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It’s not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

It’s not housing prices that the financial regulators are concerned about

Financial regulators are more concerned about tightening credit than about the housing market.

‘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.

Time to bust some myths about the ‘property crash’

Time to bust some myths about the ‘property crash’

Contrary to the clickbait peddlers, there's no property crash. If anything, our financial sector, and the surrounding economy, have become more resilient in recent years.

The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

The death of manufacturing — overrated and overstated

Australian manufacturing isn't as dead as some make out. And so what if it is?

Could Australia survive another financial crisis?

Could Australia survive another financial crisis?

If there's another financial crisis, is Australia well-placed to respond? Not as well as we might be.

Could an independent body solve emissions policy? History says no.

Could an independent body solve emissions policy? History says no.

Crikey readers debate the effectiveness of a hypothetical independent body to solve climate change.

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

Our democracy has failed — time for an independent climate action body

It's time for a Reserve Bank-style independent body on climate change that reflects our longstanding belief that some issues are too important to be left to politicians.

Protectionism, wage stagnation and debt on the RBA’s watchlist

Protectionism, wage stagnation and debt on the RBA’s watchlist

While Canberra obsessed over strawberries and bullies, the Reserve Bank was flagging its concerns about the economy. This year, the list of negatives has narrowed.

GDP numbers show the Reserve Bank is right to ignore interest rate idiocy

GDP numbers show the Reserve Bank is right to ignore interest rate idiocy

Australians are digging deeper and deeper into their savings to fund a modest rate of economic growth. This is no "boom".

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.