Hidden debt on Chinas Belt and Road tops $554b, says new study

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has left scores of lower- and middle-income countries saddled with “hidden debts” totalling US$385 billion ($554.1b). New research suggests that many countries’ financial liabilities linked to President Xi Jinping’s hallmark foreign policy have been systematically

Brian Fallow: Wartime economy is no time for interest rate rises

OPINION: This week’s labour market numbers are comprehensively strong. They are back to the levels the Reserve Bank, in its last pre-Covid monetary policy statement, described as at or slightly above maximum sustainable employment. So that leg of its dual