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Economist asleep over budget investment market impact
DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015
... causing a bond crash. Interest rates are going to stay very low," Oliver said. He disagreed with federal treasurer Joe Hockey's lowered iron ore price assumption of $48 as "in the last few weeks it has bounced back to $64 but you could argue the supply ...
No downing the dollar-A
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015
The portrait of Australian Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's beaming self-congratulatory smile as he did the rounds of media interviews yesterday remains deeply stuck in my brain. Can't blame smokin' Joe, he might just get his autograph on a third Budget ...
Good Budget, bad Budget
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2015
... of GDP). Lest I be accused of favouring one Party against another, the same thing happened to now Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's first Budget. Budget 2014 guessed that the underlying cash deficit (2.8% of GDP in 2013/14) would turn into a surplus of ...
Budget projections risk being too optimistic, economists warn
LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
... growth included in Budget 2015 risks being too optimistic. AMP chief economist Shane Oliver acknowledged that Treasurer Joe Hockey replaced the focus from last year's "budget emergency" to "boosting jobs, growth and opportunity." Oliver noted that "as ...
Mining exports finally give way to financial services
LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
... just half the level of our commodity exports, it would add $50 billion to our economy each and every year," Treasurer Joe Hockey said during his 2015 Budget speech. The Treasurer predicted that services, including finance, "will be the big new drivers ...
IFAs to benefit from budget
ALEX BURKE  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
... deductions on every asset costing less than $20,000 (previously $1,000) purchased between now and 30 June 2017. Treasurer Joe Hockey said that the cuts were "the lowest small business company tax rate in almost 50 years" and designed to help "small business ...
Hockey defends budget backflip
LAURA MILLAN  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
Treasurer Joe Hockey presented a budget he said focuses on Australian citizens' and businesses' opportunity to "have a go," despite hardening economic conditions. Hockey presented his 2015 budget as "the government's plan to strengthen our nation's ...
Opposition welcomes SME package, slams Google tax
MARK SMITH  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
... cost savings arising from its encircling of tax loopholes for multi-nationals showed the policy had been rushed in. "Joe Hockey's proposal [on multi-nationals] is fine as far as it goes but it doesn't go very far. It's a complete cop out that's been ...
Age pension kept at highest indexation rate
DARREN SNYDER  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
... Social Services Minister Scott Morrison prior to the budget release. Although in his budget speech, federal Treasurer Joe Hockey did say the Age Pension "will continue to increase, twice a year, this year, and every year - at the highest available indexation ...
Budget for uncertainty
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 MAY 2015
... dividend stock". I could only surmise that it's the uncertainty surrounding the great reveal of Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's second Budget (or is it Social Services Minister Scott Morrison's first?). Prime Minister Tony Abbot "promised" that this one ...
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