The recession we only just had to have

Australia’s only-just recession, the dangers of more bond buying from the ECB and could Brexit talks fall apart? NAB’s Gavin Friend on The Morning Call today.

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Aussie rises further. What could possibly go wrong?

Markets are ignoring the unrest in the US and focusing on the COVID-19 recovery. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril explains why that’s to be expected on today’s Morning Call.

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The rise and rise of the Aussie dollar

Another big rise in the strength of the Australian dollar. NAB’s Ray Attrill says its not all down to the weakening US currency.

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Less Shock, More Ore

Will rising iron ore prices and China’s infrastructure plans help the Aussie dollar? A question put to NAB’s Tapas Strickland on today’s Morning Call podcast.

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The economics of mental health

Does economic theory ignore the existence of mental health issues? Diviya Dhami joins me and Steve Keen to talk about the payback from spending on fixing the problem.

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Optimism knocked back by Trump announcement

Trading was riding high. That was, says NAB’s Gavin Friend, until the US President said he had announcement to make on China.

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Random Stuff

Fixing the Retirement Crisis

Savings for pensions seems to be a global issue. But the real problem is people who do save are pulling money out of the economy and slowing growth.

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The Perils of Population Growth

Do we need population growth to enjoy economic growth? For many countries immigration seems to be the only way forward – remember the Big Australia policy?

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Expectations of rate cuts rise, unrest in the Gulf grows

More evidence of rising rate cut expectations in Australia and the US. NAB’s Alex Stanley talks through the indicators, plus discusses the implications of unrest following attacks in the Strait of Hormuz.

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