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London’s trading strength has evolved from dockyard cranes to high finance. Rubén Moreno Montolíu/Flickr

Britain drops one deficit target and ends up facing a new threat

As the budget deficit fades from political view, anxiety shifts to the much wider current account deficit. It may signal UK dynamism, but neither financing nor closing it look easy after Brexit.
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians. Paul Miller/AAP

Wealth inequality shows superannuation changes are overdue

Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.
“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.” Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

In acceptance speech, Trump embraces role as hero of the forgotten

Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Now that the election is done and dusted what needs to change in politics? Dean Lewins/AAP

Lessons from the election

The major parties seem to be having considerable difficulty drawing lessons from the recent election campaign. Of course, there are many. The most obvious, but probably the most difficult for them to accept…
Disputed: Taiping Island, in the South China Sea. Office of the President of Taiwan

Business Briefing: Trouble in the South China Sea

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The international court ruling against China's expansion in the South China Sea puts Australia in a tricky situation.
Barnaby Joyce of the Nationals and Senator Nick Xenophon and his team may have more influence post election. Alan Porritt/AAP

Business Briefing: are Hanson, NXT and the Nationals bad for business?

Business Briefing: Hanson, NXT and The Nationals, bad for business? The Conversation14.8 MB (download)
The newly elected Senate crossbenchers and a stronger Nationals representation could mean bad news for trade deals but good news for local industry.
What’s behind the carefully curated, cartoonish personas played out in political media? EPA/GE YUEJIN

Why politicians and fictional characters have a lot in common

Voters judge political parties as best we can. But the way political narratives are presented – with their heroes and villains, twists and triumphs – rewards archetypes rather than nuanced reality.

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