Stephen Grenville

Don't believe the doom and gloom on growth

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Global growth prospects aren't as bad as the commentariat would have you believe.

It’s time for a major RMB intervention

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China’s exchange-rate policy is in an irreconcilable bind and the best way out is a substantial one-off depreciation.

How worried should we be about China's slowing economy?

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Excited commentary about China's fate should be taken with a grain of salt.

The problem with global financial regulation

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Organisations such as the G20 have tried to reform the financial sector, but systemic risks remain unaddressed.

Tech bubbles and unicorpses: New risks for the new year

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Let’s welcome in the new year by trying to find fresh things to worry about.

Sometimes it makes sense to sell the farm

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It's important for Australia to either articulate a clear policy on foreign investment or learn to live with a smaller external deficit.

Reaping the benefits of a bigger TPP

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There are compelling arguments for expanding the membership of the TPP, and Australia can play a role in winning over China.

Now's the time to introduce a resource-rent tax

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With tax reform once again firmly on the political agenda, it's time that we heeded the IMF's advice and introduced a super-profits resource-rent tax.

The Asian market panic is misguided

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Some economic commentators have suggested that the current market meltdown bears resemblance to the 1997 Asian financial crisis, but they couldn't be more wrong.

The TPP is still alive and Australia will likely sign

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The main threat to the TPP doesn't come from deadlocked negotiations about milk, cars or pharmaceuticals -- it's the US electoral cycle.

The IMF belatedly rethinks austerity

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A new paper reveals that the widespread and indiscriminate shift to budget tightening in the wake of the financial crisis resulted in a feeble recovery.

Australians deserve more detail on the China FTA

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Investor-State Dispute Settlements are not something to be bargained away in exchange for a supposed export advantage.

The rise of the renminbi

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The internationalisation of the renminbi is gathering pace, but how long can the US stand in its way?

The shifting sands of the economic inequality debate

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The growth in wealth disparity over recent decades has reignited the economic debate about inequality.

Are China’s shadow banks going to bring the economy down?

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The rapid expansion of China's shadow banking system should be seen as a phase in the ongoing development of the country's finances.

Should Australia join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

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The US is concerned about China's growing influence in Asia but with the UK and New Zealand confirming they will join the bank, the pressure is on for Australia to sign up.

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership be a good deal for Australia?

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With negotiations at a critical stage and the potential ramifications for our economy so large, it is surprising how little public debate there has been concerning this trade deal.

Did the G20 go far enough on financial stability?

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The G20's stipulation of new and substantial capital requirements for large banks is a positive step, but more needs to be done to ensure the safety of the global financial system.

The IMF switches sides on infrastructure spending

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The fund argues that the time is right for an infrastructure push to spur flagging growth.

Australia's strange fixation with state-owned enterprises

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There's more to foreign investment regulation than placing limits on government-owned firms.

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