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Chief economist update: RBA still in denial
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 FEB 2019
... appears that the RBA continues to hitch its star on the improving labour market and its impact on wages. "The outlook for the labor market remains positive. The unemployment rate is 5%, the lowest in six years. With the economy expected to continue to ...
Royal Commission sobering and overdue: Labor
DARREN SNYDER  |  TUESDAY, 5 FEB 2019
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen said a Labor government will establish a Treasury taskforce to help implement all of the recommendations from the banking and financial services Royal Commission. Responding immediately after the public release of the Royal ...
Misconduct must end: Frydenberg
DARREN SNYDER  |  MONDAY, 4 FEB 2019
... abuse our trust to account. In doing so the community's trust in our financial sector can and will be restored." Read Labor's response here .
LICs defy franking credit refund changes
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 22 JAN 2019
... investors, the majority of which are Australians entitled to the benefits of the franking system. Freeman is urging the Labor Party to reconsider its proposal as he says it's "both inequitable and very unfair." AFIC recorded net profit of $250.3 ...
Chief economist update: Australian property market slump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 JAN 2019
... Commission (report due out in February) and the fall-out from the Opal building quality concerns and the prospect of a Labor government that'll limit negative gearing and halve the capital tax gains discount from 50% to 25%. Lastly, predictions of ...
Labor reforms to increase welfare dependency
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  THURSDAY, 17 JAN 2019
Labor's proposed franking credit reforms will substantially impact the income of more than one million Australians, forcing them to seek welfare. In an address yesterday, Alliance for a Fairer Retirement System chair Deborah Ralston said the vast majority ...
Budget surplus unlikely as economy stalls: Fitch
OSKAH DUNNIN  |  TUESDAY, 15 JAN 2019
... slowing exports and global economic fatigue may see expenditure increase well above their estimates. In December 2018, Labor finance spokesman Jim Chalmers said the government's forecast for a 2019/20 financial year surplus was "courtesy of a strong ...
Fed steady with a slight chance of a rate cut
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
... generally judged that the economy was evolving about as anticipated, with real economic activity rising at a strong rate, labor market conditions continuing to strengthen, and inflation near the Committee's objective". No problems here. US GDP expanded ...
Chief economist update: Fed fail
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 DEC 2018
... In its statement, it says that the Committtee "will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international ...
Financial Standard unwrapped: Our top stories in 2018
HARRISON WORLEY  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 DEC 2018
... credits, and throughout the year the wealth management industry largely moved to oppose the policy . With the likelihood of a Labor Government seemingly firming, one fund manager suggested investors should prepare by moving into fixed interest . BTFG ...
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