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Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

Why the arrest of Huawei’s CFO has the world on edge

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.

Could Australia survive another financial crisis?

Could Australia survive another financial crisis?

If there's another financial crisis, is Australia well-placed to respond? Not as well as we might be.

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

Two moments as treasurer when Wayne Swan proved his mettle

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 doubles down on GFC denialism

Peter Costello doubles down on GFC denialism

Peter Costello doesn't know much about the global financial crisis. But he knows what he likes: punitive financial measures.

Business bites: fear is here (again)

Business bites: fear is here (again)

Sharemarkets plunge just about everywhere. And other business tidbits of the day.

Stimulating hypocrisy from Hockey: Joe’s changed tune

Stimulating hypocrisy from Hockey: Joe’s changed tune

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’s economic record: hits and (a couple of) misses

Labor’s economic record: hits and (a couple of) misses

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 salesman behind Wall Street’s bull

The salesman behind Wall Street’s bull

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.

What the GFC can teach us about our intertwined food system

What the GFC can teach us about our intertwined food system

Just like the financial sector, the food system has dramatically globalised over the past generation, even as it has become increasingly concentrated.

Stimulus needed: Tax cuts get personal

Stimulus needed: Tax cuts get personal

A group of leading economists give their take on whether personal or business tax cuts are the best way to stimulate spending.