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Interest rate cuts are coming, but the retiree anger is already here

Interest rate cuts are coming, but the retiree anger is already here

Wealthy retirees are evidently feeling empowered to demand that the economic interests of the rest of Australia be further put aside to serve them.

Angry neoliberals rail at economic stimulus

Angry neoliberals rail at economic stimulus

Neoliberals are furious the Reserve Bank wants to stimulate the economy rather than enacting a purge that will inflict pain on workers and households.

What does the economic slowdown say about the RBA?

What does the economic slowdown say about the RBA?

Crikey readers discuss the Reserve Bank's interest rate cuts and Australia's productivity stagnation.

Reserve Bank commits to rate cut, citing rising unemployment and high tax

Reserve Bank commits to rate cut, citing rising unemployment and high tax

The RBA has taken the remarkable step of flagging that it will cut interest rates out of concern for unemployment, the government's high tax burden and persistent low household income growth.

Chasing profits will see more community papers scrapped

Chasing profits will see more community papers scrapped

Crikey readers discuss the plight of community papers, the Reserve Bank and disappearing tax returns.

Business bites: RBA cut … Hockey in a rut … global bond glut …

Business bites: RBA cut … Hockey in a rut … global bond glut …

What does the RBA's rate cut mean for Hockey? And other business tidbits of the day.

RBA’s focus shifts to the long term … and stimulus

RBA’s focus shifts to the long term … and stimulus

The RBA is now focused on stimulating the economy as the mining investments boom fades over the next two years. Crikey cuts through the commentary for the real clues.

China, Europe and US reinforce strength of Oz economy

China, Europe and US reinforce strength of Oz economy

If we ever needed confirmation of just how strong the outlook for the Australian economy is, we had it last night.

Banks and interest rates a world of manipulation

Banks and interest rates a world of manipulation

With global banking prices purposely massaged by both central and privately owned banks, we shouldn't be surprised corruption sometimes sneaks in. But why don't we question manipulation of the Australian cash rate?

Slowing US economy not as bad as it is claimed

Slowing US economy not as bad as it is claimed

Markets worked themselves into a froth overnight after the June survey of US manufacturing showed a surprise fall for the first time in three years.