October 30, 2012 1
Examining the current presidential polls in the US, Japan's enormous deficit (and deadlocked parliament) and other political views from around the globe.
September 11, 2012 22
As the world's fifth largest economy, what happens in Japan matters. And the country's multifaceted problems appear not to be able to be corrected, writes Stephen Koukoulas of Business Spectator.
March 30, 2012
To avoid recession, Australia will have to have growth of 3% to 4% over the next 18 months -- which is possible, but no certainty.
March 27, 2012
Japanese officials are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief as the yen has weakened against the US dollar this year.
March 23, 2012 3
China has reached agreements on swaps with about 20 countries, but Australia is the biggest and most advanced economy to sign up.
March 19, 2012
The unthinkable has happened, countries have gone broke, but the euro has survived.
October 20, 2011 21
China will continue to buy our commodities regardless of whether we sign any broader economic agreement with it or not, writes Dr John Lee, from the Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University.
August 4, 2011 5
This was always the great danger for the post-GFC world: that debt-laden governments, led by the US, would have to start cutting fiscal deficits before their economies reached escape velocity.
June 28, 2011
As Chinese leaders prepare to celebrate the Chinese Communist Party’s 90th birthday this Friday, they are deeply aware that they now confront a difficult balancing act in their response to rising inflation, writes Karen Maley.
May 13, 2011 4
According to Japanese media reports, there seems to have been a partial or substantial meltdown of the fuel rods in the No.1 reactor at Fukushima.