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Heartbleed, schmeartbleed

Crikey readers talk unemployment, a fair trial, and whether the Heartbleed security problem is all it’s cracked up to be.

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APRA, Treasury remain unenthused about the Murray financial inquiry

The financial services regulator APRA is unenthusiastic about the financial services inquiry, but has used it to complain about its resourcing.

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RBA unlikely to be popular at David Murray’s financial inquiry

The RBA’s views on a range of issues are unlikely to be welcome at David Murray’s financial services inquiry. But they’re backed by a key super sector, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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The new challenges facing the RBA (and why Stevens’ legacy is at risk)

When historians look back on this period of Australian economic history, how will they judge Glenn Stevens and the RBA in the post-GFC years?

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How US bonds are putting a rocket under the Australian dollar

If the Reserve Bank is relying on a recovery in the United States economy and a hawkish Federal Reserve to bring down the Aussie dollar, it might be waiting a while.

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RBA relaxed about the dollar and investment

This month’s minutes from the RBA board meeting show the bank is more relaxed about the dollar than it used to be, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Wages non-growth and austerity potential traps for the economy

Weak wage growth and soft public demand could yet leave us stranded as we look for new sources of economic growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer 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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Hockey’s RBA handout is looking sillier and sillier

The RBA’s reserve fund has had a big boost from the falling Aussie dollar and a more settled US economy.Joe Hockey’s ill-conceived $8.8 billion handout is looking sillier by the day, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Retailers, enjoy the boom while it lasts — the crash is coming

The recent surge in retail sales makes the outlook brighter for employment, but don’t be surprised if it’s just a temporary spike. Spending growth could slow as households become more cautious.

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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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It’s the transition, stupid — keeping property in context

Don’t blithely assume that the whole of Australia has a property bubble, write Crikey’s Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane. Glenn Stevens has different ideas.

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The price of too-big-to-fail set to weigh bank shares

The cost of being too big to fail for our big banks is now being made explicit as regulators move ahead of the financial system inquiry, Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane investigate.

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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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Question for Hockey: Treasury said no need for big RBA cash gift

There was no imperative to give the Reserve Bank a capital injection, Treasury told Wayne Swan in April, in advice that discredits Joe Hockey’s recent $9 billion handout to the RBA.

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Former RBA member deepens mystery around THAT $9 billion

An attempt by a former RBA board member to attack Labor has deepened the mystery of why the RBA suddenly got $9 billion of your money. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

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Why is the RBA being given $9 billion of your money?

Other than a few vague statements, Treasurer Joe Hockey has not told us why the RBA needs billions in taxpayer funds. Crikey writers Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer are on the case.

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When impotence is the only policy option

Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey now face the same challenge that confronted Wayne Swan — how to handle a budget when the currency is too strong? Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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Coalition inherits a workforce participation challenge

Australia’s participation rate is falling. How the government responds will be key to our fiscal and economic performance in coming years, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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The ‘meh’ economy: more flat news from the statisticians

The Australian economy marked time at the end of the financial year and into the new one. The transition from the mining boom is by no means assured.

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Coalition changes its self-managed super tune as regulators fret

The concerted warnings by regulators about the over-exposure of the self-managed super sector to property present a significant challenge for the new government, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Magic dust of confidence and reading the RBA tea leaves

What were in the Reserve Bank tea leaves yesterday? Not great news for a new government, with worries particularly for the banking sector. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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House price boom could be our biggest economic problem

While we wait for the fairies of confidence to sprinkle some magic dust on the economy, we should pay attention to house prices. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

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Double data shot may shake and stir

GDP figures next week will make an impression on voters, as would any surprise from the Reserve Bank. But which way are the data most likely to sway? Stephen Koukoulas of Business Spectator writes.

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Womens Agenda

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