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QuItaly is now a real possibility

By Gabriele Gratton & Richard Holden  May 21, 2018

For the European project to survive, the EU must answer the questions posed by Italian voters soon

Government timing tricks hide the real budget story

By Richard Holden  May 11, 2018

This year’s Budget may not have had a whole lot of surprises, but it was chock full of crafty timing tricks.

Vital Signs: Fallout from banking crackdown could be worse than interest rate rises

By Richard Holden  May 04, 2018

In Australia, all eyes will be on how the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority respond to the findings of the banking royal commission.

Vital Signs: Interest-only loans could bust the property market

By Richard Holden  April 30, 2018

But how many non-prudent borrowers have their been in the Australian property market in recent years? Hint: a lot.

Vital Signs: The calm before the storm in US-China trade

By Richard Holden  April 20, 2018

It's not all that often that the semi-annual report, 'US Treasury Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States', is a hotly anticipated document.

Vital Signs: World economy can benefit from a vindicated Trump

By Richard Holden  April 13, 2018

Nobody understands why, with unemployment so low and the economy growing at a reasonable clip, inflation remains so low

The many ways Australia isn’t as pro-trade as we claim

By Gabriele Gratton  April 11, 2018

The government should stop flirting with Trump’s new anti-trade wave, and not be content with being excluded from Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs

Can Australia avoid Europe’s populist fate?

By Gabriele Gratton & Richard Holden  April 09, 2018

With the mining boom over, Australia is no longer immune from the tectonic economic forces that have shattered European democracy

Vital Signs: Australia’s stubborn growth problems move at geologic pace

By Richard Holden  April 06, 2018

On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of Australia left official interest rates unchanged at 1.50% for the 18th consecutive meeting, tying their all-time record.

Australia is one of the world’s best places to retire, or is it?

By Rafal Chomik and David Rodgers  April 03, 2018

Australia is ranked in the top third of countries in almost all indices measuring the best countries to retire