 2019

Next generation of UNSW leaders named as finalists for inaugural prize.

Big Short

Michael Burry was right about the bubble that caused the Global Financial Crisis. He's wrong about the next bubble being passive investment.

Melbourne

More than good management and more than good luck, we've been blessed by delightfully fortunate timing.

warehouse

The government can help boost business investment, but it would take a boost in government investment and would keep the budget in deficit.

Germany sad

With a relatively low debt to GDP ratio, Australia was never at risk of becoming Greece. But Germany, with negative interest rates and scant prospects for economic growth, is an open question.

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.

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