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The 6 ways Australia is lagging behind the global economic recovery

The 6 ways Australia is lagging behind the global economic recovery

Crikey October 2, 2015 5 Comments

The causes of Australia's economic woes are almost entirely local, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.

Watchdog or Lapdog: why did financial journos fail to see the GFC coming?

Watchdog or Lapdog: why did financial journos fail to see the GFC coming?

Paddy Manning January 6, 2015 9 Comments

Almost none of Australia's business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?

Watchdog or Lapdog: why should you read the business pages?

Watchdog or Lapdog: why should you read the business pages?

Paddy Manning January 5, 2015 6 Comments

Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?

Mayne: DUET Group shows how not to treat retail investors

Mayne: DUET Group shows how not to treat retail investors

Stephen Mayne December 11, 2014

Sydney-based utilities company DUET Group have consistently shafted retail investors while raising millions in capital after the GFC.

The next subprime mortgage crisis in the making

The next subprime mortgage crisis in the making

Paddy Manning August 1, 2014 9 Comments

We're not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

Matthew Clayfield July 25, 2014

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.

APRA chief John Laker leaves, with questions in his wake

APRA chief John Laker leaves, with questions in his wake

David Llewellyn-Smith June 30, 2014

John Laker leaves APRA -- and his long reign is heralded by some as a success. But don't forget the role of APRA in allowing a problematic foreign-borrowing before the GFC ...

An alternative — but more accurate — economic history from the ABS

An alternative — but more accurate — economic history from the ABS

Crikey June 5, 2014 2 Comments

The ABS's revisions to previous GDP numbers show how dramatic the impact of the financial crisis was on the Australian economy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.

Will the TPP feed consumers to the wolves of Wall Street?

Will the TPP feed consumers to the wolves of Wall Street?

Crikey April 15, 2014 5 Comments

Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.

Razer’s class warfare: it’s the economy, stupid (or why Scorsese is a girl’s blouse)

Razer’s class warfare: it’s the economy, stupid (or why Scorsese is a girl’s blouse)

Helen Razer January 16, 2014 29 Comments

When did we decide that economics and a real class struggle were too hard and we could just get by with our feely feely feelings?