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Tim Binsted 9:47 AM The nation's manufacturing sector has shrunk for the fourth straight month despite the dramatic devaluation of the Australian dollar as political uncertainty and weak business investment weigh on activity.
Gareth Hutchens, Peter Martin 4:36 PM Rules that restrict taxi licences, shopping hours, the location of pharmacies and the resale of goods legally purchased overseas would be swept away as part of a package of measures proposed by the first comprehensive review of competition policy in 22 years.
Simon Evans 4:22 PM Porsche dealer Sean Lygo says its "totally ridiculous" that Australian buyers pay so much for luxury cars, which are subject to a 33 per cent tax the industry wants dumped.
Mark Mulligan 3:04 PM A slower pace of lending to property investors in February has given the Reserve Bank of Australia more scope to cut interest rates.
Judith Ireland The average Australian worker will find themselves bumped into the second-highest income tax bracket in just over a year's time.
Malcolm Maiden Australian investors appear to have dodged a bullet.
Nassim Khadem The Abbott government should change the law so that it places the burden of proof on the Australian Taxation Office, where fraud and evasion is alleged, according to the final recommendations of the parliamentary inquiry into tax disputes.
Nassim Khadem Company tax cuts are on the cards as the government heads into the tax white paper process.
Patrick Begley 'Bear' strategist Gerard Minack has a stark warning about the Australian economy.
Nassim Khadem The head of Treasury's revenue group, Rob Heferen, has thrown his support behind a move to cut the company tax rate from 30 per cent, saying it would boost foreign investment and economic growth.
Liz Capo McCormick and Matthew Boesler For all the talk about when Federal Reserve policy makers are going to raise interest rates, they haven't quite figured out how to do it as the market is awash with excess cash reserves.
Ruth Liew AMP chairman Simon McKeon fears there is a lack of focus on top-line growth.
Nicky Phillips and Gareth Hutchens The significant contribution of science to Australia's economy has been measured for the first time in a landmark report that warns economic growth could fall dramatically without strong commitment to the sector.
Benjamin Purvis Australia's top-performing bond manager is loading up on longer-dated government debt, saying there is a one-in-two chance the RBA will cut interest rates below 1 per cent as recession looms.
It will take a while for the financial regulator's reforms to slow the number of housing loans being taken out by investors, the Reserve Bank says.
Nassim Khadem The Abbott government could raise much needed revenue by increasing the top tax rates paid by the richest Australians, and hiking the company tax rate to 45 per cent, says rich property developer Soheil Abedian.
Nassim Khadem and Gareth Hutchens Interest rate reductions have benefitted the highest 20 per cent of income households with average gains of $536 per year, compared with just $38 per year for the lowest income category.
Peter Martin The Treasurer moans about Labor’s budget tricks, yet considers a similar sleight of hand.
Peter Reith If both sides of politics decide we may as well walk away from fiscal repair before the next election, Australia could experience a serious blow to our economy and real poverty for potentially hundreds of thousands.
Madeleine Heffernan Investors push retailer's shares to a record high on its increased dividend and a better-than-expected result for its stationery brand Smiggle.