General interest

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Why are markets surging despite mixed economic signals?

The tech-heavy Nasdaq hit a new 15-year high on Friday night. Other US markets are ploughing ahead despite mixed signals about the US economy. What's going on?
 

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Is it time for an Australian Google tax?

Will Australia follow Britain's lead and introduce a 'Google tax'?

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Is it time for an Anzac dollar?

The idea of a currency union with New Zealand is a perennial talking point, and with the kiwi dollar drawing close to parity with the Australian dollar it might seem like there’s never been a better time.

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What does China's slowing economy mean for Australia?

The causes of the federal government's rapidly deteriorating Budget bottom line are many and varied, but one of the most significant remains out of Australia's control - the slowing Chinese economy.

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Tax white paper questions value of dividend imputation

Shareholders in Australian companies could lose tax credits on dividends after the government's discussion paper noted the existing imputation system is costly and complex.