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Vital Signs: RBA still longing for Goldilocks growth

By Richard Holden  July 21, 2017

A slew of official data on China’s economy was released at the start of this week and all figures beat expectations.

Vital Signs: The RBA was right to keep rates on hold

By Richard Holden  July 12, 2017

The Reserve Bank of Australia once again left official interest rates on hold this week, leaving the cash rate at an historically low 1.5%

Is Australia hugging or bashing the panda?

By Tim Harcourt  July 03, 2017

China is now central to Australia's economic prosperity.

Vital Signs: How likely is another financial crisis?

By Richard Holden  June 30, 2017

Last week I wrote in this column that Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe was not taken to giving boring speeches.

We may as well say goodbye to South Australia

By Richard Holden  June 26, 2017

So now Australian state governments want a piece of the bank-tax action.

Vital Signs: Australia’s wages growth problem

By Richard Holden  June 26, 2017

There was a time when speeches by central bankers were definitely boring

Vital Signs: Australia is facing an interest rates dilemma

By Richard Holden  June 19, 2017

This week the US Federal Reserve, as expected, raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, to a range of 1% to 1.25%.

Vital Signs: What does the Treasurer mean by ‘growing into the growth'?

By Richard Holden  June 09, 2017

The two major pieces of economic news in Australia this week were aggressively unsurprising.

The value of foreign VCs to Chinese firms

By Mark Humphrey-Jenner & Jo-Ann Suchard  June 09, 2017

Venture capital (VC) in China has emerged as an important force in the country’s industrial transformation.

What consumers should know about the ‘Internet of Things’

By Kayleen Manwaring  June 08, 2017

At least 40% of Australian households now have at least one home ‘internet of things’ (IoT) device. These are fridges, window blinds, locks and other devices that are connected to the internet.