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Business bites: no win for Fin … US weak speak … mates and rates …

Fin fails to report Stevens’ slapdown, Fed gives mixed messages and central banks announce rates. Plus more business tidbits of the day.

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Stevens issues warning on misconduct

Even through phrased in polite central banker language, yesterday Glenn Stevens made clear to the big banks that the RBA doesn’t trust them as much as it used to, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Inflation on target, but will the Reserve Bank hold fire?

Yesterday’s inflation data gives the go-ahead to cut interest rates, but will the RBA wait for the budget, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane ask.

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Stevens finally opens up on the fiscal front

Glenn Stevens has made clear he wants more help from the budget in improving Australia’s tepid economic growth, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Business bites: Stevens’ smite for the right … flaming galahs … milk of iron ilk

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens takes aim at the assess in the commentariat. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Business bites: jawboning rates … China not so great … Greece’s blind date …

Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is jawboning again. Does a rate rise loom? Plus other business tidbits of the day.

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Sydney real estate versus the economy? Not that simple …

When it comes to interest rates, it’s not as simple as saying Sydney house prices as stopping rate cuts, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Business bites: Myer’s new CEO … petrol won’t say low … Buffett has a real go …

China’s economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.

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Joe must go: Hockey is harming the economy and undermining the RBA

Joe Hockey has damaged the independence of the Reserve Bank and left the economy in trouble as bad times loom, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Reserve Bank goes back to the bad old days

The Reserve Bank appears once again to be playing favourites by breaching its own communications policy on the direction of monetary policy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The RBA gives Joe his first repayment — and he desperately needs it

The RBA’s annual report reveals a big dividend for Joe Hockey — and he badly needs it, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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What crisis? How the ‘purveyors of crisis porn’ pervert our economy

There’s no economic crisis, despite what the doomsters insist. Instead, we have a series of eminently soluble problems, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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RBA does the vision thing better than politicians or business

The Reserve Bank’s most senior officials yesterday made a more coherent case for the Australian economy than any we’ve heard from politicians recently.

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Evidence suggests an economy tracking below trend

Data this week shows the economy has slowed in the June quarter, maybe significantly, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Securency superinjunction another twist in a long-running scandal

The Securency case that prompted the now-notorious Department of Foreign Affairs injunction has been going for years and shows no signs of ending soon.

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Three major speeches offer contrasting economic approaches

Three major speeches from our key economic officials this week offer quite different takes on the task of economic management, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Economy coming off the boil as Stevens sets things straight for the markets

The economy is losing steam in the second quarter of the year, and the budget didn’t help. But RBA governor Glenn Stevens says interest rates will be steady for a long time to come, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Media briefs: Leys to ABC … REA profits … Time for cuts …

News Corp’s REA Group is thriving, plus other media tidbits.

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Abbott confused on A$ — and that gift to the RBA

Tony Abbott’s bizarre linkage of the government’s $9 billion handout to the Reserve Bank to the Australian dollar raises questions about a deal between the government the independent RBA, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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RBA draws its big gun to bring down the dollar

The Reserve Bank has begun to talk about currency intervention, which would lower the dollar. But it’s something of a hail Mary, since it can only be used once or twice. Is the RBA gearing up to bring out the big guns?

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Glenn Stevens (kind of) weighs in on Hockey’s Handout

The RBA’s Glenn Stevens has discussed Joe Hockey’s Reserve Fund handout, but his words were allusive. Crikey’s Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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RBA decision sets the economic parameters of campaign

If the RBA cuts rates today, it will reflect how little support the government has provided the economy via the budget — a situation that’s not about to change, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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Boxing at shadows? China banks may be a threat to our economy

RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has some concerns about China’s “shadow banking” system. He poses questions about the role of non-bank entities in the Middle Kingdom.

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Three more years for Stevens at the RBA makes sense

After 22 years without a recession, Glenn Stevens deserves his new three-year RBA term. It’s been a good run, says MacroBusinessDavid Llewellyn-Smith, but his greatest test might be to come.

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Barring catastrophe, RBA will not cut rates further

If the Reserve Bank cuts its key cash rate from now on, you will know something terrible has happened offshore or something has gone bad very quickly in the local economy

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