The Iranian government reacted to a nationwide truck drivers' strike with unprecedented restraint, apparently fearful a crackdown might provoke a Trump intervention.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Canadians are bargain-hunters when it comes to food, and so food manufacturers try to keep prices low. But does that mean they should engage in 'shrinkflation?'
If the RBA continues to sacrifice its inflation target on the altar of financial stability risks, inflation expectations and our wages growth will continue to languish.
Canada's bricks-and-mortar grocery stores are in trouble due to stagnant food prices and changing consumer preferences. More grocery store closures are likely on the horizon.
New research shows there is a direct relationship between central bank interest rate decisions and mental health.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke of plans to further open up the Chinese economy this week - and the world economy should hope US president Trump feels vindicated by this.
Politics podcast: Michael Keating on a Fair Share.
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Keating told The Conversation that taxation revenue will need to rise by another 3 percentage points of GDP in the next three decades.
The South African Reserve Bank needs to guide the market on how it is going to treat VAT increase in its inflation targeting approach.
The Retail Prices Index (RPI) is responsible for rising rail fares and student loan repayments.
While many market observers blame growing concerns about inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be fears that the economy is about to slow.
While many market observers blame the growing threat of inflation for the stock market crash, the real culprit may be concerns that the economy is about to slow.
Weak Australian inflation and housing credit data mean the Reserve Bank is unlikely to move on interest rates.
The narrative that Australia has "transitioned from the mining boom successfully" seems a lot like wishful thinking.
Business conditions aren't translating to confidence, despite growing profits and jobs.
The Bank of England faces a tricky trade-off of curbing inflation while maintaining financial stability.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
The economic models we used in the past haven't adjusted for the realities of today, like diminished union power and underemployment.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
Inflation has been on the rise since the Brexit vote but, before long, deflation might be a greater concern.