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Lockdown sceptics miss the point. There’s no sustainable recovery without certainty

The message from central banks is clear — there will be no recovery without people feeling safe about COVID-19, regardless of what governments do on lockdowns.

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US Federal Reserve rejects neoliberal obsession with inflation

In a bitter blow for neoliberals, the US Federal Reserve has embraced a policy that emphasises unemployment more, and inflation less.

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Meet the force behind the sharemarket surge: governments

As markets hit new highs, investors can thank taxpayers and central banks for their wealth — not capitalism.

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US Federal Reserve straps in for the long haul as recovery hopes dwindle

New figures from the US Federal Reserve paint a picture of high unemployment and zero movement on interest rates for years to come.

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Scale of jobs collapse revealed as calls for more stimulus ramp up in US

The ABS has revealed 2.7 million Australians have had their jobs affected by the pandemic, with 900,000 losing their jobs completely and 1.8 million losing hours or being stood down. Meanwhile, in the US, the economic debate is increasingly centred around the need for more stimulus.

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3 million out of work: record US unemployment every bit as bad as feared

Unemployment has surged to 3 million in a week as the coronavirus crisis hits the US services sector.

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The last great central banker dies

Unlike virtually all other Fed members, who essentially act as representatives of the big banks, Paul Volcker was wise to the role the banking sector plays in the economy.

US to take on wage stagnation, while debate here goes in circles

US economists and policymakers are sufficiently concerned about wage stagnation to investigate the impact of corporate power. Meantime, here it's a chorus of Pollyannas.

Business bites: back to economics school … American jobs rule … commodities cool …

Will the Federal Reserve cut rates this year? Everyone wants to know. Plus other business tidbits of the day.

How will the UK patch its budget black hole? And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: rate dates … UK’s fate … Peabody too late …

How will the UK patch its budget black hole? And other business tidbits of the day.

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