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Global advertising market trashed, again

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2009

Global advertising spending will suffer the biggest fall in almost 30 years in 2009.

Obama’s “glimmers of hope”: optimists v pessimists on the GFC

Crikey Intern April 15, 2009

In light of President Obama's Pollyannaesque comments on the GFC, Crikey has pulled together a collection of glass half full and half empty types on the state of the global economy.

More men getting the chop

Crikey April 14, 2009

The recession is apparently causing an upswing in vasectomies. Erm.

A bit on the side

Crikey April 14, 2009

50 business ideas to see you through the global financial crisis from antique restoring to wedding planning.

Sackings multiply as recession bites hard

Glenn Dyer April 14, 2009

The slight improvement in business confidence in the latest National Australia Bank survey belies Qantas's decision to slash its workforce.

Budget countdown: $50b deficit is just the beginning

Bernard Keane April 14, 2009

The hunt for savings within the Commonwealth budget is unlikely to make much of a dent in the looming shortfalls.

US Fed: we’re years away from a turnaround

Glenn Dyer April 9, 2009

The US central bank has sharply downgraded its economic outlook for 2009 and 2010, confounding analysts who had been predicting an uptick.

German carmakers headed for the scrapheap

Glenn Dyer April 9, 2009

A German government subsidy for consumers to trade in their cars for new models seemingly isn't enough to spare domestic carmakers from financial pain.

34,700 Australians lost their jobs in March

Glenn Dyer April 9, 2009

The jobless rate has lagged the slide in the economy. Now, it's catching up.

Ask the commentators: Jobs? We picked this

Andrew Crook April 9, 2009

Contrary to the shock headlines, the hotly-anticipated ABS labour force data released this morning revealed what more pessimistic analysts had been predicting for weeks.