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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.

Follow Friday: @nils_gilman, prognosticating the paradox of the future

Follow Friday: @nils_gilman, prognosticating the paradox of the future

Nils Gilman is a futurist, pessimist and just about the smartest person you could follow on Twitter. He takes on banks, the GFC, social inequality, and where we as a species are heading.

Crikey Clarifier: what would happen if the US defaults?

Crikey Clarifier: what would happen if the US defaults?

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.

Growth turns towards the fast lane

Growth turns towards the fast lane

If recent momentum in business confidence is sustained -- and it might be -- global GDP growth in 2014 could reach a pace not seen since before the global financial meltdown.

Kohler: an economic Test stumped for global growth

Kohler: an economic Test stumped for global growth

The Big Bash of the debt crisis looks to be over and we are now in the long grind of debt reduction and low growth. But the financial world hasn't the patience for a five-day Test match.

Maley: watch out for a corporate margin call

Maley: watch out for a corporate margin call

Global share markets moved sharply higher overnight as investors shrugged off fears about the slowing global economy and the European sovereign debt crisis and piled into shares, writes Karen Maley of Business Spectator.

For Pete’s sake, Reith, just retire

For Pete’s sake, Reith, just retire

Tony Abbott was a wise man in not voting to give Peter Reith the platform of the party's presidency.

Maley: will Japan’s finances fracture?

Maley: will Japan’s finances fracture?

Global markets face a nervous few weeks as they wait to assess the full impact of the devastating Japanese earthquake that has left the world’s third-largest economy confronted with its worst crisis since World War Two, says Karen Maley.

Bartholomeusz: size matters in private equity

Bartholomeusz: size matters in private equity

A major study of the returns from private equity firms over the past 40 years has produced some unusual insights into their performance, not the least of which is that the largest firms have produced the worst results.

World’s economies steering different paths

World’s economies steering different paths

A flood of figures and announcements from governments on Friday tell very different stories about where some of the world's major economies are a month into 2010.