Explaining why it can be so difficult to pinpoint whether or not an economy is in recession.
At the right moment, Australia’s Reserve Bank would be wise to stop taking its lead from the US – holding interest rates here steady, even if they’re still rising overseas.
The Fed’s recent rate hikes are contributing to higher prices and growing recession risks around the world, yet there are good reasons why the US central bank has to keep its focus domestic.
With a recession seeming imminent, many Canadians are rightfully concerned about the state of their finances. Here are some ways you can be prepared for one.
Central banks are trying to strike a balance between curbing inflation and enabling economic growth.
Rising inflation rates due to supply-side factors – COVID-19, Ukraine and supply chain shortages – make countering inflation difficult for the central bank.
History indicates house prices are more likely to see a correction and prolonged stagnation, not a crash
The US economy shrank for a second straight quarter. While some call that a recession or a strong sign of one, a financial economist explains why the term probably doesn’t yet apply.
The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by an additional three-quarters of a percentage point. An economist explains what this means for the economy.
As Jim Chalmers prepares to deliver grim news on the economy, he will choose his words carefully.
As the Johnson government ends, here’s what lies ahead for a new UK chancellor
The panel believes Australia will avoid a recession the year ahead, but is much less certain about the United States. It expects real wages to go backwards and economic growth to sink.
US stocks recently entered a bear market as investors grow pessimistic the Federal Reserve can bring down inflation while avoiding a recession.
A personal finance expert on the steps you can take now to prepare for a possible recession.
The Fed raised interest rates the most in nearly three decades to fight stubborn inflation. A finance expert explains what’s happening, the risks and what it means for consumers.
New treasurer Jim Chalmers was part of Australia’s successful effort to avoid the last US-led “great recession” in 2008. He may need to draw on those lessons sooner than we’d like.
The Fed lifted its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as it fights raging inflation.
The UK may be facing the worst economic conditions in many years, but the chancellor may prefer not to be overly helpful.
Josh Frydenberg on uncertain economic times.
Michelle Grattan discusses the economic challenges faced by the nation, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
It isn’t just the effects of climate change that could destabilize the financial system, it’s also fossil fuel assets losing value. The good news is that central banks can fix it.