In this week's essential reading guide Kohler explains Glenn Stevens' rates call, Gottliebsen unpacks a business hiring strike, Koukoulas delves into the dollar's fall and Bartholomeusz says miners should avoid a dividend distraction.

Currency wars to the right, deposit wars to the left
Alan Kohler
The undeclared global currency wars and local bank deposit wars forced Glenn Stevens' hand on rates, but all to no avail.

How Gillard cooked the business goose
Robert Gottliebsen 
The capital and hiring strike among small and medium businesses, spotlighted by Dunn and Bradstreet, is primarily the fault of the chaos caused by the Gillard government.



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