Global Financial Crisis

The B-side of capital preservation

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Regulatory and market forces have made traditional capital preservation strategies less effective.

Russia downgrades 2015 outlook

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Moscow still expects return to economic growth in 2016.

There'll be pandemonium if the Fed stands pat

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Savvy investors like Kerr Neilson and Bill Gross believe that the Fed has no choice but to start raising rates.

China's devaluation is a big deal for Australia

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If China initiates a more sustained devaluation of its currency, it will have serious repercussions for Australia.

Grexit remains 30% chance: Credit Suisse

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Investment bank says Grexit remains possibility, with one in three chance of financial crisis.

German trade surplus hits all-time high

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May data shows rising foreign demand led to highest surplus since records began.

The Aussie dollar is in for a wild ride

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Greece is broken and the euro is facing its biggest crisis yet. Prepare for significant market volatility for the Australian dollar this week.

Navigating Greece and market volatility

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With uncertainty over Greece increasing volatility in the local sharemarket, the routs could present a buying opportunity.

How long will the asset price boom last?

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After six years of low rates and a dizzying search for yield, it's important to consider how long the party will keep going.

Global inflation low despite stimulus

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OECD data shows inflation across the G20 rose to 0.6 per cent in May.

Will Australia repeat Japan's lost decade?

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Without productivity growth the highly-leveraged advanced economies could find themselves going down Japan's path.

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.

UK hones Greek contingency plans

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Cameron's government expected to address consular issues concerning British citizens.

Greece should re-engage or face exit: France

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Italy sees no economic risks; says Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Slovenia particularly closed on Greece.

If Greece defaults, dominoes will not fall

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A possible 'Grexit' would be more likely to lower rather than raise the political incentives for other European governments to follow.

Scoreboard: Greek gridlock

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Markets on both sides of the Atlantic fell as hopes fade for a last-minute deal between Greece and its creditors, while oil slipped and gold regained some of its shine.

Will the bond market start the next financial crisis?

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The violent bond market rout rivals the ‘taper tantrum’ of 2013 and could become the trigger for a broader market correction.

The death knell of the market economy

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From the 1980s there was a general view that the market economy was the way to success and prosperity. The global financial crisis changed that game.

P2P lenders need to be tested by a recession

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Innovative and disruptive financial intermediaries won’t be trusted until they’ve had a chance to prove their mettle during an economic downturn.

The economics of wealth and sadness

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Lord Adair Turner rejects two of the most fundamental assumptions underpinning the modern economy. You should too.

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