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Don’t call it stimulus, but China’s cash splash helps miners

Chinese banks and government bodies are pumping money into the country’s ailing economy. But as Michael Sainbury writes, officials are refusing to call it a stimulus measure.

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Swan’s near perfect application of economic policy

Swan’s very clear message to the RBA is that it can easily cut interest rates knowing that government demand will be dampening demand and inflation pressures over the forecast horizon, writes economist Stephen Koukoulas.

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Keane: the lessons of 2008, anyone?

While overseas events take on the terrible look of 2008, Australian politicians are locked in a debate about fiscal symbols rather than economic reality.

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Labor’s life is in foreign hands …

A gathering economic storm overseas may wreck Labor’s entire political strategy, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

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Everyone’s hoping this was a mere “bump in the road”

It’s in everyone’s interest to explain away today’s weak GDP figure as a one-off — in spite of nagging evidence that the economy outside the mining industry isn’t quite as strong as we’d all like to think.

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Life’s a party in Minerals Week, where everyone misses the point

Yeah! Let’s celebrate! It’s Minerals Week and the rent-seekers are in town! W00t! What a deeply depressing place parliament house is this week, swarming with mining executives.

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Stevens opens up, and does the Coalition no favours

Glenn Stevens was slightly more expansive than normal yesterday, and the Opposition was the loser.

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Pulsing Quasars! It’s the intergalactic adventures of the Space Vixen!

From another world…

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The Power Fox goes to Iraq

Girls’ Own Adventures with the Deputy Prime Minister

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Koalas vs. The Media

The Truth!

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The housing market is holding up. Shock

A striking thing about the flow of statistics this week is the continuing confidence people have in housing, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Aesop’s Fables: The Scorpion and the Frog

As told by first dog on the moon

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Just another Tuesday at Parliament House

The Government’s stimuls package arrives…

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