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The Silver Lining to the Market’s Tumble

Crikey April 9, 2009

Chin up. Even as stocks tumble there is an upside. Funds will have to fight for your business for the first time in years.

CreditWatch: ‘Green shoots’ in US economy turning brown

Glenn Dyer April 8, 2009

The US economy appears to be steadying but a turnaround is far from assured, writes Glenn Dyer.

Could Ireland become a failed state?

Glenn Dyer April 8, 2009

Ireland's woes should be considered an advanced warning system for all countries outside the US.

RBA rate cut: this could be as good as it gets

Glenn Dyer April 8, 2009

Consumer confidence figures out this morning suggest Australia may have to earn its interest rate cuts in future, writes Glenn Dyer.

Recession inspires US citizens to bear arms

Jeff Sparrow April 7, 2009

In the last four weeks alone, six mass shootings have killed 47 people in the United States.

Macquarie’s secret debt buy-back revealed

Crikey April 7, 2009

Macquarie and IAG are running a nice little lurk at the moment, taking advantage of the GFC and buying back previously-issued debt at a discount, writes Glenn Dyer.

Don’t panic! US Fed tells flailing economy

Crikey April 7, 2009

A surprise speech overnight from the US Fed used words like "recession", "depression" and "panic" at will, writes Glenn Dyer.

Pundits predictably “divided” on RBA rate decison

Crikey April 7, 2009

Economists are predictably "divided" on whether the RBA will cut official interest rates this afternoon, writes Andrew Crook.

SackWatch: The firings keep coming as job ads fall by 45%

Crikey April 6, 2009

Since Crikey published its sixth SackWatch update last week, the tips box has again been running rampant with fresh tales of shoulder-tapping in businesses across the nation, reports Andrew Crook.

Job ads plummet to a record low

Crikey April 6, 2009

March was another bad month for job ads in major newspapers and the internet, writes Glenn Dyer.