Policymakers signal change of focus to debt risks after years of pump-priming
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The boost to the latest GDP figures has come from commodity prices and is not trickling down into wage rises
The latest GDP figures are a prime example of the great divergence of major economic indicators and the reality that most people feel after strong economic growth in the December quarter last year failed to translate into growth for workers’ wages.
The treasurer, Scott Morrison would have breathed a small sigh of relief when the figures were released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. While there was little expectation that the figures would be bad, had the economy gone backwards in the quarter we would have been in a “technical recession” (that most silly of phrases) given the September quarter saw the economy shrink 0.5%.
While cities around the world are competing to become innovation centres, Dubai has a chance to be one of the winners
‘Fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ have become a global problem but could big data and machine learning algorithms come to the rescue and help us to automatically flag up news that are stretching or distorting the truth?