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Stephen is one of Australia’s most respected business journalists. He was most recently co-founder and associate editor of the Business Spectator website and an associate editor and senior columnist at The Australian.

The dreaded ‘doom loop’ is back on the agenda
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The dreaded ‘doom loop’ is back on the agenda

With the pandemic still raging across Europe there’s been a revival of interest and discussion about a concept borne out of the 2008 global financial crisis.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz

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It’s a little bit of history repeating in Credit Suisse’s litany of losses
Opinion

It’s a little bit of history repeating in Credit Suisse’s litany of losses

Credit Suisse has been embroiled in a series of financial disasters that could have been avoided had it learned from its compatriot, UBS.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
‘Britcoin’ on the boil: The UK may have just changed the digital currency game
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‘Britcoin’ on the boil: The UK may have just changed the digital currency game

The world’s central banks have been sitting on their hands. The UK may have just changed that.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
An invasion of corporate zombies may still be on the horizon
Opinion

An invasion of corporate zombies may still be on the horizon

When the pandemic hit there was expected to be a wave of corporate failures. It hasn’t eventuated, but there are grave fears over what the future holds.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The echoes of China’s financial crisis are being heard as a giant struggles to survive
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The echoes of China’s financial crisis are being heard as a giant struggles to survive

A state-owned company set up to manage bad debts is itself apparently teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, highlighting the problems in China’s financial system.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The trillion-dollar inflation conundrum facing the world
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The trillion-dollar inflation conundrum facing the world

The outlook for inflation is the most disruptive threat to financial markets since the GFC.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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Jack Ma’s Ant Group is becoming a member of a club he despises
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Jack Ma’s Ant Group is becoming a member of a club he despises

China’s authorities continue to turn the screws on the empire of outspoken tech tycoon Jack Ma.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Deluge of new US bond sales to test markets’ nerves
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Deluge of new US bond sales to test markets’ nerves

The tug of war between financial market hawks and doves is likely to resume this week as an avalanche of US Treasury bond sales begins.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
The cash conundrum: There’s more money around, but it changes hands less often
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The cash conundrum: There’s more money around, but it changes hands less often

Since the 1980s, the supply of money has been increasing but its velocity has decreased, resulting in less productive investment and a dramatic increase in financial speculation.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
While the world dithers, China prepares to unleash a digital currency
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While the world dithers, China prepares to unleash a digital currency

China’s development of a central bank-issued digital version of its currency is gathering pace and could pose a long-term threat to US dollar dominance.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Biden’s tax plan could get Mathias Cormann off to a flying start at the OECD
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Biden’s tax plan could get Mathias Cormann off to a flying start at the OECD

The prospect of a global agreement on a minimum corporate tax rate this year has been strengthened by the US government’s search for revenue to fund its $2.9 trillion infrastructure investments.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz