Vital signs

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With the end of 2017 in sight, Richard Holden looks at five issues to watch for in 2018.

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Australia continues to create jobs, but wages aren’t keeping up and policymakers are running out of options, writes Richard Holden.

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Business conditions aren't translating to confidence, despite growing profits and jobs, writes Richard Holden.

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Richard Holden explains why central banks can't deal with simultaneous low unemployment and inflation.

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There are signs our frothy housing market, combined with rising interest rates, could have serious consequences for our economy, writes Richard Holden.

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Data released this week in Australia and the United States showed continued strength – or at least a lack of weakness – in consumer spending and unemployment, writes Richard Holden.

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Investor loans continue to rise, unemployment ticks down, wages growth remains distressingly low and consumers are unconvinced the budget will improve their financial situation, writes Richard Holden.

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We need to refrom negative gearing and boost housing supply. Affordability, financial stability and economic inequality are all riding on it, writes Richard Holden.

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Australia’s housing obsession continues, and it’s difficult to assess the future path of interest rates, writes Richard Holden.

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The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia calls for business investment and the US Federal Reserve tries to unwind its balance sheet.

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