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In an interview with Sky Business News on December 17, Dr Vincent Grégoire discussed why expectations of an increase in USA interest rates were higher than ever since the GFC. He says markets are now expecting important policy announcements on days with press conferences.

Given the complexity of any potential conflict and the lack of viable alternatives in Iraq and Syria, it may be better to contain the threat of the Islamic State (IS) rather than attempt to destroy it.

Australia could build a very positive working relationship with Indonesia's new president, but it will take some effort, Professor Tim Lindsey tells Sky News.

Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, talks to Sky News about fee deregulation, student debt, and cuts to university funding.

Dr Tim Lynch comments on the controversial proposal for a joint Australian US military air base on Australia's Cocos Islands.