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Australia is one of a small number of countries that enjoy a AAA rating. Image sourced from shutterstock.com

Vital Signs: goodbye AAA Australia?

Ratings agency S&P seems unconvinced of the Australian government's ability to reduce the budget deficit.
Stay or go - Britons will vote this week. Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

How a Brexit could impact on Australia

A British exit from the European Union will mean short term volatility on global markets, but the longer term outcomes are more uncertain.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation. Charles Mostoller/Reuters

Vital Signs: central bankers longing for growth that may not come

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the…
Unemployment figures don’t always tell the full story when it comes to the state of jobs in Australia. Joel Carrett/AAP

Business Briefing: jobs and growth in an election

Business Briefing: jobs and growth in an election.
What is the current state of jobs in this election campaign? This podcast explores what really creates jobs and whether or not politicians have much say in it.
Ratings agency Moody’s is worried about the trajectory of Australia’s government debt. Andrew Gombert/EPA/AAP

Vital Signs: spending away Australia’s Triple A?

This week the IMF warns of secular stagnation while Moody's ponders a credit downgrade for Australia if GST and negative gearing are not tackled.
The long campaigns of the US election give candidates more opportunities to come unstuck. Shawn Thew/EPA/AAP

Goldilocks and the economics of election campaigns

Longer campaigns suggest the government is confident in its ability to debate the issues, but also give it more chances to get caught out.

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