Topic archives: Global Financial Crisis

The 6 ways Australia is lagging behind the global economic recovery

The 6 ways Australia is lagging behind the global economic recovery

October 2, 2015 5

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?

January 6, 2015 9

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?

January 5, 2015 6

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

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

August 1, 2014 9

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

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

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

June 5, 2014 2

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?

April 15, 2014 5

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)

January 16, 2014 30

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?

Saville’s Shout: library goes open-access … wise words from GFC …

Saville’s Shout: library goes open-access … wise words from GFC …

December 16, 2013

The British Library is releasing more than a million images from its works -- and anyone can use or repurpose them. But how do you know what the images show? That's the next step ...

The Rudd years: highs and lows

The Rudd years: highs and lows

November 14, 2013 6

He was prime minister twice, and rarely off the front pages since 2007. Crikey runs through Kevin Rudd's successes and failures. You be the judge of his performance ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

November 4, 2013 2

Stock markets might be booming in the USA but the great recession lingers on when measured by unemployment.

Growth turns towards the fast lane

Growth turns towards the fast lane

September 24, 2013

If recent momentum in business confidence is sustained -- and it might be -- global GDP growth in 2014 could reach a pace not seen since before the global financial meltdown.

Deutschland Decides in austerity test for Angela Merkel

Deutschland Decides in austerity test for Angela Merkel

September 20, 2013

Germans are heading to the polls this weekend in what could be a very close contest. It's about Merkel, austerity, and Europe.

Labor cover-up to hide successful economic management

Labor cover-up to hide successful economic management

August 5, 2013 9

The Labor government handled the economy with aplomb, avoiding the trap of the GFC. But economist and University of Queensland academic John Quiggin says the party did a good job of hiding it.

Did we waste the mining boom? Let’s really test the argument

Did we waste the mining boom? Let’s really test the argument

July 31, 2013 8

The evidence that we wasted the mining boom is actually unclear: we just don't notice how we used the vast flow of revenue. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane examine the claims.

Swan’s final report card: a treasurer whose triumph was invisible

Swan’s final report card: a treasurer whose triumph was invisible

July 2, 2013 18

Wayne Swan is donning his hoodie and heading for the exit. So how did he rate as treasurer? Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer argue, despite his inability to communicate, he was a success.

What GFC? The economic nuttiness of Andrew Robb

April 4, 2013

Andrew Robb seems to forget about the GFC, misunderstands government debt and has a grasp of economics akin to that of The Tele. So why is he a Coalition frontbencher?

Three more years for Stevens at the RBA makes sense

Three more years for Stevens at the RBA makes sense

April 4, 2013 3

After 22 years without a recession, Glenn Stevens deserves his new three-year RBA term. It's been a good run, says MacroBusiness' David Llewellyn-Smith, but his greatest test might be to come.