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Fed chief form guide: who will replace Ben Bernanke?

Fed chief form guide: who will replace Ben Bernanke?

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?

The Iconic founder, Gerard Henderson respond

The Iconic founder, Gerard Henderson respond

Crikey readers are cross with Crikey about the Fed, productivity and The Iconic.

Bernanke’s caution and patience saving the US economy

Bernanke’s caution and patience saving the US economy

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.

Morning Market Report

Morning Market Report

The ASX 200 is up 52. ASX 200 Futures were up 5 this morning. The Dow Jones finished down 9 but is expected to jump tonight after the speech by US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke this morning. The Dow was up 49 at best and down 41 at worst. The Dow Futures were up […]

A grand tour of economic risks to Australia

A grand tour of economic risks to Australia

The Federal Reserve's monetary policy "tapering" will be a key influence on the economy for Aussie governments after the election -- but Japan and China loom large as well. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Cut the chatter: Fed heads off instability with soothing words

Cut the chatter: Fed heads off instability with soothing words

The US Federal Reserve has affirmed its intention to maintain monetary easing, heading off a developing market rout overnight.

In the US, 46m live on food stamps. Something is not right.

In the US, 46m live on food stamps. Something is not right.

The outlook for the US economy is for more years of low, slow growth, and there's nothing the Fed can do short of giving millions of Americans a free gift of money every month for a couple of years and urging them to spend, not save.

The Jackson Hole vibe: stimulus or bust

The Jackson Hole vibe: stimulus or bust

As central bankers meet at Jackson Hole this weekend it's clear the only option left to prevent further global slowdown is to hit the stimulus button again, writes Stephen Koukoulas of Business Spectator.

Faith in central banks’ free money is desperate, misplaced

Faith in central banks’ free money is desperate, misplaced

The faith in the new round of easing seems rather desperate and a bit misplaced.

Bond traders hanging in, lured by central banks’ funny money

Bond traders hanging in, lured by central banks’ funny money

Ah, there's nothing like the smell of free money to get those bond market desperadoes to forget themselves and be willing to do and say anything for another hit of free central bank money.