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What the government really intends to do with the Hayne report

What the government really intends to do with the Hayne report

Crikey readers discuss the Morrison government's response to the royal commission, what Hayne missed, and the fate of interest rates in 2019.

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Rising business investment and election spending might deter rate cut

Low inflation has prompted a reset in the RBA's interest rate stance. Will we see a rate cut in 2019?

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Inflation confirms growing case for interest rate cut

Stubbornly low inflation means an interest rate cut is now a real chance in 2019.

Big business gives the gifts of wage stagnation and credit squeeze this Christmas

Big business gives the gifts of wage stagnation and credit squeeze this Christmas

A credit squeeze following the royal commission and wage stagnation are two big risks to the economy. Both ultimately derive from the same source.

‘Rate cut looms’? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

‘Rate cut looms’? The RBA starts to shift ground on interest rates.

The Reserve Bank has flagged it is already thinking about cutting, rather than raising, interest rates — a key observation in the wake of a significant reappraisal of our current economic performance.

The AFR’s neoliberal remake of The Usual Suspects

The AFR’s neoliberal remake of The Usual Suspects

Once again, a tiny pack of interest-rate hawks at the Australian Financial Review are demanding the economy be crunched in the name of neoliberal orthodoxy.

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Five years of Liberal wage stagnation as pay undershoots again

Wage stagnation for Australian workers continued in the June quarter, with private sector employees falling behind inflation. It's become a hallmark of this Coalition government.

Does the RBA’s lower inflation forecast mean no rate rises until the 2020s?

Does the RBA’s lower inflation forecast mean no rate rises until the 2020s?

The Reserve Bank has warned inflation is set to weaken in coming quarters, setting the scene for more years of no interest rate rises.

Property prices bumping up the chance of an interest rate cut

Property prices bumping up the chance of an interest rate cut

A key constraint on further interest rate cuts has vanished as property prices soften in Sydney and Melbourne.

Galahs whinge about inflation result as reality bites

Galahs whinge about inflation result as reality bites

Australia's economy is splitting between a market-controlled sector of low inflation and low wages growth, and a government-controlled sector where things are more like they used to be.