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Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Public wage curbs run counter to RBA efforts to drag nation out of recession

The federal and NSW governments are making extra spending harder to achieve. Talk about a fiscal own goal.

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It’s gold’s time to shine in the gloom of the pandemic

The shiny yellow bars and coins are a safe haven when times get tough and people get scared.

RBA governor Philip Lowe and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP/David Geraghty)

Is the economy already getting better? Let’s look at the data

Yes, it's still a recession. But the latest figures are surprisingly hopeful.

Market watching: say it ain’t so, Joe (Aston) and other briefs

Coronavirus, big drops and some new digs. Crikey rounds up some of the latest stories from the business world.

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The RBA — like the rest of Australia — is trapped by the government's policies of stagnation and surplus-addiction.

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe

Is the economy stirring? Sorry, no. Things could get even worse

Despite a jump in headline CPI, inflation remains weak and significant parts of the economy are struggling. But the Reserve Bank might decide to wait a little longer before cutting rates again.

RBA governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

2020 was always predicted to be a risky year for Australia's economy — and that was before the bushfires hit.

RBA governor Philip Lowe (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Reserve Bank spots a lift in the economy — in the 2020s

The Reserve Bank has revised its economic forecasts down and now says there'll be no noticeable growth until Christmas 2021.

Treasury Secretary Dr Steven Kennedy (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

New leader struggles to restore Treasury’s battered reputation

The new head of Treasury appeared at Senate estimates this week, with the tough task of restoring his department's diminished reputation. So how did he do?

Answering the meat and dairy question is not simple

Crikey readers discuss the government's agricultural agenda, stranded ISIS families and the economic mire.

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