Longer-term interest rates influence households’ and businesses’ spending and investment plans.
While the RBA might not be able to influence the current cash rate, it can still influence longer-term rates by offering guidance about its future policy decisions.
The financial services industry is nothing more than gambling, dressed up in the 'professional' clothing of business.
London’s financial district at night.
The London Interbank Offered Rates is one of the world's key financial tools, but the 2008 rigging scandal has led to calls for its being phased out. Can we find better ways of building the LIBOR rate?
The 20 largest OECD countries alone have a US$78 trillion shortfall in their pensions obligations.
Business Briefing: What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes.
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On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
PAH activists occupy a bank office in Barcelona in July 2013.
We rarely see residents of a city successfully push back in defence of their needs against the power of finance capital, which seeks to make money from the city. But Barcelona shows it can be done.
Financial illiteracy contributed to the last financial crisis.
It's not just individuals who pay for low financial literacy. It also increases financial risks and holds back the economy.
The UK and US may avoid another crash, but many other major economies look like they are on the brink.
The industry has walked a tight rope to survive. Many have fallen along the way.
Banking used to be an engine of social mobility and a generator of secure, satisfying employment for the many gainfully employed in it.
The crisis hit the high street bank in 2007.
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The 2007-08 financial crisis affected the world's advanced economies in profound ways and the ripple effects continue to today.
Catching you out with the small print.
Research with call centre workers shows mis-selling is an entrenched and accepted feature of financial sales.
Recalling August 9 2007 – the start of the credit crunch and global financial crisis.
The finance industry has developed a powerful set of tools over the years, which could be used to improve well-being and solve our environmental problems.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen heads one of the most powerful financial institutions in the world.
Randal Quarles, the president's first nominee to the Federal Reserve's board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
Social Services Minister Christian Porter in Question Time.
Christian Porter said Australia's welfare system 'was costing over 100% of all income tax raised' under Labor after the GFC, and that it's 'around 80%' under the Coalition. Is that true?
“Safe debt” played a role in bringing on the GFC.
The next financial crisis might be caused not by greed, but a human bias towards safety.
The G20 facilitates global engagement but participation can be cumbersome.
In its agenda to reform global economic governance the developing world should look for ways to extract some value from the G20.
A new study brings fresh insights into understanding the nature and extent of South Africa's systemic risks within the country's financial sector.
Uproar from businesses in the South East disguises a complex picture with the financial crisis at its heart.
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Ridiculed and ignored in 2016, what can the 'dismal science' offer us now?