Watch out on budget day for how creative Treasury assumptions are on inflation.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
RBA Governor Glenn Stevens isn't buying the secular stagnation theory, lending weight to the deficit hawks.
Expect the higher dollar to put strong downward pressure on already low interest rates.
Once again the US-AUD exchange rate has monetary policymakers worried.
Negative interest rates are not the weapon some central bankers had hoped they would be.
Both the US and Australia face a global economy that is in deep, deep trouble.
Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative.
This week: the Australian economy exceeds expectations, while China continues to worry. RBA Governor Glenn Stevens has reason to smile, Janet Yellen less so.
There is more uncertainty in financial markets, an improving labour market in Australia (despite a monthly blip in January) and the US, but no sign of much growth.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
The global sharemarket volatility will weigh on Reserve Bank board members as they consider interest rates.
The reporting of "higher than expected" inflation seemed a bit overblown.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
Just as football coaches reconsidered when to opt for a two-point conversion after the NFL made a change, the Fed adjusts its decisions in line with an evolving economy.
The Fed lifted its target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade, which was hardly a surprise. What happens next may still stump us.
How today's policy around savings and pensions has worrying echoes of failed 19th century approaches.
Evidence suggests the global neutral interest rate may settle at below 1%, penalising savers and rewarding risk takers.
Monetary policy since the financial crisis has flooded the market with cheap capital. A rate rise will reverse this and put developing economies at risk.