It's time ratings agencies abandoned the fiscal taskmaster stuff and began focusing on economic growth and employment.
A ratings agency has restored Australia's top level credit rating that we lost in 2016, providing a belated endorsement for Malcolm Turnbull's economic leadership.
The government initially claimed the bank levy would help financial competition. That rationale has vanished amid questions over how much the levy will actually raise, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
As feared, the election result has prompted one of the major ratings agencies to put Australia on negative outlook for its prized triple-A credit rating -- but so far the impacts are limited, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
How worried should we be about a credit rating downgrade? Not much, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
Standard & Poor's arbitrary warning about debt provides a great opportunity for Australia if we want to do something about the stubbornly high dollar, write Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.
This week's Auditor-General's report on problems in the NSW budget hampers the chances of the state hanging on to its coveted triple-A credit rating. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.
The downgrade of the UK's credit rating again demonstrates how austerity can't even achieve its intended fiscal goals, let alone protect an economy. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.
The same myths keep getting peddled by critics of the Australian economy desperate to find something to bag the government for, write Crikey's Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane.