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Japanese people are losing faith in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s fiscal policies. FRANCK ROBICHON/AAP

Business Briefing: Abenomics fails to address Japan’s true woes

Business Briefing: Abenomics fails to address Japan’s true woes.
The Japanese government needs to improve job security and address income inequality as "Abenomics" fails to deliver.
Former South African presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki at Mbeki’s inauguration in 1999. Reuters

Book review: finding a vocabulary to judge Thabo Mbeki

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki remains a puzzle to many of his compatriots. A new book, ‘The Thabo Mbeki I know’, will help to understand him better.
University education has paid a rate of return of around 15%. from www.shutterstock.com

Higher education pays for itself many times over

Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
The uncertainty in financial markets from Brexit throws a spanner in the works of the election campaign in its final week. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Business Briefing: Zombie measures, crackdowns and Brexit worries

Business Briefing: Zombie measures, crackdowns and Brexit worries. The Conversation14.4 MB (download)
As the world tries to get a handle on what a Brexit means, D-Day looms for both Labor and the Coalition.
In announcing the costings the Coalition has sought the mantle of better economic managers. AAP/Adrian Muscat

Coalition targets welfare in $2.3b pre-election savings pitch

The Coalition says it has costed its additional expenditure and will deliver $2.3 billion in savings, in contrast to Labor.
Former Liberal leader John Hewson predicts that Malcolm Turnbull is on track to be returned as Prime Minister of Australia. Lukas Coch/AAP

Turnbull’s election to lose

Most voters suspect that whoever wins government, they will soon declare that “the economy is not as strong as we had hoped or been led to believe” – and that promises will need to be broken.
Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison should be pleased with the strong GDP figure, released during the election campaign. Lukas Coch/AAP

Strong GDP growth figures show economy on track

The adverse impact of the resources bust is still there, but the figures suggest the economy tracking at or above its potential.

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