Economy & Markets


Monopoly delivered on a platter

Markets ought to be about competition. To quote historian Niall Ferguson, they should ensure the survival of the fittest, not...

RBA fast becoming the ultimate Aussie battler

Analysis It’s an Aussie battler’s worst nightmare. You’ve got a macking big loan with the bank but the value of...

Keen historians would invest now

If history is any guide – and let’s face it, history is the only guide – it is a good...

Free money begins to gush

Who said there’s no such thing as free money? The flight of capital in global markets has become so extreme...

The President’s real handicap

Barack Obama’s opposite number in the crisis talks over America’s debt is John Boehner, the Republican leader in Congress. Boehner...

Wheeler-dealers laughing all the way to the bank

THE party rolls on. Just one year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the most tumultuous days in the...

B&B’s culture of greed

Pursuit of the ''quick buck'', ''ginning up rosy projections'' on deals, making ''absurdly optimistic assumptions'' in business models, ignoring the...

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