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Budget countdown: $50b deficit is just the beginning

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

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

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

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

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.

The Silver Lining to the Market’s Tumble

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

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?

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

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

April 7, 2009

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