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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Australian credit card debt has struck a new record high of $50 billion, ballooning by almost a third in the past five years.
Clancy Yeates, Sarah Mcdonald EUROPE'S debt crisis is undermining a Gillard government policy designed to ease bank funding costs, by wiping out savings to lenders who issue covered bonds.
Clancy Yeates THE number of unfilled jobs has slumped to its lowest level in 18 months, in a sign weak economic conditions are deterring employers from hiring new staff.
Clancy Yeates, Sarah McDonald Europe's debt crisis is undermining one of the Gillard government's main policies designed to ease bank funding costs.
Clancy Yeates The last interest rate cut failed to spark the shopping spree retailers were hoping for.
Clancy Yeates It's always risky to make sweeping predictions but here's one thing you can count on in 2012: the stoush over interest rates is only getting started.
Clancy Yeates THE Future Fund's investments in tobacco and companies involved in nuclear arms production face growing scrutiny this year, as the Greens step up calls for tighter rules on what assets the fund can...
Clancy Yeates GLOBAL economic weakness has set the scene for weaker growth in mining profits this year as the nation's export prices retreat from record highs.
Clancy Yeates Global economic weakness has set the scene for weaker growth in mining profits this year.
Clancy Yeates FOREIGN visitors have slashed their monthly spending on Australian tourism by almost $450 million in the past year, underlining the crippling effects of the high dollar on the travel and hospitality...
Clancy Yeates If you're reading this at a beachside getaway, there's every chance the local area is doing it tough.
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Clancy Yeates Super funds are under pressure to reveal how much their top executives are paid.
Clancy Yeates SUPER FUNDS are under pressure to be more open about how much their top executives and directors are paid, after a regulator's plan to lift transparency in the $1.3 trillion industry won support.
Clancy Yeates MYER and David Jones will continue to suffer from lacklustre sales next year as nervous consumers limit their spending during the critical trading period after Christmas, say analysts.
Clancy Yeates Myer and David Jones will continue to suffer from lacklustre sales in 2012, as nervous consumers limit their spending during the critical trading period after Christmas, say analysts.
Clancy Yeates Meagre Christmas sales have prompted a ratings cut for Myer and David Jones shares, sending Myer stock to the lowest since its initial share sale.
Henrietta Cook, Clancy Yeates IT IS a simple case of ''if you can't beat them, join them''.
Clancy Yeates THE economy will grow at a sub-par pace next year as fallout from Europe's debt crisis and weaker commodity prices drag on domestic activity, a new survey suggests.
Clancy Yeates MARKETS are betting on more interest rate cuts after the Reserve Bank warned there was a ''non-trivial'' chance that Europe's debt crisis would spark a severe recession, dragging heavily on global...