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The trillion-dollar inflation conundrum facing the world
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Opinion

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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Feeling the bite of the boom
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Feeling the bite of the boom

And the choko’s contribution to the war effort.

Deluge of new US bond sales to test markets’ nerves

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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Opinion

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
RBA to take centre stage as investors seek inflation clues

RBA to take centre stage as investors seek inflation clues

The RBA is not expected to shift the official cash rate this week, but its April board meeting comes as investors are starting to get nervous about inflation.

  • by Alex Druce
Biden’s $US7 trillion punt on US growth and economic supremacy

Biden’s $US7 trillion punt on US growth and economic supremacy

The US is about to become the biggest contributor to global growth for the first time in decades but will it be lasting and could it produce an ugly ending?

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
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‘It’s American driven’: US holds the keys to Asian inflation

‘It’s American driven’: US holds the keys to Asian inflation

Sunny Bangia, fund manager of the Antipodes Asia Fund, says the US government’s decisions will dictate whether inflation gets out of hand in Asia and Australia.

  • by Lucy Battersby
Pandemic shopping habits are giving inflation experts a headache

Pandemic shopping habits are giving inflation experts a headache

Financial markets are obsessed with where inflation is headed in the world’s largest economy. But with COVID-19 turning consumption upside down, statisticians are struggling to figure out where inflation is at.

  • by Alex Tanzi
How not to panic about inflation
Opinion
Opinion

How not to panic about inflation

Do you remember Wall Street’s great inflation scare of 2010-2011? It’s an episode worth revisiting, because there’s a good chance that we’ll see a replay over the next year or so.

  • by Paul Krugman
Saving markets from a pandemic meltdown comes with a cost
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Saving markets from a pandemic meltdown comes with a cost

The unprecedented responses of central banks and governments to the pandemic averted a meltdown in markets last year but has created problems that won’t be easy to solve.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
How much stimulus is too much? Biden’s relief bill may have a nasty sting

How much stimulus is too much? Biden’s relief bill may have a nasty sting

As President Joe Biden signs into law one of the largest economic rescue packages in US history, the chair of the Federal Reserve will have his work cut out trying to soothe nerves building on bond markets.

  • by Tom Rees