Facebook Google Menu Linkedin lock Pinterest Search Twitter

David Llewellyn-Smith

Advertisement

David Llewellyn-Smith —

David Llewellyn-Smith

MacroBusinessM editor

Latest

Front pages(s) of the day: Anarchy in the UK

Front pages(s) of the day: Anarchy in the UK

David Llewellyn-SmithJul 1, 2016

The British press digests an extraordinary day of politics ...

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

Relaxing 457 visa laws will spoil the economic pie

David Llewellyn-SmithOct 17, 201415 Comments

Contrary to the Abbott government's claims, flagged changes to the foreign worker 457 visa program won't be good for the Australian economy.

Iron ore prices are down, down -- and it's going to get a lot worse

Iron ore prices are down, down -- and it's going to get a lot worse

David Llewellyn-SmithSep 4, 20145 Comments

The Chinese building boom was unprecedented in scope and swiftness. The bad news? The bust will be of the same magnitude.

Why Australia's business boffins need to stop worshipping the confidence fairy

Why Australia's business boffins need to stop worshipping the confidence fairy

David Llewellyn-SmithAug 25, 20147 Comments

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 ...

APRA chief John Laker leaves, with questions in his wake

APRA chief John Laker leaves, with questions in his wake

David Llewellyn-SmithJun 30, 2014

John Laker leaves APRA -- and his long reign is heralded by some as a success. But don't forget the role of APRA in allowing a problematic foreign-borrowing before the GFC ...

Smoking out the truth in the <em>Oz</em>'s plain packaging war

Smoking out the truth in the Oz's plain packaging war

David Llewellyn-SmithJun 23, 201413 Comments

You can cherry-pick the data to prove the case either way, but it seems The Australian's war on plain packaging is self-defeating in the face of evidence.

The oncoming storm that will smash the mining boom in the Pilbara

The oncoming storm that will smash the mining boom in the Pilbara

David Llewellyn-SmithJun 16, 20145 Comments

A confluence of three factors are converging on the Pilbara's iron ore mines. The result will be a once-per-century economic cyclone, and miners better batten down the hatches.

The five waves that could wipe out the Australian economy this year

The five waves that could wipe out the Australian economy this year

David Llewellyn-SmithMay 19, 20148 Comments

The waves washing over the Australian economy won't wipe us out in themselves. But the convergence of them this year could flood attempts to refloat the economy.

Iron ore drags down terms of trade for gloomier economic outlook

Iron ore drags down terms of trade for gloomier economic outlook

David Llewellyn-SmithMay 12, 20141 Comment

The outlook for Australia's iron ore producers is dour. That drags down our terms of trade, and suggests Joe Hockey's gloomy economic forecasts can be believed.

Rort nation: it's only a tough budget if you ignore the obvious cuts

Rort nation: it's only a tough budget if you ignore the obvious cuts

David Llewellyn-SmithMay 5, 201410 Comments

There's billions of dollars in Commonwealth funds going to waste in rorts across superannuation, negative gearing and salary packages. So why is that off limits when the government is looking for savings?

https://www.crikey.com.au/2014/05/05/rort-nation-its-only-a-tough-budget-if-you-ignore-the-obvious-cuts/ == https://www.crikey.com.au/free-trial/==https://www.crikey.com.au/subscribe/

Show popup

Telling you what the others don't. FREE for 21 days.

Free Trial form on Pop Up

Free Trial form on Pop Up
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.