The arrest of Meng Wanzhou may restart the US-China trade war, but it will just be a headwind of the looming global financial crash.
If there's another financial crisis, is Australia well-placed to respond? Not as well as we might be.
Wayne Swan faced a more dramatic set of economic challenges than any treasurer since World War II. His handling of them meant hundreds of thousands of Australians kept their jobs.
Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.
Sharemarkets plunge just about everywhere. And other business tidbits of the day.
With Treasurer-elect Joe Hockey considering fiscal stimulus, it's time to revisit what he said about how pointless stimulus was four years ago in opposition.
Labor is likely to leave office with a strong record of economic management -- albeit with some significant errors. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer run the rule over six years of Labor in power.
The strategic communications specialist advising a financial industry effort to enhance Wall Street's image has plenty of experience in spinning the American public: he was one of the aides in charge of the Bush administration's fact-bending campaign to sell the Iraq War.
Just like the financial sector, the food system has dramatically globalised over the past generation, even as it has become increasingly concentrated.