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Nassim Khadem 5:40 PM Rather than taxing private pensions once people hit retirement, the Abbott government may be about to extend the tax benefit.
Nassim Khadem The Tax Office is not worried about small businesses looking to rort the Abbott government's budget measure allowing small businesses to write off assets under-$20,000.
The Australian dollar has traded higher after the RBA held rates steady and as economists upgraded their forecasts for Wednesday's quarterly GDP data.
G20 leaders and finance ministers will receive guidelines on tackling multinational tax avoidance from the OECD at meetings in Turkey later this year.
Nassim Khadem Limiting the rich from accessing super tax breaks won't work on its own if the wealthy are still allowed to use other concessions on property and shares, some submissions to the Abbott government's tax review say.
Rose Powell Business expectations have dropped further despite a federal budget widely designed to lift confidence and widely recognised as being pro-business.
Gareth Hutchens Treasury Secretary John Fraser says Sydney's housing market is showing "unequivocal" signs of a housing bubble.
Michael Koziol Almost 500 same-sex Australian couples have wed in New Zealand since that country legalised gay marriage, spending at least $1 million in the process (and likely much more).
Mark Mulligan Permanent changes to job markets may be masking shifts in what classifies as full employment, and this is complicating policy-making, says asset manager Standard Life Investments.
Clancy Yeates The surge in lending to property investors continued in April, as the value of home loans held by landlords once again grew by more than the banking regulator's 10 per cent a year cap.
Eleni Chrepa, Nikos Chrysoloras and Andrew Mayeda Greece has again expressed optimism that the country will reach a deal with creditors in the coming days, even as IMF and international creditors say they're not so sure it will.
Nassim Khadem The Abbott government must stop listening to lobby groups who are arguing for negative gearing and superannuation concessions to be left off the table for tax reform, says PwC.
Narayanan Somasundaram The nation's regulators are flashing warnings. Banks are vowing to curb lending. But that may not be enough to damp Sydney's surging home prices, economists say. It may be time to look across the ditch.
Jared Lynch Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey should consider slashing stamp duty to attract more people to regional areas and help Australia fully capitalise on the Asian dining boom, KPMG chairman Peter Nash says.
James Eyers and Jonathan Shapiro Rising property prices, household debt and unemployment have increased the risks in bank mortgage books, said Philip Lowe, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
China's ramped-up stimulus is fueling optimism that the nation can tame a rising tide of bad debt and banks' profits will rebound.