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Glenn Dyer

Glenn Dyer —

Crikey business and media commentator

China's $100 billion Rio lie

China's $100 billion Rio lie

It's now clear from reports in two leading American news organisations, that the claims about Rio Tinto at the weekend were concocted and embarrassed China.

The Dyer Index: Black is back for GDP

The Dyer Index: Black is back for GDP

Business conditions are looking up with business confidence bouncing back to nearly its long term average, the latest NAB survey finds.

The Dyer Index: US economy has no gas in the tank

The Dyer Index: US economy has no gas in the tank

The US economy is dry, with consumer spending weak, personal income down and consumer credit still falling. Glenn Dyer crunches the numbers.

Loans for existing homes on the up and up

Loans for existing homes on the up and up

On a first look the latest housing finance figures suggest that the first home buyer rush may be exhausting itself. But don't get carried away by the numbers.

Everyone's a winner -- sort of

Everyone's a winner -- sort of

The Fourth Test of the Ashes on SBS last night drained viewers from all four other networks. Ten, Seven and Nine finished close up. It was one those nights where everyone was a winner.

Everything's fine, honest, says China

Everything's fine, honest, says China

China must be getting worried that people might be getting the wrong idea about its economic policy, since the Premier is releasing statements that no change in monetary policy will happen.

Telstra set to embrace National Broadband

Telstra set to embrace National Broadband

The possible addition of Telstra means the dominoes are falling into place for the Federal Government's National Broadband Network.

<em>Q&A</em> kicks a goal

Q&A kicks a goal

Q&A knocked off the NRL Footy Show in Sydney, 229,000 to 171,000 and had more viewers than Ten's 5pm New, emphasising that TV chat, live, can work, if focused, well produced and well marshalled.

Recession? What recession?

Recession? What recession?

The Reserve Bank now believes Australia will escape a recession, having lifted its 2009 growth rate from a contraction of 1% in the May Statement on Monetary Policy, to growth of 0.5%.

Charging for content won't save Rupert Murdoch

Charging for content won't save Rupert Murdoch

If Rupert Murdoch reckons charging people to get information from News Corp websites is going to repair his balance sheet, then at 78 years of age, maybe he needs a good cup of tea and a lie down.