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The causes of Australia's economic woes are almost entirely local, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.
Almost none of Australia's business journalists sounded notes of caution in early 2007. How did they get it so spectacularly wrong?
Now that the dust has settled on the global financial crisis, we have to ask ourselves: is our business press holding the powerful to account? Is it more watchdog or lapdog? And what is the point of business journalism, anyway?
Sydney-based utilities company DUET Group have consistently shafted retail investors while raising millions in capital after the GFC.
We're not as immune from the mortgage lending laws that triggered the Global Financial Crisis as we might think.
The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.
John Laker leaves APRA -- and his long reign is heralded by some as a success. But don't forget the role of APRA in allowing a problematic foreign-borrowing before the GFC ...
The ABS's revisions to previous GDP numbers show how dramatic the impact of the financial crisis was on the Australian economy, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
Two new trade deals threaten financial protections for consumers, writes ANU College of Law associate professor Dr Matthew Rimmer. The wolves are still at the door of Wall Street.