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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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Reserve Bank ratchets up property warnings

The Reserve Bank has further elevated its warnings about property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne, amid concerns it threatens the broader economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Housing boom delivers a potential headache for the government

The government faces a growing problem around the booming property markets of Sydney and Melbourne while the Reserve Bank can see danger to the wider economy, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane 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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Why Australia’s business boffins need to stop worshipping the confidence fairy

If Australia’s esteemed economics experts are looking for a confidence problem, they shouldn’t blame risk-averse businesses. The answer is much closer to home …

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In ‘high-wage, high-cost’ Australia, workers are going backwards

Australians’ real wages are falling — which is bad news for domestic demand but great news for business when coupled with productivity growth.

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Relax, the unemployment figures are not so bad

Oh no, Australia’s unemployment is at a 12-year high! But if you look more deeply into the figures, you’ll find things aren’t so dire after all …

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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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Can we have financial reform when banks are too big to regulate?

The demonstration of bank power on the FOFA repeal illustrates the challenge of effectively regulating a sector that is beginning to dominate the Australian economy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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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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RBA will hold fire today as economy chugs along

The economy continues to underperform, though not as badly as the figures might suggest, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Consumer sentiment might become the government’s real budget crisis

Consumer sentiment has responded negatively to the budget, but it remains to be seen if that translate into real economic consequences, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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Is the Coalition up for the challenge of our future workforce needs?

A key long-term economic challenge is not merely identifying whether the workers of tomorrow will come from, but what skills they will need, and how to measure them, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.

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Riders on the storm

Crikey readers talk the deficit levy, giving $9 billion to the RBA, the racist undertones of Anzac Day and how we should weather the weather.

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Australia is swaggering, unarmed, in the global currency war

The Australian dollar isn’t losing against commodity competitors but manufacturing and service economies. So how long will it last and can anything be done about it?

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Hockey sings the 94 US cent budget blues — and wants the RBA to join in

If Joe Hockey is unhappy enough about the strong dollar to compromise the independence of the Reserve Bank, he should try being Treasurer when it’s above parity, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

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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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