In this week's essential reading guide, Kohler pushes for an independent infrastructure body, Gottliebsen queries whether the RBA has its finger on Australia's economic pulse, Bartholomeusz warns of dangers in currency and commodity markets and Maley outlines the potential for a crisis in China.

CEO PULSE: Giving up the Gillard ghost
Alan Kohler
The two-speed economy is starkly evident in the Business Spectator Accenture CEO Pulse survey, with a greater number of Australia's top tier chiefs expressing deep concern about Gillard government policies and the future.

A slow RBA dawn
Robert Gottliebsen
Reading over the Reserve Bank's statement on monetary policy, there are a few signs that the bank is starting to understand the economic predicament facing Australia.



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