Global Financial Crisis

President Obama's China challenge

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The US has a dual imperative to keep China positively engaged in the international system while ensuring stability in East Asia.

How to fix the flaws in financial regulation

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Many of the assumptions that underpin our understanding of the financial system are severely misguided.

US jobless claims lift to 276,000

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Print shows largest weekly increase since late February, but remains historically low.

ECB to consider stimulus in weakening world

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Draghi says price dynamics remain very weak, outlook still uncertain.

OECD data signals continued slowdown

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Leading indicators point to ongoing slowdowns in US, China, Japan, UK, Canada.

We need to bolster the foundations of global finance

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Although the financial systems of many advanced economies are slowly becoming more stable, the risks of increased global volatility still loom large.

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.

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