Did Australia already have a deposit guarantee in place in 2008?
Kevin Rudd believed he protected Australians from the global financial crisis with a bank deposit guarantee. But we already had one.
Save our foxes: another day, another protest.
There were more protests in Britain last year than at any time since the 1970s.
Traders will be paying close attention to the Fed’s decision on interest rates.
Why the US is set to raise its interest rates this week for the first time since the financial crisis.
Pulling apart the European crisis response.
"First, do no harm". It's not clear that European countries even got that right as they navigated their way through the aftermath.
The crisis has changed its colours.
The loans that plunged the world into financial chaos a decade ago are beginning to appear again. Just how scared should you be?
Gentrification is an immoral process - here's why violent protest has a role to play in the fight against it.
Why stock markets across the world have plunged into the red.
Helpful or captured?
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Financial journalism standards have been declining, and with each new financial downturn the public has been ill served.
GE’s shift away from finance may mean more focus on other products, such as jet engines.
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GE's push into finance nearly crippled the company, just as the broader US shift in that direction almost collapsed the global economy.
In bank stress tests, what’s worse: runs or lemons (the other kind)?
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US regulators chose to reveal detailed information to the public about the state of the banks. They were able to be so transparent, without triggering a run, because of a strong fiscal backstop.
Seeking constant distractions and identifying with brands and status symbols, we struggle to escape the superficial self.
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In the first of our series, On Happiness, the question is whether unsustainable consumption and debt can ever bring us happiness. The global financial question was a chance to take stock, yet did we learn anything?
Athens is the epicentre of a dangerous relationship.
A continent in shock; a country on the brink; and a model for punitive debt negotiations that serves no one but the banks.
Value for money?
Ultimately, RBS is better off out of government hands and the decision to sell is the best option available.
United in disagreement.
It's not just Greece and poor economic performance that are threatening the future of Europe as we know it.
The FDIC sold nearly 500 banks in the financial crisis, losing $90 billion in the process.
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The FDIC – and taxpayers – lost US$90 billion selling almost 500 failed banks. Where did all those banks go?
Bulls dominate Wall Street but behind them always lurks a big bear.
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Bankers are back to their old ways, putting the global economy at risk just six years after standing at the brink of another Great Depression.
Fundamental shifts in the Australian economy have resulted in structural budget deficit.
In our federal budget explainer series, Guay Lim explains what Australia's structural deficit really means.
Don’t turn around.
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Ed Miliband says Labour did not overspend when it was last in office. He's right.
The view from Wall Street.
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Looking back at how the US financial industry grew to dominate the economy rather than merely serve it will help us avoid another crisis.
We bailed out the banks – our food is worth even more, but working out exactly how much more is tricky.
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Is it worth trying to put a price on the natural world, when things like water and food are priceless? Yes, says Paul Sutton - without knowing the value of the environment, we might not value it at all.