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Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Clive looks it up ... battle lines drawn ... walk like a man ...

Business bites: Corbett returns … drug pusher never learns … UK austerity burns …

Business bites: Corbett returns … drug pusher never learns … UK austerity burns …

Roger Corbett is back at Woolies. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

Five things everyone misunderstands about the Greek debt crisis

Five things everyone misunderstands about the Greek debt crisis

Greece spent profligately and did not fully commit to austerity, right? Wrong. Australia Institute chief economist Richard Denniss explains five misconceptions about the Greek debt crisis, with help from Australia Institute researcher Cameron Amos.

Business Bites: Rio whines … Apple shines … QE refined …

Business Bites: Rio whines … Apple shines … QE refined …

Don't believe the doom and gloom, Rio Tinto is doing just fine. And other business tidbits of the day.

How Germany’s selfishness is killing the eurozone

How Germany’s selfishness is killing the eurozone

It's in Germany's interest to keep the euro high. Pity for all the other eurozone countries, which would begin to recover if the euro was lower, writes ex-RBA economist and Business Spectator writer Callam Pickering.

Hockey ditches austerity for a fiscal unity ticket with ALP

Hockey ditches austerity for a fiscal unity ticket with ALP

Despite the Coalition's rhetoric, it has embraced the same fiscal policy as Labor, as yesterday's treasurers' debate showed. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer offer their take.

Berlusconi’s shadow looms large over new Italian PM

Berlusconi’s shadow looms large over new Italian PM

Italy's new PM Enrico Letta owes his leadership to a deal forged with Silvio Berlusconi. With Il Cavaliere still lurking in the background, will anything really change? Rome-based freelancer Josephine McKenna reports.

The human cost of cheap clothing

The human cost of cheap clothing

Crikey readers talk the perils of fast fashion, the IPA's hypocrisy as it cries poor and the need for austerity.

Lessons from austerity front lines: cutting spending is not the answer

Lessons from austerity front lines: cutting spending is not the answer

As revenue writedowns become apparent in the federal budget, keep in mind the lessons from austerity offshore. Crikey writers Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Austerity in retreat as academic economists clash

Austerity in retreat as academic economists clash

The intellectual basis of austerity has come under ferocious attack in a paper discrediting the work of two key economists.