March 29, 2018 3
Rather than a Trump Bump, sharemarkets are undergoing an extended slump in response to the chaos of the Trump administration as he pours deficit stimulus into an already strong economy.
March 28, 2018 3
Despite all the trumpeting to the contrary, the US economy slid last year into rockier territory than anyone expected, and it's not clear when — or if — it will reverse.
February 23, 2018
As the evidence mounts that company tax cuts will flow almost exclusively to investors, some media outlets want to shoot the messenger.
January 10, 2018 4
Trump's usual enthusiastic bellowing about economic progress under his administration belies the real danger of ignoring America's failure to keep step with the rest of the world.
November 23, 2017 3
The US debt has shot up almost $65 billion in two weeks. These, and other numbers, are raising eyebrows among observers.
October 4, 2017 3
Trump's economic shortbus trundles along, but just barely.
May 29, 2017 4
Early signs of the new president’s impact are mostly negative. Economics reporter Alan Austin reports.
March 16, 2015
China is talking up its options to arrest the economic slowdown -- but the optimism is hard to swallow. And other business tidbits of the day.
March 2, 2015 1
China's economy continues the slow march. And other business tidbits of the day.
February 19, 2015 5
Student loans are now the second biggest form of debt in the United States, and the worst-performing of all, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
February 19, 2015
Japan Post's incorporation of Toll Holdings could be over sooner than you think. And other business tidbits of the day.
February 12, 2015
How much should banks be lending for investment properties? And other business tidbits of the day.
February 9, 2015 1
China's economy slumps in line with falling commodity prices. And other business tidbits of the day.
January 31, 2014 9
The RBA's reserve fund has had a big boost from the falling Aussie dollar and a more settled US economy.Joe Hockey's ill-conceived $8.8 billion handout is looking sillier by the day, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
October 18, 2013 10
Conceding "there are no winners" in the debt ceiling standoff was just modesty from US President Barack Obama. The Republicans lost this one. Big time.
October 11, 2013 11
US Republicans have edged a little closer to a deal with Barack Obama on the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. But what if that can't meet the deadline? Crikey looks at the consequences.
October 1, 2013 21
Pundits are taking the looming US shutdown as evidence of right-wing bubble thinking. Maybe, or maybe it's a hard-right strategy to complete a final takeover of the Republican Party.
September 18, 2013 1
It's perhaps the most important economic post in the world. But with a leading contender in the wings, why is Barack Obama delaying a decision on who'll replace Ben Bernanke?
September 16, 2013
With the first step in the Fed’s tightening process likely by the end of the week, markets can take comfort in the fact that policy will revert at the first sign of any shock.
July 12, 2013 7
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is not making the same mistakes policy-makers made during the 1930s Great Depression, writes Business Spectator commentator Stephen Koukoulas.