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Business Spectator

Business Spectator was a business news site dedicated to offering readers the most up-to-date market news along with insightful commentary from some of Australia’s most respected journalists. It was integrated into The Australian newspaper in April 2016.

Monetary policy isn’t a panacea

In the wake of the financial crisis power shifted from politicians to the ECB, now it’s time for elected governments to address the underlying causes of Europe’s malaise. [...]

An ECB dead end

If you are a born optimist, you may have concluded by now that the euro crisis is over. Indeed, we have not heard much about it lately. No bailouts, no bank runs, no Greek elections. It almost feels like financial stability. If you are a realist, however, you would be looking at two figures and know that we are right in the middle of the euro crisis. [...]

Why Greece is back in crisis mode

Amid all other crises plaguing Europe at the moment, the financial problems engulfing Athens had temporarily slipped off the front pages. However, it was only a matter of time until they resurfaced. [...]

A mess of Merkel’s own making

The German Chancellor may not politically survive the disaster she has created — and that would be well deserved. The collateral damage of her failing would be a Europe that sees the resurrection of nationalism, borders and political extremism. [...]

The divisions thwarting a united Europe

As ironic as it seems, it is the EU’s overreach that could turn out to be its own undoing. And it could be the failure of the EU’s supranationalism that will trigger a widespread return of the nation-state. [...]