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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Chief executive of government's financing arm denies it invested in "low-doc" loans.
Clancy Yeates RBA to pay federal government $500 million after the central bank made its first profit in three years.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank has delivered its first profit in three years, swinging back into the black with earnings of $1.1 billion in the year to June.
Clancy Yeates Australian company directors collect more than double their colleagues in Japan
Clancy Yeates The mining boom will become a big drag on the economy within the next two years, say eminent economists.
Clancy Yeates By early 2014 falling terms of trade are likely to be a "substantial deflationary force", two economists argue.
Peter Martin, Clancy Yeates THE government's official forecaster has taken the axe to its iron ore and coal outlook, predicting the first slide in mining income since the global financial crisis.
Clancy Yeates Peter Martin THE federal government's official forecaster holds out no hope for a strong bounce in the price of iron ore, which it expects to fetch $US101 a tonne next year, compared with Fortescue's prediction...
Clancy Yeates Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says the drop in commodity prices is likely to spark further job losses in mining as unprofitable operations are closed down.
Clancy Yeates A curency union between Australia and New Zealand has been rejected by top economic think tanks in both countries.
Clancy Yeates Up to 23 central banks from around the globe have included Australian dollar assets in their foreign exchange reserves, underlining the wide appeal the currency holds among overseas investors.
Clancy Yeates There's a certain irony in the mad rush by retailers to exploit the new iPhone launch.
Clancy Yeates The Tax Office is taking a tougher stance on small businesses that may not be financially viable.
Clancy Yeates FEW institutions enjoy a position quite as lofty as that held by the Reserve Bank.
Phillip Coorey, Clancy Yeates, Gareth Hutchens THE federal government has expressed full confidence in the Reserve Bank governor, Glenn Stevens, as calls grow for a judicial inquiry into allegations that subsidiary companies of the bank bribed...
Clancy Yeates The banking regulator could gain the power to sack the boards of foreign-owned banks operating in Australia, under sweeping new proposals.
Clancy Yeates The banking regulator would gain the power to sack the boards of foreign-owned banks operating in Australia in times of crisis, under sweeping new proposals released by the government.
Clancy Yeates APRA steps up efforts to sway boards on executive pay and residential lending.
Clancy Yeates The banking regulator has stepped up its bid to sway boards over executive pay and residential lending practices.
Clancy Yeates Almost a third of the economy will be effected by a digital 'big bang' over the next three years.