In this podcast, Michelle and politics + society editor Amanda Dunn discuss the RBA rate rise, Lidia Thorpe's defection to the crossbench and the ongoing Voice debate
The Conversation’s 29-member panel expects very weak economic growth and recessions in much of the rest of the world, but there’s good news down the track for Australians’ buying power.
Chalmers has bought himself a doozy of a conversation, with his essay advocating we embrace “values-based capitalism”
The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate just 0.25 percentage point following a series of much more aggressive rate hikes in 2022.
The US spent $213 billion paying interest on the national debt in the fourth quarter of 2022 as the Fed jacked up borrowing costs at an unprecedented pace.
The rising cost of living doesn’t hit all Americans equally. Yet the benchmark figure for charting the rising cost of living excludes people in rural areas.
The reputation of the Bank of Canada will be undermined if the public believes the bank’s method of controlling inflation is no longer the right move.
Many Starbucks customers are irked by recent changes to its popular rewards program. But they may not have as much to complain about as it seems.
Interest rates are almost certain to rise again in February, after the latest Consumer Price Index figures showing inflation hitting a record high of 7.8% in 2022.
The numbers are less concerning when viewed in the bigger picture.
Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic and Brexit.
A little more than 1 in 10 Americans can’t get enough to eat – around the same share of the country that was experiencing food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prices are up to five times higher than the raw costs of production for many of the goods and services we all need.
For a country that aspires to reduce bureaucracy and liberalise its financial sector, currency redesign and cash withdrawal limits can only be counter-intuitive.
A drop in gas prices helped tame inflation in December 2022. But grocery prices and housing costs continued to rise.
Rapid increases in food prices due to inflation mean many Canadians may be making different food choices. Here are the possible short- and long-term effects of that, and some ways to save money.
While UK inflation could drop again in 2023, there is a lot of work to do to support the country’s economy.
As the cost of living continues to rise, the amount Canadians are being asked to tip is also increasing due to a phenomenon known as tip inflation.
There are a range of new flashpoints and ongoing deadly conflicts the world has largely ignored due to the focus on Ukraine.
Price inflation has hit countries differently, but most central banks and governments are concerned about the rising cost of living in 2023.