Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens

Privatisation doesn't always lead to public good

Gareth Hutchens You can bet we'll be hearing a lot more about privatisation in the next few months.

Opinion

Proposed $6 GP fee would hurt the poorest

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Gareth Hutchens Would you mind paying a small fee to visit your GP? There are good economic reasons why the idea is being considered, even if you don't like the sound of it.

Boxing Day sales: It's picnic time for shopaholics - you're sure of a big discount

Boxing Day

Gareth Hutchens Going to the Boxing Day sales? Spare a thought for the country's retail workers.

Retail

No GST on overseas online shopping this Christmas

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Gareth Hutchens State and federal treasurers agree that the GST-free threshold on goods bought online from overseas retailers must be lowered - but it won't happen just yet.

Funds

We wanted the $8.8b, RBA chief says

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Gareth Hutchens Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has admitted that the controversial $8.8b grant from Joe Hockey was a figure suggested by the central bank.

Resreve Bank governor Glenn Stevens not conviced of foreign exchange intervention for high dollar

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Gareth Hutchens Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says he remains "open-minded" about using foreign exchange intervention to weaken Australia's currency.

Regulation

Business Council of Australia calls for regulators to be more accountable

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Gareth Hutchens Lobby group wants regular performance audits and 'regulation impact statements'.

Currency

RBA not convinced of foreign exchange intervention for high dollar

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Gareth Hutchens Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says he remains 'open-minded'.

Economy

Guy Debelle says the US Fed holds the key to a lower Australian dollar

Glenda Kwek, Gareth Hutchens Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has flagged that US interest rates will remain low for a ''considerable time'' after quantitative easing end.

Economy

Guy Debelle says the US Federal Reserve holds the key to a lower Australian dollar

Glenda Kwek, Gareth Hutchens Federal Reserve chairman says interest rates will remain low for a 'considerable time'.

Australia's spying program could damage trade ties with Indonesia

Gareth Hutchens

Gareth Hutchens The furore over Australia's Indonesian spying program could damage Australia's economic relationship with the country - the largest economy in south-east Asia.

CBD

Dulcie Boling's Seven shares unfit to print

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Gareth Hutchens Seven Group Holdings director Dulcie Boling may have many skills to her name but a crack aim does not appear to be among them.

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Model still has currency for central bankers

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Gareth Hutchens Economists have been trying for hundreds of years to explain how markets work.

Floats

Channel Nine warns major backers may pull out

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Gareth Hutchens Nine says it will consider acquiring other companies if audience-reach laws change in the future.

Markets

US optimism drives strong start to week for local sharemarket

Markets

Gareth Hutchens The sharemarket is tipped to start strongly on Monday, jumping 55 points on open.

Banking

Westpac's risky dealings with payday lender Cash Converters

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Gareth Hutchens Some people inside Westpac may be slightly on edge about payday lender loans.

Legal action

New class action hit for Leighton

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Gareth Hutchens, Eric Johnston Maurice Blackburn considers widening a class action to take into account shareholder losses.

Economy

Overpriced Aussie set for fall: RBA

Glenn Stevens.

Gareth Hutchens Glenn Stevens says a price for the Australian dollar above US95c lacks the support of economic fundamentals.

Economy

US economy turns the corner on private-sector debt

Gareth Hutchens The US economy has 'largely completed' its process of debt repayment in the private sector.

Regulation

Jailed executive hits out at ASIC

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Gareth Hutchens A former executive who was sent to jail has slams ASIC for the way it conducted its case against him.