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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates The central bank has faced perhaps unprecedented criticism for its stance on interest rates, but not everyone believes it's deserved.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank was the toast of the financial world a decade ago. Australia had notched up its 11th year of economic growth in a row after dodging the 2001 ''tech wreck'' recession, and the...
Clancy Yeates The chasm between the mining and the economy's slow lanes will widen further this year.
Clancy Yeates After years of pleading for lower taxes, corporate chiefs may soon have a dilemma on their hands.
Clancy Yeates BILLIONAIRE miner Andrew Forrest has hit back at Wayne Swan, accusing the Treasurer of trying to ''fool'' the public over a last-minute compromise on the mining tax struck between the Fortescue...
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank raises fresh doubts over banks' justification for raising mortgage rates outside of official moves, saying lenders have benefited from a 'significant' drop in the cost of borrowing.
Clancy Yeates Telstra signals job cuts if it fails to win contracts supplying the national broadband network.
Clancy Yeates Ominous warnings are the stock-in-trade of the boffins at the International Monetary Fund. After all, predicting doom can be the best way to jolt politicians into action, forcing them to make...
Clancy Yeates Loss-making small businesses will receive tax relief worth up to $300 million a year.
Clancy Yeates A wave of gloom is descending over households and businesses in the economy's slow lanes.
Clancy Yeates There are increasing signs of a recovery in job growth as businesses expand hiring plans.
Clancy Yeates The high Australian dollar is taking a savage toll on the nation's tourism industry.
Clancy Yeates The government risks sending investment overseas if it accepts advice of a high-powered panel.
Clancy Yeates China's ambassador has urged the government to treat Chinese companies fairly.
Clancy Yeates A plunge in building approvals has sparked warnings that activity in the high-employing home-building industry could fall below the levels of the global financial crisis.
Clancy Yeates A High Court judge has queried whether ASIC should have 'nailed its colours to a mast'.
Ruth Williams and Clancy Yeates The corporate regulator and RBA would have sweeping powers in proposal put to government.
Clancy Yeates Share investors have been buoyed by the brighter outlook for the global economy.
Clancy Yeates Corporate giants press their case for hundreds of millions in financial support from a taxpayer-owned credit agency.
Clancy Yeates POWER companies will have few problems passing on the carbon tax cost to households from this July, despite political uncertainty gripping the sector, a new report says.