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IMF confirms inequality harms growth. But would higher taxes fix it?

IMF confirms inequality harms growth. But would higher taxes fix it?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 6 Comments

A new International Monetary Fund paper expands the view of what used to be the temple of international neoliberalism that inequality is growing, and dangerous.

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

Gas crisis: warning! warning! warning! Um, what comes next?

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 13 Comments

Gas companies should be careful - the Prime Minister really will use a gas reservation. He will, you know! Don't try him! And what does the competition regulator think of all this?

Which jobs have the best wage growth?

Which jobs have the best wage growth?

Bernard Keane September 25, 2017 1 Comment

If you want a pay rise, probably best to avoid mining and construction for the moment, and probably not go to Western Australia either. Instead, look for a job in the power industry.

Splitsville: Domain and Fairfax name their terms

Splitsville: Domain and Fairfax name their terms

Glenn Dyer September 25, 2017

Fairfax and Domain might be undergoing a conscious uncoupling, but as a shareholder report reveals, the two aren't going anywhere fast.

Fake news and hate speech are spoiling online advertising

Fake news and hate speech are spoiling online advertising

Crikey September 25, 2017 3 Comments

Journalism may have taken a hit in the "fake news" era, but digital advertisers are the ones who are really feeling the pinch, writes Christopher Warren.

Rating downgrades won’t help Aussie dollar

Rating downgrades won’t help Aussie dollar

Crikey September 25, 2017 1 Comment

The club of countries with three triple-A credit ratings grows ever smaller, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Put out your lumps of coal for departing Minerals Council boss

Put out your lumps of coal for departing Minerals Council boss

Bernard Keane September 25, 2017 8 Comments

It didn't take long after BHP mentioned it was unhappy with the coal-obsessed direction of the Minerals Council for the council CEO to depart.

Workers’ share of the pudding at an all-time low

Workers’ share of the pudding at an all-time low

Alan Austin September 22, 2017 10 Comments

What is transpiring now is quite bizarre: a sudden and apparently sustained collapse in workers’ share of wealth.

Banks bail out of wealth management

Banks bail out of wealth management

Bernard Keane September 22, 2017 2 Comments

The era of big banks being all things to all people is coming to an end as the majors offload their wealth management and insurance arms.

How much debt is too much for Kerry Stokes?

How much debt is too much for Kerry Stokes?

Crikey September 21, 2017

Interestingly, Kerry Stokes is not putting his hand in his own pocket to support yesterday's Coates Hire deal, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne.